Villanova has multiple draft picks for the eighth time in the last 12 years
Senior Shortstop is 65th draft selection from Villanova
Sciacca and Harris named All-Big Five, Ostapeck is on All-Academic Team
Sciacca drives in three runs, Beermann and Jones power Villanova with home runs
Villanova head coach Joe Godri wins 300th career game in opener of three-game series
Villanova recognized its graduating seniors prior to its home game against Louisville on May 4, 2013.
Villanova defeated La Salle, 5-3, on March 26 in a game that was part of the Liberty Bell Classic.
Villanova defeated Chicago State, 8-2, on March 15, 2013.
Villanova defeated NYIT by a final score of 14-3 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth on Friday, March 16.
On Sciacca: MLB Prospect ... Preseason All-BIG EAST ... One of the top all-around players in the region ... Tremendous athlete who hits for a high average, is a terrific situational hitter and fits well into the Villanova offense ... Has developed into a significant threat in the middle of the batting order ... Shows incredible range in the field with outstanding defense at either middle infield position ... Will be a key player for the Wildcats during the season.
Career: Has played in 140 games with 124 starts ... Career .314 hitter (142-for-452) with a .399 on-base percentage and a .425 slugging percentage ... His hits include 28 doubles, eight triples and two home runs ... Scored 83 runs and has 72 runs batted in ... Has stolen 29 bases and been caught just five times ... Has been hit by a pitch 19 times while drawing 51 walks and striking out 110 times ... Has 12 sacrifice bunts and nine sacrifice flies ... Tremendous middle infielder with a career .976 fielding percentage (245 putouts, 361 assists, 15 errors).
2012: Earned second team All-BIG EAST and second team All-East honors ... Selected as the Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Year and was an All-Big Five honoree ... Led the team or tied for the team lead in nine different offensive categories, while ranking in the top 10 in the BIG EAST in six of those categories ... One of three players on the team who started in all 55 games ... Batted a team-high .359 (79-for-220) with a .430 on-base percentage and a .500 slugging percentage ... Tied for the team lead with 79 hits and had a team-high 16 doubles to go along with six triples and a home run ... Scored 43 runs, had 39 runs batted in and drew a team-high 24 walks ... Was hit by a pitch seven times ... Had 17 stolen bases in 21 tries ... Laid down two sacrifice bunts and had five sacrifice flies ... Struck out 53 times ... Played incredible defense in the field with only six errors in 302 chances ... Had 131 putouts and 165 assists ... Reached base safely 49 times in 55 games ... Put together a career-high 15-game hitting streak from March 10-31 ... During the streak he batted a torrid .508 (31-for-61) with 11 multi-hit games, including four games with three hits or more ... Had five consecutive multi-hit games during the streak and in those five games was a collective 13-for-20 (.650) with two doubles, two triples, seven runs scored, seven RBI and three walks ... Hit for the cycle in just six innings of a win against Chicago State, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored, five runs batted and both a walk and a stolen base ... Had three hits and three runs batted in against Norfolk State and also drove in three runs thanks to a pair of doubles against Miami (Ohio) ... Had three hits in back-to-back games against Central Connecticut and Saint Joseph's ... Had three hits and drove in three runs against Binghamton ... Went 4-for-5 with a run scored against Penn ... Also had four hits against La Salle ... Overall had 24 multi-hit games, six three-hit games and three games with four hits ... Had three separate streaks in the field in which he handled over 50 chances without committing an error; BIG EAST: Batted .275 (30-for-109) in 27 conference games while posting a .354 on-base percentage and a .358 slugging percentage ... Scored 18 runs and had 14 RBI while hitting seven doubles and a triple ... Walked 11 times and struck out 35 times ... Was hit by a pitch on four occasions, had a sacrifice bunt and hit three sacrifice flies ... Stole six bases and was caught three times ... Committed just two errors in 148 chances in the field (.986 fielding percentage) ... Tallied 68 putouts and 78 assists ... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, two RBI and a double in a win over St. John's ... Drew a career-high four walks and scored four runs in a win at West Virginia ... Had three hits, two runs scored and an RBI in a victory over Georgetown ... Went 3-for-5 with a run scored, two RBI and two stolen bases versus Cincinnati.
2011: Sat out the season with an injury ... Received a medical redshirt for the year.
2010: Solidified himself as the team's starting second baseman and played in 51 games with 50 starts ... Made significant strides at the plate and batted .309 (56-for-181) with 33 runs scored and 29 RBI ... Ranked second on the team with 12 doubles and also hit two triples and a home run ... Drew 20 walks, was hit by a pitch 11 times and struck out 38 times ... Stole eight bases without being caught ... Posted a .403 on-base percentage with a .414 slugging percentage ... Committed just seven errors in 225 chances in the field for a .969 fielding percentage ... Made 92 putouts and had 126 assists; BIG EAST: Played in and started all 27 conference games ... Hit .286 (26-for-91) with 11 runs scored and 11 RBI ... Counted five doubles and a triple with 10 walks, 20 strikeouts and four stolen bases ... Was hit by a pitch six times, laid down four sacrifice bunts and hit three sacrifice flies ... Posted a .382 on-base percentage and a .363 slugging percentage ... Recorded a .971 fielding percentage with 62 putouts, 70 assists and four errors.
2009: Slated to be the starting shortstop before being injured on a line drive in the first inning of the season opener ... Returned to split time in the infield and appeared in 34 games with 19 starts ... Batted .137 (7-for-51) with seven walks and one hit by itch along the way to posting a .254 on-base percentage and a .137 slugging percentage ... Scored seven runs and had four runs batted in ... Stole four bases in five tries ... Tallied a .978 fielding percentage with 21 putouts, 70 assists and only two errors ... Handled 63 consecutives chances without committing an error at one point during the season; BIG EAST: Saw action in 22 conference games with 13 starts ... Batted .065 (2-for-31) with three runs scored and one RBI ... Drew four walks, struck out 12 times, was hit by a pitch once and had two sacrifice bunts ... Posted a .194 on-base percentage and an .065 slugging percentage ... Registered a .984 fielding percentage with 16 putouts, 47 assists and one error.
Monsignor Farrell High School: Earned three varsity letters ... Chosen for the All-Archdiocese CHSAA Team and was a New York City Greater Alliance All-Star ... Named to the Staten Island Advance All-Star team as both a junior and a senior ... Led his team in batting and was the team MVP ... Made his school's first Honor Roll academically all four years.
Personal: Born 11/2/90 in Staten Island, N.Y. ... Younger of two sons of Joseph and Linda Sciacca ... Has an older brother, J.C. (22) ... Father played collegiate baseball at St. Francis (N.Y.) ... Chose to attend Villanova for its athletic and academic reputations ... Majoring in Communications.