GENERAL: Local product who will compete for playing time behind the dish...Can contribute on both sides of the field...If he hits up to his potential, his bat will be tough to keep out of lineup.
BEFORE SIENA: Named Suburban Council Player of the Year and 4th Team All-State as a senior...Selected to Suburban Council First Team as a junior and Honorable Mention as a sophomore...Recipient of the Principals Award, the Hank Caputo Award and the Niskayuna High School Athletic Leadership Award.
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 20 games for the Saints starting in 10... Batted .231 (9-for-39) with 6 RBI... Had a break out game in late May (5/16) against Manhattan went 2-for-3 with a double, 2 RBI, and 2 runs scored in 12-5 win... One of three Saints who had a perfect fielding percentage for the season.
ROSSI ON HOFFMAN: "Dave is coming off a freshman season where he was behind two senior catchers. He did not get much playing time last year, however he had a fine summer in the Perfect Game Collegiate Summer League where he made his division All-star team. The coaching staff is hopeful that the experience he gained this past summer carries over into this season. We hope the competition from the other three catchers will push him to be one of the top catcher/hitters on the team."
GETTING TO KNOW DAVE HOFFMAN:
Major: History Education
Other sports I like to follow at Siena include: Basketball
What I like most about Siena baseball: The brotherhood.
What I like most about Coach: His knowledge of the game.
If I didn't play baseball, I would: Live in Utah and ski.
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Kyle Baldani, because we are both local and play catcher.
The funniest player on the team is: Mike Fish, because of his variety of impersonations.
The best piece of advice I have gotten is: To never think too much.