13 - Nick Ciardiello
Nick Ciardiello
Height: 6-3
Weight: 220
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Edison, N.J.
High School: St. Joseph Metuchen
Position: UT

2009: Appeared in 40 games, making 35 starts ... Finished with a .248 batting average, recording 26 hits, including six doubles and four home runs and 22 RBI in 105 at-bats ... Also scored 11 runs ... Marked seven multi-hit contests, tallying a hit in 18 total games ... Went 3-for-3 in the first game of the season against Loyola-Marymount (2/28), knocking in one run ... Had a total of three RBI in the Loyola-Marymount series, going seven-for-11 at the plate, including a home run ... Went 1-for-2 with a double and a walk against Towson (3/14) ... Knocked in a career and season-high five RBI in a 2-for-4 plate appearance against Boston College (3/25), hitting a double and a home run and also scoring one run ... Marked three RBIs in the game against Siena (3/18), knocking out his second home run of the season and scoring one run ... Went 2-of-3 with one run scored and two RBI against Brown (4/23) ... Had a hit in two at-bats in the first game of the Patriot League tournament against Army (5/9) ... Finished with a .352 on-base percentage and a .419 slugging percentage.

2008: Appeared in 25 games ... Made 16 starts ... Finished the season with a .183 batting average, 11 hits, eight RBI, four runs scored, two home runs and two doubles ... Had one stolen base ... Went 2-for-4 and with a double and two RBI versus Connecticut (3/25) ... Had a 3-for-5 performance at the plate with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI at Bucknell (4/12) ... Had double against Dartmouth (4/16) ... Went 1-for-3 and had two RBI, one home run and one run scored in the doubleheader at Brown (4/23) ... Scored one run and drove in a run at Army (4/27).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played baseball for three seasons at St. Jospeh Metuchen ... 2007 Team MVP ... 2007 Middlesex County All-Star ... 2006 Middlesex County Tournament MVP ... 2006 Middlesex County Player of the Year ... Voted to play in the New Jersey State All-Star Game in 2007 ... All-Area (2006, 2007) ... All-State Parochial A First Team (2006, 2007) ... Member of the 2006 Middlesex County championship team ... Led team to first state title game in 14 years ... Set school record of home runs in a career (18) ... Had a .401 career batting average, 90 RBI, 30 doubles, two triples, and 101 hits during his high school career ... Led county in home runs (2006, 2007), RBI (2006) and doubles (2006) ... Captain of the Richmond County Baseball Club in 2007 ... Ranked Top Eight in Nation by Perfect Game in Summer 2006 ... Led club team in home runs and RBI.

PERSONAL: Son of Chris and Linda Ciardiello ... Has one brother, Chris ... Majoring in Mathematics (Pre-Dental).

Ciardiello’s Career Statistics
Year    GP-S    AB      R       H       AVG.    2B      3B      HR      RBI     BB      SO      SB      
2008    25-16   60      4       11      .183    2       0       2       8       1       20      1
2009    40-35   105     11      26      .248    6       0       4       22      12      35      1
Total   65-51   165     15      37      .216    8       0       6       30      13      55      2