Worth Noting: Team Captain...spent last summer playing for the Falmouth Commodores in the prestigious Cape Cod League...led the CCL in hitting the first two weeks of play...a solid outfielder with good arm strength...has developed into a disciplined hitter who was extremely effective batting in the middle of the lineup for the Dawgs last season.
2002: Started 55 of 56 games in right field...scattered 57 hits in 195 at-bats for a .292 average...scored a team-leading 45 runs and registered a second-best 43 RBI...led the Salukis with 10 home runs, including a pair at Wichita State (5/17)...also recorded nine doubles and a team-high three triples...committed just two errors en route to an impressive .982 fielding percentage...led the team in both slugging percentage (.523) and total bases (102) as well...stole a near-perfect 5-of-6 bases...swung a hot stick towards the end of the year where he hit safely in 12 of the Salukis? last 13 games, including 10 straight from May 4-18...just missed hitting for the cycle against Eastern Michigan (3/10) where he went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI...compiled 15 multiple-hit and 10 multiple-RBI games...clutch hitter who batted .310 with runners in scoring position and .500 with runners on third and less than two out.
2001: Named preseason all-MVC...played in 54 games, while starting 50 in right field...hit .284 with six doubles, a triple and three home runs in MVC play alone...overall, hit .238 with seven doubles, two triples and three home runs...his triple and home run total each tied for second on the team...was the only Saluki with a perfect fielding percentage...drew a second-best 28 walks...tied for fifth with 11 multiple-hit games...hit .600 with runners on first and third and less than two outs...had a season-high five at-bats on five occasions...drove in a season-best four runs vs. Evansville (4/29).
2000:Named second-team all-MVC and honorable mention freshman All-American...hit .307 and led the team with a .500 slugging percentage...tied for third on the team with five home runs...on April 23, became the first Saluki to hit for the cycle since 1990.
Pre-SIU: Clubbed five home runs and hit .528 (28-for-53) for Vianney High School and coach Ryan Rhea...ranked fifth in the conference with five homers, third in batting average (.528), 10th in RBI (26) and first in slugging percentage (.962)...showed a good eye at the plate drawing 22 walks...struck out just 16 times in 126 trips to the plate over his prep career...earned third-team all-Metro and first-team all-MCC honors...recorded a 4-5 record on the mound...also a member of the football team where he was named second-team all-Metro and all-MCC at running back.
Personal: Full name is Paul Salvatore Frisella...majors in Business Administration...born Apr. 10, 1981...son of Jim Frisella and Sherrie Hill...has three siblings, Jim Andrew and Terri...favorite professional sports teams are the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys...favorite professional athlete is Bo Jackson...favorite musical artist is Dave Matthews...when not playing baseball, enjoys golfing and traveling.
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