#3 - Anthony Santa
Position: 1B
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Land O' Lakes, Fla.
High School: Land O' Lakes HS
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Major: Criminal Justice
Bats/Throws: R/R

Saint Leo Male Athlete of the Week (05/09/11)…Santa appeared in and started 47 games, primarily at first base…Posted a .337 batting average…Collected 61 hits in 181 at-bats…Assembled 22 extra-base hits…Second on team with 14 doubles…Posted 23 multiple-hit games…Recorded season-high 10-game hitting streak…Scored 31 runs…Registered 33 RBI…Drew 11 walks…Slugged .525 for the season…Registered a season-high three hits on five occasions, including a 3-for-5 performance against Rollins (05/07/11)…Drove in season-best four runs against Lake Erie (03/08/11)…Scored three runs against Valdosta State (02/04/11). 

AS A JUNIOR (2010)
Santa did not compete. (Redshirt)

Santa appeared in 29 games during his sophomore season, making 16 starts…He concluded the season with a .186 batting average (11-for-59), 14 RBI and six runs scored…He swiped a pair of bases and had a .976 fielding percentage…Against Saint Anselm (03/01/09), he went 2-for-3 with a season-high three RBI and a run scored…In the final game of the season, Santa delivered the pinch-hit, game-winning RBI against Florida Tech (05/10/09).

Santa batted an impressive .333 for the Lions this year as a starting freshman…His offensive statistics also included 33 hits, 28 runs scored, 21 RBI, seven doubles, four home runs, and 17 walks in a total of 99 at-bats… His most remarkable accomplishment this season was when he was involved with a trio of grand-slams in one game against Barry University (4/12/08) setting a new NCAA Division II single-game record…He also contributed five multi-hit games, 11 multi-RBI games and a combined 11-game hitting streak…Had a pair of two home run contests as a freshman.

First team All-Conference junior and senior years...Owns two school records including highest batting average (.479) and hits in a season (46). Was All-State Honoarable Mention during his senior season.

Born November 29 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico...Criminal Justice major...Hobbies include hanging out with friends and going to church…His career goal is to play professional baseball…Names Alex Rodriguez as his favorite athlete…Names the Cincinnati Reds as his favorite team…Chose Saint Leo because of the winning environment and strong supporting cast...Son of Laura and Jose Santa…Has one brother, Jose...His borther, Jose, played baseball at Pasco-Hernando CC and Saint Leo before graduating in 2006.