Another member of Army's talented stable of veteran pitchers ... lanky right-hander with loose arm action ... deadly on right-handed batters with three-quarter arm slot delivery ... possesses excellent movement on pitches ... hard-breaking slider and nasty changeup top repertoire ... sinking fastball bores in on right-handed batters ... fastball consistently clocks in upper-80s ... boasts high talent ceiling ... filled steady turn in Army's Patriot League pitching rotation all three years ... attended prep school at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn., prior to attending Academy ... lettered in baseball and basketball ... helped diamond squad to prep league championship ... one of most talented arms in Patriot League ... expected to return to familiar role in head coach Joe Sottolano's weekend pitching rotation ... three-year letterman.
MILESTONES: Boasts impressive 12-6 career won-loss record ... ranks tied for 17th on Army's career pitching victories chart ... also stands eighth in career winning percentage (.667) ... ranks tied for eighth on Black Knights' single season wins list with six (achieved in 2003) ... owns 5.19 career earned run average.
2004: Enjoyed solid junior campaign ... posted 3-1 record with 4.06 earned run average ... yielded 40 hits over 44.1 innings of work ... fashioned impressive 33-10 strikeout-walk ratio ... limited opponents to .234 batting average ... figure ranked fifth among Patriot League leaders ... closed regular season with flourish ... one of Patriot League's most dominant hurlers during final stages of year ... captured conference pitcher of the week laurels during two of final three voting periods ... allowed only 14 hits and four earned runs over last 24.0 innings of work ... struck out 21 and walked five during span, while posting 1.50 ERA ... maintained No. 3 spot in Army pitching rotation throughout season ... ranked 20th among Patriot League leaders in earned run average ... posted 2-0 record with 4.33 ERA in five Patriot League appearances ... yielded 24 base hits in 27.0 innings of conference mound work ... fired complete-game nine-inning two-hitter at Holy Cross for first career shutout ... fanned six and walked one in career-best performance ... win allowed Army to clinch Patriot League regular-season championship ... retired last 12 batters he faced and 23 of last 24 overall ... permitted just one runner to reach scoring position in facing minimum ... yielded five base hits and one earned run in complete-game defeat of Columbia in season's final performance ... struck out career-high 10 and walked two in 4-1 victory ... notched other win against Lehigh.
2003: Avoided "sophomore" jinx with solid second season in "Black, Gold and Gray" ... posted 6-2 record with 6.45 earned run average ... topped squad in victories and strikeouts (44) ... tied for second among Patriot League leaders in wins ... averaged 7.66 strikeouts per nine innings to rank seventh in conference ... listed second on club with 51.2 innings pitched ... figure ranked 11th among conference leaders ... appeared in 12 contests overall, third-highest figure on club ... drew nine starting assignments ... second on club with three complete games ... particularly tough in Patriot League play ... authored 4-1 record with 4.35 ERA in conference action ... fired three complete games ... registered 32-9 strikeout-walk ratio against Patriot League batters ... allowed 33 hits in 33.1 innings of conference work ... yielded five hits and one run in strong 5-1 defeat of Bucknell ... struck out career-best eight in road defeat of Bison ... allowed just one runner into scoring position over the final 6.0 innings of that performance ... retired 17 of final 21 batters he faced ... notched other victories against Niagara, Navy, Lafayette, Holy Cross and New York Tech ... registered complete-game efforts against Navy, Lafayette and Bucknell ... scattered five hits in 5.0 innings of win over Niagara ... yielded two earned runs and five hits in road defeat of Lafayette ... fanned seven and did not walk a batter to pace 8-7 home win over Holy Cross ... put forth 6.0 effective innings of work to notch victory against New York Tech in final start of season ... permitted three earned runs and five hits in that outing.
2002: Delivered immediate impact on Army pitching staff as a freshman ... held down regular turn in Black Knights' Patriot League pitching rotation ... notched 3-3 record with 4.83 earned run average ... tossed three complete games ... allowed 42 hits in 41.0 innings of work ... logged fourth-largest workload on pitching staff ... held opposition to .253 batting average ... limited right-handers to .235 mark ... appeared in 12 games ... drew eight starting assignments ... struck out 32 and walked 20 ... posted 3-2 record with sparkling 3.16 ERA in five Patriot League starts ... conference ERA ranked sixth among league leaders ... allowed just 20 hits in 25.2 innings of Patriot League work ... fanned 20 in league action to list sixth among Patriot leaders ... limited conference opposition to meager .211 batting average ... tossed three complete games in Patriot play ... registered conference victories over Lehigh, Bucknell and Holy Cross ... scattered four hits and one unearned run to defeat Lehigh for initial collegiate win ... struck out three and walked one in route-going performance ... yielded Bucknell just two hits over 5.1 solid innings during next start ... closed conference action with impressive three-hit shutout of Holy Cross (4-0) ... struck out eight and walked three against Crusaders ... retired 15 of first 19 Holy Cross batters he faced in that outing ... pitched well in conference road loss to Navy ... touched for only four hits and two earned runs in that setback ... fell just two innings pitched shy of qualifying for Patriot League earned run average leaders ... ERA would have ranked 14th among conference leaders.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Bob Miller at Upper Darby High ... lettered twice in baseball, once in track and field ... served as team captain in baseball as a senior ... selected team's most valuable player ... specialized in 400-meter and 800-meter events on track.
PERSONAL: Given name is Daniel John Cappello ... born May 23, 1982, in Lower Merion, Pa. ... parents' names are Patty and John Cappello ... majoring in Systems Engineering.