GENERAL:Speedy infielder who runs the bases well...Has shown ability to hit for average and get on base...A disciplined, patient hitter who knows how to draw walks...Steady defender.
AS A JUNIOR:Played in 51 of 57 games... Batted .282 (59-for-209) and tied for second on team in hits... Posted 17 multi-hit games, going 4-for-4 in loss at Liberty (3/2) and 3-for-4 with 2 RBI in loss at Dartmouth (3/27)...Led the team in stolen bases with 14 and scored 43 runs... Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored in MAAC semifinal game against top-seed Rider (5/25) in 11-8 win.
AS A SOPHOMORE:The only player to start all 55 games...Batted .265 (53-200) with team-best 30 runs scored...Led team with 24 walks...Second on team with 53 hits...Batted .315 (28-for-89) in MAAC games, second on the team...Posted 12 multi-hit games...Went 3-for-5 in wins at Canisius (3/25) and at Marist (4/14)...Hit safely in final seven games of season, including four multi-hit games.
AS A FRESHMAN:Became a regular as a freshman, playing in 54 games with 53 starts...Hit .293 with 24 RBI, 38 runs scored, six stolen bases, and a .383 on-base percentage...Had 13 multi-hit games...Earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors after going 9-for-14 with five RBI and four runs in a three-game series at Saint Peter's (5/13-14).
BEFORE SIENA:A three-year starter at Montclair High School...A two-time team MVP, a two-time All-League selection, and an All-State selection as a senior...Also a three-year basketball player.
ROSSI ON CITRO: "Vinnie had a great bounce back season last year. He made the adjustment moving to firstbase without any problems, and continued to be one of the better hitters on the team. He was third on the team in runs scored, tied for first in stolen bases, and second in hits. Being elected co-captain in his senior year, the coaching staff is looking forward to the leadership he will provide to this year's young squad"
GETTING TO KNOW VINCENT CITRO:
Major: Marketing Twitter handle: @vinnyblancoocho What I like most about coach: He is passionate about the game and wants to win Player I most relate too on the team: The guys in my grade I've been with for four years My goal for the upcoming season: Win the MAAC championship What is one thing you can't live without: My family If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Italy Sport/position I always wanted to try: Football My dream car: Bentley
My Favorite... Class at Siena College: Sports Marketing Sports Team: New York Yankees and Duke Website: ESPN Type of ice cream: Cookie Dough Movie: Remember the Titans Song: "Hate It or Love It" by 50 Cent Pro athlete: Michael Jordan and Derek Jeter
Citro Career Bests At-Bats: 6 - Saint Peter's (5-13-11) Hits: 6 - Saint Peter's (5-13-11) RBI: 3 - Saint Peter's (5-14-11) Runs: 3 - Four times Hit streak: 10 games (4/21/11-5/7/11)