MISCELLANEOUS: Fine athlete with exciting blend of strength and speed ... boasts smooth stroke from left side of plate ... line-drive hitter with good power to all fields ... possesses ability to turn on ball ... began West Point career as linebacker on football team ... joined baseball program during sophomore year ... boasts excellent baseball instincts ... runs bases well ... provides head coach Joe Sottolano with great flexibility ... valuable contributor in either starting or reserve capacity ... should vie for playing time in right field ... expected to receive additional plate appearances at designated hitter slot ... local product who hails from nearby Kingston area, just north of West Point ... letterman.
2001: Split time between right field and designated hitter position most of season ... appeared in 40 contests ... drew 31 starting assignments ... batted .271 with one home run and 26 runs batted in ... added six doubles, one triple and one home run ... tied for seventh on squad with 20 runs scored and 40 total bases ... ranked fourth in RBI ... clutch performer who batted .333 with runners in scoring position ... successful on 8 of 9 stolen base attempts ... struggled to .238 batting average in Patriot League play ... registered seven multiple-hit performances ... plated at least two runs on five occasions ... collected career-high three runs batted in during early season victory over Holy Cross ... drilled first collegiate home run to aid non-league victory over Albany ... finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and two runs batted in versus Pace ... went 3-for-7 (.429) with four runs batted in during season's final two contests ... drove home two runs each during year-ending showings against New York Tech and Fordham.
2000: Spent season as varsity reserve ... appeared in six contests off bench ... utilized primarily as pinch-runner ... received first varsity at-bat during Black Knights' defeat of arch-rival Navy in first game of Patriot League Championship Series ... drilled line drive off Mid pitcher, but was retired on play.
1999: Did not play.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Ed Mills at Kingston High ... lettered twice in both football and baseball ... stalwart at outside linebacker on gridiron ... roamed outfield on diamond ... served as team captain in both sports as a senior ... helped squad to state semifinal game that year ... all-region in both sports during senior campaign.
PERSONAL: Given name is Dominic Salvatore Trippodo ... born June 1, 1979, in Kingston, N.Y. ... mother's name is Francine Trippodo ... majoring in Environmental Geography.