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Nick Dalesandro
Nick  Dalesandro

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Plainfield, Ill.

High School:
Joliet Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 175

Position:
C/OF

Birthdate:
10/03/1996

10/23/2017

Baseball Set for Old Gold & Black Series

Boilermakers close slate of fall scrimmages with annual intrasquad at Alexander

08/14/2017

Kennedy Powers Aviators to League Title

Lafayette native homers in his first at-bat on consecutive days

07/24/2017

Hunter Wins Title, Frawley Promoted

Kennedy posts multi-homer game, 7-game RBI streak in Prospect League

07/21/2017

Tracking the Boilermakers

News and notes on Purdue Athletics

07/15/2017

Dalesandro Named Cape Cod All-Star

Rising junior joins Hunter, Wood as Boilermakers to be named all-stars this month

11/29/2016

Nick Dalesandro, 2016 Action

A collection of action photos from the 2016 season.

Purdue Personal Preferences
Favorite Pro Team: Los Angeles Angels
Favorite Athlete: LeBron James
Favorite Marquee Event: World Series
Unique Baseball Feat He Witnessed: Paul Konerko's Grand Slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series
Favorite Field He's Played On (Besides Alexander): Fenway Park
Favorite Pro Stadium: Wrigley Field
Toughest Pitcher for Him to Face Among Teammates: Kyle Schweiger
MLB Pitcher He'd Like to Face: Clayton Kershaw
Would Like to Have Dinner With: Drake
In His MP3 Player: Schoolboy Q & Drake
Last Concert He Attended: Wiz Khalifa
Favorite Writer: Dr. Seuss
Magazine He Subscribes To: Sports Illustrated
Favorite Actor & Actress: Jonah Hill & Jennifer Aniston
Favorite Movies to Watch on Team Bus: Rocky Series
Favorite Super-Hero: Dean Winchester
Show He Can't Stop Watching: Workaholics
Dream Car: Maserati
Favorite Month: October
Favorite Holiday: Christmas
Favorite Food: Vodka Sauce Pasta
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
Favorite Outdoor Activity: Playing Basketball
Favorite Purdue Building: Co-Rec
Favorite Big City: Chicago
Unique Travel Locale: Puerto Rico
Country He'd Like to Visit: Italy
Favorite Thing About Alexander Field: Clubhouse
Favorite Thing About College Baseball: The passion for the game
Most Memorable Moment at Purdue: Walk-off against Cal State Noridge
Furry Friend: Rosie, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

MLB Draft History
Selected in the 33rd round of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Detroit Tigers.

2017 Season
Played in all 56 games and started all but one... has played in every game dating back to the start of 2016... versatile utility man began the season as the starting catcher and was on the Johnny Bench Award Watch list, but started more games as an outfielder (32) than behind the plate (23)... was 11th in the Big Ten with 42 RBI through the end of the regular season... posted a team-best 22-game reached base safely streak from Feb. 24 to April 1... also had a 10-game hit streak for the second year in a row. Individual Game-by-Game Statistics

2016 Season
Dalesandro played in all 54 games, making 48 starts as a position player and four on the mound... recognized as the team's newcomer of the year... started games at five different positions -- left field (29), catcher (17), pitcher (4), right field (1) and center field (1)... the only games he did not start were the senior day season finale and opening-weekend win at Georgia State... had a team-high 11-game hitting streak from Feb. 21 to March 12, igniting the streak with a game-winning, two-run double in the ninth inning of the comeback win at Georgia State... went 15-for-38 (.395) with three doubles and six RBI during the hit streak... played a central role in both of Purdue's walk-off victories, scoring the game-winning run on Alec Olund's bunt single in the 15th inning vs. Ohio and delivering the game-winning single in the 10th inning vs. Cal State Northridge... accounted for seven of Purdue's 18 outfield assists, recording three in the Michigan State series... also threw out 13 of 25 base stealers... started on the mound each of the first four weekends, joining Tanner Andrews as the first Purdue pitchers since 2013 to make their first career starts on the mound during a season-opening weekend... also pitched in relief three times... worked five innings against Kennesaw State and Cal, limiting the Golden Bears to two runs on five hits while making it into the sixth inning... had three hits, including a two-run double, in the win at East Tennessee State en route to hitting safely in all four games of the series... also hit safely in every game of the Kansas Tournament and series against Indiana, Ohio State and Northwestern... ranked second on the team in batting average (.277), hits (54) and multi-hit games (14) as well as third in RBI (26)... batted .300 with runners in scoring position and recorded nine of his 26 RBI with two outs... with a runner on third and less than two outs, plated that runner in 10 of his 14 opportunities... batted .309 in true road games... recorded 12 of his 26 RBI in Big Ten play while throwing out eight of nine base stealers in his 10 starts behind the plate... reached base safely in six of his 13 plate appearances in the Nebraska series... had five hits, including an RBI triple, in the Northwestern series. Individual Game-by-Game Stats

High School
Dalesandro was a four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jared Voss at Joliet Catholic Academy in suburban Chicago... East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year and first team all-state honoree as a junior after batting .411 with four home runs and 35 RBI at the plate and going 7-1 on the mound... two-time Max Preps preseason All-American as an upperclassman... batted .401 with three home runs and 34 RBI at the plate while also compiling a 5-2 record on the mound... helped lead Joliet Catholic to the 2013 class 3A IHSA state title and the 2014 summer state championship... batted .370 with 29 RBI and a 7-2 record on the mound as a sophomore... Spanish honor society.

Personal
Full name is Nick James Dalesandro... born in Joliet, Illinois... parents are Mark and Lisa Dalesandro... family also includes younger sisters Gia and Bella... his father played baseball at Illinois and his mother played softball at Illinois-Chicago... his father was the 1990 Big Ten Player of the Year and later played in 79 career games at the big league level with the Angels, Blue Jays and White Sox after being selected in the 18th round of the 1990 MLB Draft... majoring in organizational leadership.

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