WAYNE, N.J. – William Paterson junior outfielder Steven DiGirolamo (Dumont, N.J./Dumont) (Dumont, N.J./Dumont) was acknowledged as one of the nation’s most accomplished student-athletes on the diamond when he was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Baseball Academic All-America Third Team.
Named to the 2019 and 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District 2 First Teams, DiGirolamo was a member of the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team, D3Baseball.com Mid-Atlantic All-Region Second Team, All-ECAC First Team and All-NJAC First Team. During 88 career starts in center field, he owns a .378 average, 28 doubles, 13 triples, 53 RBI, 90 runs scored, 22 stolen bases and a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. During a shortened 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DiGirolamo batted .394 with five doubles, two triples, a home run, 12 runs scored and nine RBI in nine contests.
Inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, DiGirolamo has been a Dean’s List student every semester as a finance major, and earned a spot on the 2018-19 Academic All-NJAC Honorable Mention.
DiGirolamo is the fifth member of the WP baseball program to be named an academic all-American, joining former Pioneers Alan Anderson (1981), Dan Bartolomeo (1993), AJ Flores (2013) and Tony Listro (1987).
The award is only issued to the elite student-athletes in the NCAA, with Division III selections being divided into eight districts based on geographic location. In order to be eligible for the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, student-athletes must have a minimum grade point average of 3.30 and must have already used at least one year of eligibility at their current institution prior to the 2019-20 academic year. First-team all-district honorees are then eligible for voting for the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team.