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Derek Sullivan
Derek  Sullivan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln, Calif.

Last College:
Sacramento City C.C.

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 184

Position:
SS/3B

Birthdate:
08/31/1981

2003: Appeared in 43 games, starting 38 ... Made 28 appearances at second base, eight at third and two at shortstop ... Seventh on the team with a .290 batting average (42-for-145) ... Hit 10 doubles, one triple and one home run, driving in 11 runs ... Fourth on the team with 30 runs scored and fourth in doubles ... Third on the team with 12 stolen bases ... had 13 multi-hit games, including 10 with two hits and three with three hits ... Had a season-high eight-game hit streak during which he batted .452 (14-for-31), with five runs scored, four RBI, three doubles and one home run ... His only home run of the season came in the bottom of the seventh inning, a two-run shot to left that gave St. John's a dramatic 4-2 win over Connecticut (4/4) ... Also had a six-game hit streak, batting .379 (11-for-29), with nine runs scored and three doubles.

Before St. John's: A transfer from Sacramento City Community College in California ... Played two years at Sac City in the infield, serving as the team's captain in 2002 ... Helped lead Sac City to a pair of Bay Valley Conference Championships, and to two Northern California Junior College titles ... Hit a combined .390 in two years at Sac City ... A four-year letterwinner at Woodcreek High School, Sullivan was named to the All-Sierra Foothill League his final three years ... Helped lead Woodcreek to the 1999 Sierra Foothill League title, and they were the runner-up that year in the Sac-Joaquin Section.

Personal: Born on August 31, 1981 in Sacramento, California ... The son of Dennis and Susan Sullivan ... Has one sister, Erin, who is a freshman at Sierra College ... Lists an extra-inning, game-winning hit in the high school playoffs as the most thrilling moment in his athletic career ... Sports Management major ... Hopes to pursue a career in college athletics in the administrative side or coaching ... Selected St. John's over Tennessee, Pittsburgh and Wofford.

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