GENERAL: Finished 2011 as Siena's everyday first baseman...A streaky hitter who does his best work in bunches...Has a solid glove, and can play multiple positions in the infield.
AS A JUNIOR: Appeared in 28 games, making 21 starts...Hit .191 with two home runs, 12 RBI, nine runs scored, and a stolen base...Went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, and three RBI at Dartmouth (3/30)...Belted a game-winning home run against Canisius (5/7), and scored four runs in the three-game series.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Moved over to third base, appearing in 29 games and starting in 20...Hit .234 with three home runs, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored, and three stolen bases...Had a career-high five RBI against Manhattan (5/21), going 2-for-5 with a home run, a double, and a run scored...Caught fire in the three-game series with NYIT (3/20-3/21), going 5-of-11 with a home run, four RBI, five runs scored, and two steals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Led all Siena freshman, playing 45 games and making 40 starts...Batted .266 on the season with a home run and 11 RBI to go along with 6 doubles and 9 multi-hit games...Posted a pair of four-hit performances against Dartmouth (4/1) and UMass (4/28)...Recorded three consecutive multi-RBI games in weekend series vs. Rider (4/18-19).
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of baseball for coach Mike Hanrahan at Bishop Ford...Played catcher, shortstop and third base...Team captain...Won team slugger award...Participated in Special Olympics fair for three years, aiding mentally challenged individuals.
ROSSI ON CARDONA: "With his versatility, Bill could be key to the success of this year's squad. His ability to play multiple positions can only help us in the long run. He's coming off a productive fall, and he needs to continue improving steadily."