13Angelo La Bruna
Many returning Trojans played summer ball for clubs from Alaska to Cape Cod this past summer.
Angelo La Bruna and Marc Huberman were named New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Stars.
Four Trojans will compete in the prestigious Cape Cod League.
Trojans one of three Pac-12 programs to rank in Baseball America's Top 25.
The Trojans will welcome USD to Dedeaux Field on Nov. 17 and then will travel to Long Beach State on Nov. 23.
2014 SUMMER BALL: Played for the Valley Blue Sox in the New England Collegiate League ... Named to the New England Collegiate Baseball League Northern Division All-Star team ... Batted .301 for the season in 32 games ... Had 31 hits, recording seven doubles and one home run ... Finished the season with 11 RBI ... Played with fellow Trojan teammate, Bobby Stahel ... Blue Sox placed sixth in the Northern Division of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
2013/DUKE: Appeared in 29 games, starting 14 ... Saw time at both shortstop and second base, starting 11 games at short and three at second ... Posted a .200 average with five doubles and seven RBI ... Hit .250 in ACC contests with two doubles and a pair of RBI ... Drove in a season-high three RBI against Bucknell Feb. 22 ... Had a .964 fielding percentage.
2012/DUKE: An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Appeared in 51 of 55 games ... Started 36 contests at shortstop, 13 at second base and two at third base ... Hit .207 on the year with 35 hits, 21 RBI and 17 runs scored ... Stole seven bases on 12 attempts ... Totaled nine multi-hit games with a three-hit performance at Longwood May 6 ... Posted four games with multiple RBI, including a season-high four RBI against George Washington Mar. 2 ... 10 of his 21 RBI came with two outs on the board ... Reached base in 10 straight games from Mar. 9 to Mar. 31 ... Had a .970 fielding percentage.
2011/DUKE: An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Started all 56 games at shortstop as a freshman ... Hit .241 with 45 hits, 25 RBI and 24 runs scored ... Had six doubles and one triple ... Stole seven bases in eight attempts ... Had a .982 fielding percentage ... Committed only four errors in 226 chances ... Had 10 multi-hit games, including three-hit games against High Point, Boston College and Wake Forest ... Had four multiple-RBI games, with a career-high six RBI against High Point ... Had a seven-game hitting streak ... Had a 24-game errorless streak.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner at Loyola High School for head coach Brian Felten ... As a senior, hit .354 with 11 doubles and a .413 on base percentage ... Won the Gold Glove Award as a senior ... Earned all-league first team honors ... Tabbed Loyola's MVP as a junior when he hit .402 with a league-leading 45 hits ... Also hit nine doubles, swiped 14 bases and had an on base percentage of .451 as a junior ... Named the team's Best Defensive Player and earned all-league first team honors ... Selected to play for Southern California USA NTIS Team in the NTIS Selection Show in Cary, N.C. ... Selected to play for the Tampa Bay Rays Scout Team in 2009 ... Picked to play in the Elite Baseball Series in Southern California in 2008 and received the Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award ... Member of the Monogram Club, which was composed of varsity athletes acting as student leaders at various school functions.
PERSONAL: Parents are Angelo and Linda La Bruna...Father, Angelo, played baseball at New York Tech...Majoring in political science...Lists his biggest sports heroes as Gary DiSarcina because he "always played the game the right way" and Omar Vizquel for "the passion and enthusiasm he played with."...Favorite movie is Cinderella Man...Favorite TV show is Seinfeld...Would like to visit Italy...Favorite music is anything from Motown...Hopes to play in the MLB and go to law school after graduation...Birthdate is April 15, 1992.