AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Led the Tritons with 11 homeruns, upping his career total to 48... enters his senior year just one walk behind the all-time career walks list with 105... fourth-all time in RBI with 145 career RBI... had an on-base percentage of .418 in 2008... had two four-RBI games against Grand Canyon and Chico State... had a streak of five consecutive multi-hit games from April 20-27 against Sonoma State and San Francisco State.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Along with teammate Matt Lawson, became UCSD’s first-ever D-II ABCA/NCAA Rawlings All-American.. also earned Daktronics All-American honors, All-CCAA and All-West Region honors... his 23 homeruns ranked second nationally as he broke the previous UCSD single-season mark of 18 set in 1987... 44 walks set a new single-season record at UCSD and his 60 RBI was the third highest mark in school history... 57 runs scored ranked him second all-time at UCSD... his 37 total homeruns rank him second in school history.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Earned All-CCAA honors as a freshman... blasted 14 homeruns and 26 of his 41 hits went for extra bases... hit a walk-off homerun against Cal State Monterey Bay on May 6... homered during the CCAA tournament against Chico State on May 12.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the football and baseball teams at Saint Francis HS... football team was CCS runner-up in 2003 and the baseball team was CCS semifinalists in 2005... named to the Academic All-CIF football team in 2003-04... also involved with CSF and NHS.
PERSONAL: Born August 25, 1987... parents are Jim and Jennifer Cantele... has one brother named Mike... lists hobbies as golfing, snowboarding, watersports, listening to music and watching movies... a Bioengineering major in Warren College.