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Coach Holowaty: Jose has been fighting shoulder problems, but he is improving each day and can give us key innings, we think, from the left side and help out our bullpen.”

High School: Played four seasons of baseball under former Eastern letter-winner Ken Valliere (1988-91)… was a pitcher in baseball and also ran indoor track… two-time second-team All-State… senior captain…


Other: Member of Willimantic Post 19 American Legion program… team captain and batting leader and zone all-star this past summer…

PERSONAL: born Jose R. Santiago May 30, 1991...Parents: Lydia and Jose... Major: Sociology... Career Plans: Parole Officer/ State Trooper...Residence: Willimantic, CT...

Career Statistics Thru 2011



Favorite aspect of Eastern: It’s associated with good people.

Favorite athlete of all time: Derek Jeter

Favorite professional sports team: Yankees

The hardest class you’ve ever taken at Eastern: Ecology and the Environment

Favorite subject in school: Jogging for beginners

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: Animal Spaces

Most beneficial aspect of college life: Being independent, enjoying life with your friends

The funniest comedian: Kevin Hart (real husbands of Hollywood on tue. @ 10 on BET)

Best choice for next President of the United States: Donald Trump

Greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level: John Wooden

The greatest sports moment of all time: Michael Jordan game winning shot game 6, 1998 finals. If you don’t know about it YouTube it.

Favorite Smart Phone application: Pandora

Most famous American: David Beckham

Most recognizable world figure: Oprah Winfrey 

Most important invention in last 100 years: The Internet

Most important advancement in medicine in last 50 years: Tylenol/Advil

Biggest problem facing the world: Oil Prices

Choice for a last meal: Probably steak or something Italian

Should student-athletes receive an annual stipend for their service to their school? If so, how much? No we shouldn’t get paid

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: USC

If you could go to any sporting event in the world, which would it be?: The Superbowl

Last movie you’ve seen: Jack Reacher

Favorite actor: Adam Sandler, or Denzel

Favorite sporting event you’ve ever attended: Rays vs. Yankees (Jeter 3000)

Favorite sportscaster: Stuart Scott follow him on twitter @stuartscott

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Basketball

Favorite human interest story revealed by Olympic coverage: 2009 Olympic dream team

Olympic sport which should be added: Baseball

Olympic sport which should be dropped: Rugby

Olympic sport which you know nothing about: Waterpolo

Best advice you’ve ever received: Appreciate what you have in life

Person with the most difficult job in the world: Barack Obama  

Area which you know virtually nothing about: Science

Eastern’s biggest rival: Keene State

Your biggest rival: The hitter in the batter’s box

Pet peeve: People who cut me off on the road and/or drive slow

Biggest waste of time: Taking final exams

Your goals for the upcoming season: Stay healthy and to play in may and win it all

If you could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to: Hawaii

Most dangerous animal: Brendan Lynch

Favorite pizza topping: Cheese, bacon, hamburger

What would you like to see as the University’s mascot? I would like to see the Phillies mascot as ours, that would be great.




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