June 21, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Senior shortstop Tyler Sciacca (Staten Island, N.Y.) has been named to the Rawlings/ABCA All-East Region second team, as announced by the American Baseball Coaches Association. It is the second straight year that he has been an all-region honoree and is the latest honor for Sciacca, who concluded an outstanding collegiate career for Villanova this spring.
Since the end of the collegiate season Sciacca has been named to the All-Big Five Team for the second straight year and was also a 27th round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs earlier this month in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He finished his Wildcats career as an All-East Region, All-BIG EAST and All-Big Five performer while earning weekly awards from the BIG EAST and Big Five four times each.
Sciacca was the leading hitter for Villanova this season and led the team in several offensive categories. He batted .307 for the season while posting a .405 on-base percentage and a .466 slugging percentage, all team highs. Sciacca also led the team with 36 runs batted in, as well as with 18 doubles and two triples. His 18 doubles are tied for the sixth-most in a season in school history. A versatile player who adds to his strong offensive game with terrific defense, Sciacca is a strong defender at both second base at shortstop. He made 25 starts at shortstop in 2013 and another 16 at second base while batting in the middle of the Wildcats lineup. Sciacca led the team with 19 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games for the season.
In his collegiate career Sciacca batted .312 with a .401 on-base percentage and a .436 slugging percentage. He had 196 career hits, including 46 doubles, 10 triples and four home runs to go along with 108 RBI, 103 runs scored and 37 stolen bases. Sciacca is tied for fourth place in the Wildcats career record book for doubles and ranks ninth in stolen bases. His career totals also include 72 walks and 29 times getting hit by a pitch.