Student Athletes Honored for Success On the Field, In the Classroom
GENERAL: Spot starter who has contributed valuable innings in mid-week games...A lefty who could move to an increased role out of the bullpen in 2012.
AS A JUNIOR: A MAAC All-Academic Team selection for the second straight year...Made five appearances, including four starts...Was 1-1 with a 5.51 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings pitched...Earned the win against Brown (4/6), allowing just two earned runs in 5 2/3 innings while fanning a career-high five hitters...Tossed three scoreless innings against Bryant (5/3).
AS A SOPHOMORE: A MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Made six appearances, all of the starting variety...Went 1-0 with a 3.93 ERA in 18 1/3 innings pitched, allowing just one earned run over his last 9 1/3 frames...Earned his first collegiate win against Cornell (4/20), scattering six hits over 6 1/3 innings and not allowing an earned run.
AS A FRESHMAN: Made six appearances including four starts, going 0-1 with an 11.08 ERA in 13 innings of work...In two of his starts, pitched four innings, allowing just two earned runs.
BEFORE SIENA: Played three years of baseball (pitcher/right field), two years of basketball (forward) and one year of golf at Binghamton High School...Led team in ERA and strikeouts as a pitcher and on-base percentage and RBI as a hitter his senior year...Went 2-1 with a 0.68 ERA and 25 strikeouts in 20.2 innings his junior season...Led his basketball and golf teams to two STAC and Section IV Championships apiece.
ROSSI ON STENTO: "The coaching staff has spotted Nicco the last two years to help him with his command. He had a good fall, and all indications that he may finally have turned the corner to help the staff out of the bullpen."
STENTO CAREER BESTS First Start: Lamar (2-25-09) First Win: Cornell (4-20-10) Most Strikeouts: 5 - Brown (4-6-11)