GENERAL: A versatile athlete, who saw time on the mound and at the plate last season...Owns lively fast ball clocked in mid/upper 80's and has benefited from first full cycle of training with the pitching core...Strong talent who stepped in and earned playing time from day one...Emerged as one of the top rookies in the league as a freshman...Powerful hitter who is at his best with runners on base...Bulked up in the off-season through strength training.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Split duties as the designated hitter and pitcher for the Saints...As a pitcher, made 11 appearances and two starts...Hurled 17 innings, many of which came in crucial situations for the Saints...Appeared as the designated hitter in 22 games, posting a .204 batting average...Marquee performance came against St. Peter's as he was 2-for-3 with three RBI and a stolen base (4/27/03).
AS A FRESHMAN: Selected to the All-MAAC Second Team as a designated hitter...Batted .274 with three home runs and 28 runs driven in...Came on strong after arduous southern swing posting a .313 in last 32 games...Named MAAC Rookie of the Week on back-to-back occasions (4/29, 5/6) after helping the Saints to crucial conference sweeps...Stole 11 bases in 15 attempts...Boasted a .321 average against teams that qualified for the MAAC Championships...Compiled a .350 batting average with runners on base.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered for three years of baseball at St. Anthony's where he was selected All-Long Island and Team MVP...Played his summer baseball with the renowned Bayside Yankees and he was named Team MVP of his Junior American Club.
ROSSI ON KHOURY: "Luis worked his way into the pitching rotation last year, and his lively arm will earn him more critical innings this spring. He also is a capable offensive presence, who could see time as a DH or pinch hitter.
STRENGTHS: Arm, Power, Size