On Santoianni: Veteran arm on the pitching staff who has experience in the late innings ... Power pitcher with the ability to generate swings and misses ... Does an effective job against both lefties and righties ... Has great potential and should earn a role out of the bullpen once again as a senior.
Career: Has pitched in 33 games out of the bullpen in his three seasons on the team ... Has one save and a 4.72 ERA in 26 2/3 innings ... Has given up just 18 hits while being charged with 15 runs (14 earned), and has issued 31 walks while recording 22 strikeouts ... Opponents have hit just .194 against him, and he has not allowed a home run to 132 batters faced.
2016: Made 19 relief appearances and logged 14 1/3 innings pitched ... Held opponents to a .226 batting average against him, giving up 12 hits and nine runs (eight earned) while walking 19 and striking out nine ... Did not allow a home run to the 76 batters he faced ... Was unscored on in 15 of his 19 outings ... Matched a season high with 1 1/3 scoreless innings and two strikeouts at Saint Joseph's ... Had a stretch of five scoreless appearances from February 27 through March 6, and later a stretch of eight scoreless outings from April 6 through May 15; BIG EAST: Pitched in seven conference games ... Allowed two hits and three earned runs while walking nine and striking out two in four innings pitched ... Held opponents to going 2-for-12 (.167) against him ... All three earned runs he allowed came in his final outing of the seven BIG EAST appearances ... Pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings over two appearances in the Creighton series.
2015: Pitched in 13 games out of the bullpen and recorded one save to go with a 3.65 ERA in 12 1/3 innings of work ... Faced 53 batters and allowed just five hits while holding opponents to a miniscule .128 batting average against him ... Had 13 strikeouts and averaged 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings ... Charged with five earned runs and issued 10 walks ... Recorded the final four outs against Rutgers to earn a save ... Gave up just one earned run over 11 1/3 innings in his final nine outings of the season; Had a season-high three strikeouts on two occasions, both against Saint Joseph's; BIG EAST: Appeared in four conference games and gave up just one hit over 4 2/3 scoreless innings ... Walked three and struck out four ... Opposing batters were 1-for-12 (.083) against him ... Pitched a season-high two scoreless innings with a walk and two strikeouts against Georgetown ... Worked a perfect inning with a strikeout at Creighton.
2014: Made one relief appearance against Penn in which he allowed a hit and an earned run while walking two.
Souderton High School: Earned three varsity letters as a pitcher and an outfielder ... Earned first team all-league honors as a senior in 2013 ... High school teammate of current Villanova football player Javon White.
Personal: Born 4/27/95 in Souderton, Pa. ... Older of two children of Michael and Donna Santoianni ... Has a younger sister, Adelina (18) ... Chose Villanova for its closeness to home and because it is a great fit with a mix of athletic and academic opportunities ... Political Science major.