On Petracca: As hard nosed a player as any in the Big East; High-energy player with tremendous ability both offensively and defensively; Excellent baserunner.
2004: Played in all 51 games, with 50 starts; Was second-leading hitter with .323 (61-for-181); average (tops among returnees); Scored a team-high 41 runs and drove in 28; Tallied 10 doubles, one triple and one home run; Had 11 stolen bases in 12 tries; Drew 31 walks and struck out 32 times; Team-high .428 on-base percentage; 16 multi-hit games; Had 5-for-6 day at the plate against La Salle on May 11; Scored two runs and drove in three with a triple and home run; Had four hits in games against Detroit and Connecticut; Batted .310 (27-for-87) in Big East play; Scored 19 runs and drove in 11; Had 18 walks and a .436 on-base percentage.
Daytona Beach Community College: Started 26 of 38 games in 2003; Batted .344 (43-for-125) with 40 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs and 38 RBI; Walked 32 times with only 24 strikeouts; Led team with a .505 on-base percentage.
Seminole High School: Lettered three times in baseball; An All-Conference first team performer in 2000-01; Earned All-Central Florida first team accolades in 2000 and 2001; Three-time All-District player; Second team All-State in both 2000 and 2001; A member of the National Honor Society; A Who's Who Academic All-American.
Personal: Psychology major; Older of two children of Carmino and Melissa Petracca; Has a brother Dominic (20) that also played baseball for Daytona Beach CC; Born 10/25/82 in Sanford, Fla.