On Santoianni: Did an effective job in matchup situations out of the bullpen last season … A power pitcher who is tough on lefties and generates swings and misses … Still has a wealth of potential and should continue to grow into his role during the coming season.
Career: Has logged 12 1/3 innings pitched over 14 outings in the past two seasons … Has one save and a 4.38 ERA … Averaging 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings … Allowed six hits and six earned runs with 12 walks and 13 strikeouts … Opposing batters are hitting just .150 (6-for-40) against him … Has not allowed a home run to the 56 batters he has faced.
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 (17) … 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 and a Business minor.