5 Josh LaGrotta
5 Josh LaGrotta
Height: 5-11
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Clara, Calif.
High School: Canyon HS
Position: Catcher
Senior is one of five players battling for time behind the plate.

Third-year backstop appeared in 15 games and started one...Hit .167 in only 18 at-bats, driving in four runs...Had one double and an RBI against Pepperdine on February 6...Drove in three of his four RBI against Westmont on April 5...Also recorded a run scored against the Warriors.

The sophomore saw action in 17 games, starting twice...Had six hits and drove in three runs...Hit .667 (2-for-3) with the bases loaded.

In limited action, batted .375 (3-for-8) and drove in three RBI...Hit .500 (3-for-6) with runners on base...Handled the Gaucho pitching staff in eight games.


High School
Was a two-time All-CIF and All-Foothill League catcher and Academic Honor Roll student at Canyon High School...Coached by Adam Schulhofer and Scott Willis...He hit .412 with 63 hits and 26 runs as a senior...Batted .423 with 71 hits, four homeruns and 30 runs scored as a junior...Also participated in football at CHS.

Born August 10, 1983 in Mission Hills, California...Majoring in Philosophy with a minor in Sport Management at UCSB...Favorite team is the Los Angeles Dodgers...Favorite Athletes are Pudge Rodriguez, Jorge Posada and John Smoltz...Favorite movies include Rocky 1-4 and Starsky and Hutch...Most memorable sports moment was hitting a homerun in the Junior Pan-American Games...Favorite aspect of Santa Barbara is the beach...Has a brother, Jeremy...Son of Ned and Gail LaGrotta.