27 - Anthony Siracusa
|Major:||Interdivisional Studies (Elementary Education/Special Education)|
- "I made VWC my top choice because of the baseball program, the location, the warm weather, and the chance to play for a great coach."
- Selected VWC over SUNY Brockport, Barry University, and Sul Ross University
VWC Career Statistics
- Attended Tompkins Cortland Community College
- Highest batting average in a season, .443
- Highest batting average in a career, .409
- Highest slugging percentage in a season, .617
- Highest slugging percentage in a career, .578
- Most doubles in a season, 17
- Best ERA in a career, 3.74
- Most strikeouts in a season, 43
- Most strikeouts in a career, 72
- Most wins in a season, 5
- Most wins in a career, 9
- Two time first team All-Conference
- MSAC Pitcher of the Year 2009
- MSAC Conference Player of the Year 2010
- First team All-Region 2010
- Son of Debbie and Phil Siracusa; father attended Oswego College
- Has one brother Nick, who attends Daytona State College
- A fan of the Los Angeles Angels, the Miami Dolphins, actor/comedian Adam Sandler, and baseball player Vladimir Guerrero
- Enjoys rap and country music and vacations to Italy
- Favorites include the movie "The Rookie" and the TV show "SportsCenter"
- Self-description in 10 words or less: "A funny, outgoing, likeable guy"
- My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "Knowing that little kids look up to you, and some wanting to be just like you on the field."
- The part of my game I've improved the most is: "Hitting the opposite way."
- My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "To succeed on and off the field as an athlete and a student, and of course win a National Championship."
- If I could spend one day with a famous person from any time period it would be: "Ted Williams, he was the greatest hitter in my mind and I would ask him for as many tips for hitting as possible."
- If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "The Real World Challenges, beacuse I could compete and that is what I live for."
- It's the year 2025 and: "My dream job would be to be an MLB player, but if that doesn't work out I want to have a good job and a great family."
- If I could possess one superpower it would be: "Flying would make life a whole lot easier."
- People might be surprised to know: "I used to weigh 280 pounds, but I lost 80 pounds in one summer and I am in the best shape of my life."
- The most important advice I've received is: "The game of baseball teaches you many things that you will not only use on the field but in all aspects of life." --Coach Gamba