2003: Started 51 of 53 games ... Began the season at third base, but moved back to left field early in the season ... Finished the season fifth on the team in batting with a .312 average (55-for-176) ... Led the team with 34 runs batted in, and second in doubles (13) and home runs (6) ... Second on the team with 42 runs scored and fourth on the squad with a .512 slugging percentage ... Second on the team with 90 total bases ... Had 15 multi-hit games, 11 multi-run games and eight multi-RBI games ... Had five games with three hits and 10 with two hits ... Drove in at least two runs in eight different games ... Had a season-high seven-game hit streak during which he batted .407 (11-for-27), with seven runs scored and four RBI ... Drove in three runs with two doubles and a single against Southern Miss (2/22) ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored and three RBI against Hofstra (3/22) ... Fell one hit short of a cycle with a single, triple, home run and four RBI against West Virginia (4/28).
2002: Turned in a stellar sophomore season for the Red Storm, finishing third among all-starters with a .337 batting average (58-for-172) and a .552 slugging percentage ... Led the team in triples (3), was second in home runs (6), third in hits (58), total bases (95) and runs batted in (30) ... Played in 45 games, starting 41 times in left field ... DeRosa turned in his best performance of the season against Farleigh Dickinson (3/14/02), going 4-for-5, with four RBI, a double and a home run.
2001: Missed most of his freshman season after battling illness and injury ... Played in 12 games, starting seven in the outfield ... Finished season with a .167 average (5-for-30).
At Salem: DeRosa was an outfielder for four years ... DeRosa was the recipient of the Coach's Award in both his sophomore an senior seasons ... In his junior year, he was named the team's Most Valuable Player and Salem's Male Spring Athlete of the Year ... He was also named to the All-State team in his senior year.
Personal: Born on February 10, 1982 in Stoneham, Massachusetts ... The son of Anthony and Lorraine DeRosa ... Has one sister, Deanna, who attends Keene State College, and one brother, Mark (16) ... Majoring in sports management ... Would like to coach after college ... Enjoys basketball and football ... Also recruited by Connecticut, Stetson, Boston College and Clemson ... Lists winning a bronze medal in the AAU Junior Olympics (14-years-old) and being a National All-Tourney Team honorable mention as the most thrilling moments in his athletic career ... Thanks his family "for support, and my family friends for helping me get to where I am today. Also coaches from the past who have all contributed to my game."