Junior (2000): Started in all 61 games at shortstop for the Wave...Hit .298 with 30 RBI, 15 doubles, three triples and three home runs...Was 20-27 in stolen bases, 3-for-3 in the NCAA Regional...Posted a team high 258 at bats...Among the top five in C-USA in stolen bases and total plate appearances (299)...Cannizaro was the 15th toughest player to strike out with only 13 strikeouts in 258 at bats, according to the final NCAA Division I statistics... Recorded a season high eight game hit streak...Drove in a season high three RBI, he was 3-for-7 with two runs scored against South Florida...Recorded six multiple RBI games and 23 multiple hit games...Recorded three stolen bases against Manhattan...Did not record a strike out in his last 10 games.
Summer 1999: Played in the Cape Cod League for the Cotuit Kettlers.
Sophomore (1998):Named to the All-Conference USA First Team, C-USA All-Tournament Team, and a preseason All-Conference USA selection...Honorable Mention NCBWA Super Team...LSWA All-Louisiana College Baseball First Team...Hit .370 on the season with 38 RBI...Stole a Conference USA high 31 bases and was caught only five times (.861)...missed 21(11 games) days due to a shoulder injury...Went 4-for-5, with a triple, a home run and recorded a season high four RBI against UAB...Recorded a season total 14 doubles, one triple and one home run... Fielding percentage of .949 at shortstop...In the C-USA Tournament, he went 11-for-19 (.579) with five doubles, six RBI, .842 slugging percentage and tied a tournament record four stolen bases... Hit .372 in the postseason, with six doubles, eight RBI and four stolen bases...Had a season high 19 game hit streak...Recorded hits in 28 of the last 30 games of the season...Hit doubles in five consecutive games...During a span of 15 games (4/18-5/11), he did not record a strikeout in 74 at bats...Has season game highs in stolen bases (3 vs. Nicholls State), at bats (7 vs. Southern Miss) and walks (4 vs. Louisville)...Named to the Winn-Dixie Showdown All-Tournament Team
Freshman (1998): C-USA All-Freshman Team...Started all 63 games at shortstop...Set the school freshman doubles record with 22...Had an 11-game hitting streak (3/22-4/6)...Scored four runs in 28-5 win over UNCC...Was the leadoff man in 28 games...Had 20 multi-hit games, including six with at least three hits...First home run came against Cincinnati...In the NCAA Regional win over Southwestern Louisiana, he went 3-for-5, scoring one run, three RBI and two doubles.
High School: A four-year letterman for Rick Mauldin at St. Paul's...Named the 1997 Louisiana Baseball Coaches Association state MVP...Named all-district in 1995, '96 and '97...Named all-parish in 1995, 1996 and 1997...Named all-metro in 1996 and 1997...Named all-state in 1995, 1996 and 1997...Set the school record for runs, hits, doubles and triples...Helped St. Paul's to two district championships and two state semifinal appearances...Named the N.A.B.F. World Series offensive MVP for the Bill Hood Broncos...Had three hits in the 1997 Louisiana High School Athletic Association All-Star Game...A member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Born on 12/19/78...Son of Gary and Susan Cannizaro...Father played baseball at Southern Miss...Brother Lee is a freshman on the Southern Miss baseball team...Plans on majoring in Sociology.