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Stephen Cardullo

School

Florida State University

Position
Shortstop
Major
Finance
AVG
.283
R
69
H
73
FLD%
.923
ERA
-
W-L
-
RBI
53

Classroom

Cardullo is a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2006-07, 2007-08) and a member of the 3.0 GPA Club following his fall 2009 semester at Florida State. He is majoring in finance with a cumulative GPA of 2.944 and a graduation date of the summer of 2010. Cardullo’s future aspirations outside of playing baseball professionally is to become a financial advisor.

Character

Head coach Mike Martin says, “Stephen Cardullo is basically the epitome of what college baseball can do for a young man.  He came in here as a walk-on and a good student and has taken that to another level, becoming a full-time starter on our ball club and a very hardworking student.  Stephen has accumulated a 3.0 cumulative GPA on a regular basis and has just done a great job of performing in the classroom, on the field and in the community.  It has been fun to watch the young man get better and better each day.”

Community

Cardullo has participated in a variety of community service projects ranging from the Relay for Life sponsored at Florida State, the Wolfson Children’s hospital visit in Jacksonville, Fla., the Charity Vision Walk sponsored by Delta Gamma sorority at Florida State and Give-A-Day - Jump Start Program where Cardullo will spend a whole day with kids participating in a variety of activities picked by the kids themselves.

Competition

Cardullo begins the season as a third team preseason All-American selection by Collegiate Baseball. In 2009, he was a Baseball America first team All-American at shortstop, becoming just the second shortstop in school history to earn first team All-America accolades since Dick Howser (1957 & 1958). He was named a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award presented to the nation’s top shortstop and he earned second team All-ACC accolades. He was named to the NCAA Tallahassee All-Region Team. Cardullo finished the season hitting .376 in 62 games with 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 51 RBI in his first year as an everyday starter. He ranked second on the team in hits (89), runs (76) and stolen bases (20), while tying for the team lead in triples with three. He finished the year ranked in eight offensive categories in the ACC including runs scored (t-2nd), walks (t-4th), stolen bases (t-5th), on-base percentage (6th), hits (7th), batting average (7th), doubles (t-7th) and total bases (t-9th). He ranked nationally in runs per game, runs, hits and walks and had a record-setting performance against Ohio State in the NCAA Tallahassee Regional championship final, going 7-for-9 with five RBI, five runs, three doubles and a triple. He set the NCAA Tournament single-game record for hits and at-bats and finished the series with a .600 average and 12 hits, recording multiple hits in all three games, 10 RBI, four doubles and 18 total bases. He has a career .374 batting average and .610 slugging percentage.