Was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year
in voting of the conference's head coaches ... was also selected to the All-Northeast Region first team by the America Baseball Coaches Association ... reached the list of quarterfinalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, which is presented to the Division I player of the year chosen by the College Baseball Foundation ... led the Bonnies to a second place finish in the A-10 and a runner-up showing in the A-10 Tournament ... ranked among the Atlantic 10 leaders in nearly every major offensive category ... led the A-10 in home runs (13), RBI (57, 1.14 per game) and on-base percentage (.471) ... finished third in the A-10 in batting (.367), second in slugging percentage (.654), fourth in total bases (123), fifth in walks (32) and 12th in hits (69) ... led the Bonnies with 21 multi-hit games and 16 multi-RBI games ... enjoyed a career-high 17 game hitting streak in the middle of the season ... in his first season at first base, posted a .993 fielding percentage with just three errors all year ... was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the period of April 24-30 after he led the Bonnies to a three-game sweep of Xavier, going 7-for-11 (.636) with three home runs and nine RBI ... hit grand slam home runs in back-to-back games April 29 and April 30 vs. Xavier at McGraw-Jennings Field ... hit two home runs in a loss at West Virginia (3/22) and went 2-3 with four RBI ... was not able to pitch in 2006 due to a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, which was repaired following the season ... prior to the campaign, was named to the NCBWA preseason All-America second team.
Selected to the All-Northeast Region second team by the American Baseball Coaches Association ... also earned second team All-Conference honors for the second consecutive year ... was named a preseason All-American ... led St. Bonaventure in batting average (.376), slugging percentage (.647), on-base percentage (.442), RBI (52), runs (44), stolen bases (13) and hits (64) ... finished second in the Atlantic 10 in batting, third in RBI, fourth in home runs and fourth in slugging percentage ... his 64 hits, 11 home runs and 52 RBI all rank as the second best single season marks in school history ... was also dominant on the mound, leading the Bona staff in ERA (1.98), appearances (20), saves (7) and opponent batting average (.215) ... was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week twice (2/28-3/6, 5/2-5/8) ... hit two home runs and drove in five runs against Saint Joseph's (5/8/05) ... recorded four RBI on three different occasions.
Was named to the Louisville Slugger Freshman All-America team by Collegiate Baseball ... was a second team All-Atlantic 10 selection as a relief pitcher ... was the Bonnies' starting right fielder and closer ... was named MVP of the Atlantic 10 Championship after he batted .353 with 10 RBI and recorded one win and two saves on the mound over four games ... recorded the save in the A-10 Championship game win over Rhode Island (5/30/04) ... went 2-4 with a home run and five RBI, including the game-winning sacrifice fly, in 10-9 win over Richmond (5/29/04) in the A-10 Championship ... he also earned the win on the mound against the Spiders that day, allowing just one run on one hit over 3 innings ... established a school record with his nine saves ... tied for team lead with seven home runs ... also tied for team lead in stolen bases with 11 ... finished 4-3 with a staff-low 2.25 ERA over 20 appearances ... did not allow an earned run in Atlantic 10 action during the regular season, going 3-0 with five saves in nine appearances ... struck out 32 batters over 32 innings for the season ... recorded 18 multiple-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... had a 10-game hitting streak at one point in the season ... went 4-4 with three runs and one home run in a 8-6 win over Temple (5/1/04).
As a senior, hit .514 with 13 home runs ... hit 22 career home runs in high school ... played in the Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series in Euclid, OH and was selected MVP with six home runs, 20 hits and 16 RBI over seven games ... selected First Team Premier Athletic Conference, Cleveland Plain Dealer All-Star, First Team News Herald All-Star, First Team Lake County Baseball Club.
Son of Judy and John Pellegrini ... earned three varsity letters in football ... as a linebacker, he was named honorable mention All-Ohio and the Lake County Touchdown Club's Defensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2002 ... physical education major.