Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2016, 2017)
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2017)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2017)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
2017: Angelo Altavilla (ALT-uh-VILL-uh) had a breakout sophomore season, achieving third-team All-Big Ten status • Earned starts in 56 of his 57 appearances, including 45 starts at shortstop, nine starts at third base and two at second base • Had the second-best batting average among the Huskers (.316) behind Scott Schreiber, who hit .330 • Scored 38 runs, fourth-most on the team • Had 14 doubles, the second-most on the team • Slugging percentage of .406 was the fourth-best on the team • His 67 hits tied for second on the team with Ben Miller • Ranked second on the team in on-base percentage (.407) • Tied for second on the team with 39 RBIs • His eight sacrifice flies tied for the second-most single-season sacrifice flies by a Husker • Defensively, his 135 assists were second-most on the team • Went 2-for-3 stealing bases • Blasted a leadoff home run against Maryland on May 26 at the Big Ten Tournament • Achieved the third-most multi-hit games on the team (18), including one four-hit performance when he went 4-for-4 against Utah on Feb. 24 with four RBIs and three doubles, tying NU’s single-game record • Had nine multi-RBI games to tie for third on the team • Had four RBIs against Penn State on May 20 in the Big Ten regular-season title-clinching game • Went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs in the series opener against Rutgers on May 5 • Went 3-for-5 with two RBIs against Creighton on April 4 • Had five hits in the series at Cal Poly, including a pair of doubles • Hit .500 in the series against College of Charleston with four hits and three runs scored • His 14-game hitting streak which spanned from April 30 to June 2 was the second-longest on the team in 2017 • His 25-game on-base streak which spanned from April 11 to June 2 was the second-longest on the team.
2016: Altavilla was one of two newcomers on the 2016 roster from the state of Minnesota with Robbie Palkert • Saw action in 14 games as a true freshman, including two starts • Hit .211 (4-for-19) in limited at bats and added three RBIs • First career start came at Omaha on April 6 when he went 2-for-3 with a run scored, two RBIs, two walks and a stolen base • Started against Omaha at home on May 11, going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI • Pinch hit in both of Nebraska’s games at the Big Ten Tournament.
Before Nebraska: Altavilla joined Nebraska from Lakeville North High School in Lakeville, Minn., where he was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Baseball Award, as well as a 2015 first-team all-metro selection by both the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St. Paul Pioneer Press • Ranked as the No. 13 overall player in the state of Minnesota and the No. 3 shortstop by Perfect Game • Led the Panthers to a runner-up finish at the state tournament in 2015 after they placed third in 2014 • Hit .400 as a senior with four doubles, three triples, four home runs and 20 RBIs • Produced 37 RBIs as a junior on 11 doubles, two triples and four home runs with a .402 batting average • Set a Minnesota state record during the 2014 high school season with 12 RBIs in one game, as he hit a three-run home run and two grand slams in a win over Eastview • Also tabbed defensive player of the year on the Panthers’ hockey team that won the 2015 state title • Earned the Minnesota Herb Brooks Award, given to a hockey player for their skill, effort, leadership, character and passion.
Personal: Born on Oct. 11, 1996 in Minneapolis, Minn. • Parents are Bob and Tammy Altavilla • Has two brothers, Tony and Nick • Majoring in communication studies • Comes from a baseball family, as his grandfather was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals, brother, Tony, played baseball at Illinois-Chicago and for the St. Paul Saints of the American Association, and brother, Nick, played baseball at North Dakota State.