David DiPaola
David  DiPaola

San Carlos, Calif.

High School:
Junipero Serra HS

Last College:
Cañada College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195


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Waves Baseball to Host San Diego with the WCC Title on the Line

All military members and their families will get in free on Sunday with a military ID.


Waves Set for First Road Test as They Travel to No. 14 Louisville for a Three-Game Set

Waves looking to avenge Louisville's sweep in 2011.


Waves Look to Stay Hot as They Welcome Fresno State

The Bulldogs are in town for a three-game set.


Waves Look to Keep Winning Ways Going as They Host Virginia Commonwealth

Rams come to Eddy D. Field for a midweek two-game series.


Waves to Open 73rd Baseball Season Friday as They Host No. 14 Oklahoma

The Sooners are in town for a three-game set beginning at 2 p.m. PT on Friday.


Pepperdine vs. USD (May 27, 2012)

Waves win 2012 WCC Title May 27, 2012 Pepperdine 5, USD 1 Malibu, Calif. Photos by Jeff Golden and Stephen Wandzura

David DiPaola Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

CAREER HIGHS: Hits: 2 (3x), Last: 5/15/11 at San Francisco; Runs: 2 (4x), Last: 5/10/11 vs. Cal State Fullerton; HR: None; RBI: 2, 4/17/11 at San Diego; SB: 1 (2x), Last: 5/15/11 at San Francisco; Hitting Streak: 6g, 5/7/11 - 5/18/11.

2012/SENIOR: DiPaola appeared in four games in his senior season, mostly as a pinch hitter and outfielder ... His leadership and baseball knowledge was invaluable for the Waves, as he stepped in to coach first base when the usual coach was out sick.

2011/JUNIOR: Appeared in 30 of 56 games with 23 starts as a corner outfielder/designated hitter ... Batted .208 in his first season at Pepperdine with seven RBI, four doubles, two stolen bases and 14 runs scored ... Credited with pair of outfield assists, throwing opposing base stealers out at home plate (4/16 at USD) and third base (5/28 vs. SMC) ... Will enter 2012 on 13-game errorless streak ... Posted season best six-game hitting streak from May 7 to 18, in which he batted .400 (8-for-20) with four runs, two doubles and two RBI ... Recorded three multi-hit games, collecting two hits in contests at San Diego (4/17), Cal State Fullerton (5/10) and San Francisco (5/13) ... Outing vs. Toreros included a double, two runs and season high two RBI ... Scored twice in home win over Titans with RBI double and two runs ... Also plated pair of runs on Opening Day vs. Eastern Kentucky (2/18) and vs. Loyola Marymount (4/23) ... Hit .364 in three starts at San Francisco (5/13-15) with a double and two runs scored ... Drew two walks in game vs. Saint Mary's (5/26), tying a team season high shared by 16 others.

2010/FALL: Batted .267 for Orange (4-15) with two runs and a RBI during Pepperdine's Fall World Series ... Hit by two pitches and was credited with a sacrifice hit ... Played all six game in right field and threw Zach Vincej out at home plate after catching a Brian Humphries' line drive ... Totaled 13 putouts.

2009-10/FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORE: Attended Cañada College from 2009 to 2010 and played for its baseball team for two seasons ... Helped lead Colts to a 30-5 record in 2010 and the Pacific Coast Conference championship ... All-conference first team selection and Golden Glove winner ... Hit .379 in 2010 with seven home runs, 31 RBI and eight stolen bases ... Did not make any errors ... Produced a three-hit day against Hartnell College with a home run, stolen base and four RBI ... Ripped three hits, including a home run with three RBI vs. Skyline College ... Honor Roll and Dean's List student.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated in 2008 from Junipero Serra High School where he was a two-year varsity outfielder for head coach Pete Jensen ... Helped lead his high school teams to four consecutive West Catholic Athletic League championships ... Batted .300 as a senior and received the Dan Frisella Award, which is presented to the team's hardest worker ... Was teammates with 2010-11 Waves Tony Cooper and Zack Turner ... Honor Roll student ... Made President's list.

PERSONAL: Given name is David Anthony DiPaola ... Born in Redwood City, Calif., and raised in San Carlos ... Economics major ... Son of Jim and Angi ... Brother to Danielle and Dominic ... Uncle, Peter Columbo, played baseball at the University of San Francisco ... Grandfather, Angelo Columbo, played baseball in the Baltimore Orioles' organization ... Chose to attend Pepperdine because of the coaching staff, campus and surroundings, and the curriculum.

FAVORITES: Josh Hamilton (pro baseball player/sports hero) ... San Francisco Giants (pro baseball player) ... Beyond Belief (book) ... The Departed (movie) ... Lil Wayne (musical artist) ... Pasta (food) ... Basketball (sport other than baseball) ... Hobbies include wakeboarding, traveling and spending time with family.

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