GENERAL: Owns an overpowering fastball and can throw all three of his pitches for strikes...Battled injury in 2011, and is looking to bounce back in 2012.
AS A JUNIOR: Missed 2011 due to injury.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Pitched in seven games with one start...Went 1-1 with 11 strikeouts and a 4.35 ERA in 10 1/3 innings...Did not allow an earned run in appearances at Georgia (3/12), NYIT (3/20), and Rhode Island (4/28)...Struck out a season-high three hitters in two innings at NYIT.
AS A FRESHMAN: Was second amongst relievers with 14 relief appearances and 29.1 innings pitched...Also ranked second among the relief corps with 24 strikeouts...Led all regulars on the staff averaging 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings...Finished the season strong posting a 2.57 ERA over final five appearances, while also striking out 11 batters in 14 innings...Threw three innings in earning first career victory at Hofstra (3/24)...Struck out a season-high four batters over two innings of relief work at West Virginia (3/15).
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered two years of baseball at pitcher and in the infield and outfield at Chenango Valley...2007 New York State Third Team All-State pitcher...Top prospect for Perfect Game Showcase...2007 Athlete of the Week...First Team All-Conference selection as a junior after posting a 6-2 record with a 2.89 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 42.2 innings of work.
ROSSI ON PENDLETON: "Dan's missed two consecutive years with an arm injury. How quickly he finishes his rehab and gets back to throwing will determine where he'll fit in with the current staff."