On This Day in History | 1999

Baseball 1996
Ciofrone (back, 4th from left) with the Brook in ’96

On this day 20 years ago, Paul Ciofrone ’96 hit one of five home runs for Hofstra as the Flying Dutchmen topped Virginia Tech, 16-11, in a non-conference tilt.

In 1999, Ciofrone batted .333, with 6 home runs, 29 RBIs, and 20 steals. One year later he would be named America East Player of the Year after a season in which he batted .408 (35th in the nation) and recorded 51 hits, 12 doubles, 37 RBIs, 11 home runs, and a .538 OBP. His .768 slugging percentage was 17th in the nation.

He continues to dot the Hofstra record books. He is ninth in school history with 11 home runs in a season and seventh in school history with a .768 slugging percentage in a season.



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