VILLANOVA: Enters his fourth season as the team's starting shortstop in 2004...Brings a wealth of experience to the table...One of the top defensive shortstops in the Big East...Outstanding hands...Tremendous fielder.
2003- Played and started in 42 games...Batted .274 (34-for-124) with 19 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, one home run, 16 RBI and 47 total bases...Tied for third on the team in doubles with eight...Walked a team-high 24 times and recorded a team-best .413 on-base percentage...Had a .949 fielding percentage (60 putouts, 127 assists, 10 errors)...Tallied six multi-hit games on the season...Registered season-highs in hits with three versus Notre Dame and Temple...Had two RBI in a game on four occasions...Walked four times at UConn on March 29...Started in 22 games in Big East play...Batted .254 (17-for-67) in conference action with eight runs scored, five doubles, one triple and seven RBI...Recorded a team-best .383 on-base percentage in conference games.
2002- Started 49 games for the Wildcats...Batted .204 (30-for-147) scoring 20 runs with seven doubles, one triple and one home run...Knocked in 21 runs while drawing 20 walks...Was 6-of-9 in stolen bases...Had a .907 fielding percentage handling 140-of- 160 chances...Tallied seven multi-hit games...Posted a season-high three hits versus Notre Dame...Had three RBI at Georgetown...In 25 games of Big East action, he batted .214 (15-for-70) scoring eight runs with four doubles, one triple and one home run...Drove in 10 runs and had 10 walks in conference play.
2001- Started in 50 of 51 games on the year...Batted .243 (35-for-144) with 17 runs scored, three doubles, one home run and 16 RBI...Earned 22 bases on balls...Registered a .917 fielding percentage (72 putouts, 115 assists, 17 errors)... Hit .203 (15-for-74) in Big East games...Posted six runs scored, one double and three RBI in conference action.
W.T. CLARKE HIGH SCHOOL: Earned two varsity letters in baseball for head coach Tom Abruscato at W.T. Clarke...All-State second team in 2000...Two-time All-County performer...League MVP as a senior in 2000...Nassau County Diamond Award finalist in 2000...Batted .387 during his prep career...Member of the National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Finance major...Youngest of two sons of Joseph and Jean Trotta... Born 11/6/82 in Levittown, N.Y.