2007 C-USA Newcomer of the Year
2007 All-Conference USA First Team (OF)
2007 Silver Glove All-Series Team
2007 Houston College Classic All-Tournament Team
2007 C-USA Hitter of the Week (Feb. 12, 2007)
College Baseball Foundation National Honor Roll (Feb. 13, 2007)
2007 C-USA All-Academic Team
2006-07 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
Emerged as one of the Cougars' and Conference USA's most consistent sluggers... Team leader in batting average (.352), hits (77), doubles (13) and on-base percentage (.417)... Rattled off a 20-game hitting streak midway through the season, the fifth-longest streak in school history... Joined pitcher Wes Musick on the All-Conference USA First Team... Made his Cougar debut against Stephen F. Austin in the season opener a memorable one... Batted 2-for-3 with a run and RBI against the Lumberjacks... Went 3-for-4 with a run, double and RBI against No. 20 Baylor during the first day of the Houston College Classic... Finished 2-for-3 with a solo home run against Texas A&M during the second day of the College Classic... Went 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored against McNeese State... Launched a three-run, opposite-field homer to tie the game in the eighth inning against Dallas Baptist during the second day of the Southwest Diamond Classic... Batted 3-for-4 with two runs, two RBIs and a solo homer in the Northwestern State series opener... Batted 2-for-6 with two runs and an RBI at Lamar... Gave the Cougars a two-run cushion against the Cardinals with an RBI-single in the top of the 10th inning... Went 2-for-5 with a run and two RBIs in the middle game of the UAB series... Batted 3-for-5 with a run, double and four RBIs during the finale of the UAB series... Went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI at Stephen F. Austin.. Batted 2-for-4 with a double at No. 11 Texas A&M... Batted 2-for-3 with a run, double and RBI at No. 23 Tulane during the series opener... Went 2-for-5 with a run and RBI in the series finale at No. 23 Tulane... Batted 3-for-4 against Texas-San Antonio in Victoria... Batted 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI at Marshall during the series opener.. Batted 3-for-5 with an RBI at Sam Houston State.
DELGADO JUNIOR COLLEGE (2005-06)
Worked two seasons for head coach Joe Scheuermann. Redshirt Freshman (2006): Batted .371 (56-for-151) with seven home runs and 44 RBIs... Also added 38 runs scored, 19 doubles and a .702 slugging percentage. Freshman (2005): Sat out his first collegiate season with a redshirt.
JESUIT HIGH SCHOOL
Award-winning baseball player for head coach David Moreau... Two-sport star in baseball and basketball... Three-time All-District and All-Metro performer in baseball... Member of the National Honor Society... Worked in 2003 at Camp Summertribe, a camp for students with mental and physical handicaps and as a volunteer at the Ozanam Inn, a shelter for the homeless. Senior (2004): Was named to All-District and All-State teams on the way to the Catholic League championship... Batted .392 (47-for-120) with a home run and 31 RBIs to help lead team to the Class 5A state championship game... Recorded 23 bases on balls and was hit by a pitch four times for a .526 on-base percentage... Selected to play in the LHSAA All-Star Game... Named to the Times-Picayune All-District and All-Orleans teams... Received the Louisiana American-Italian Youth Scholarship Award and the American Legion W.P. "Skeeter" Award. Junior (2003): Was an All-District 9-5A honoree, batting .410 with five home runs. Sophomore (2002): Helped lead the Blue Jays baseball team to the Class 5A state championship... Was named to the All-District 9-5A team and the All-Metro Team. Freshman (2001): Was the starting point guard for the Blue Jays basketball team, which captured the Class 5A state championship... All-Metro and All-District honoree.
Full name is James David Cesario, Jr... Born on Oct. 15, 1985, in Metairie, La... Son of Jim and Patricia Cesario... Father played baseball at New Orleans and in the Texas Ranger minor league system for three years... Mother played volleyball and basketball at Tulane... Majoring in psychology.
Cesario's Career Bests
Runs: 2, done six times; Most recently at Marshall (April 27, 2007)
Hits: 3, done seven times; Most recently at Sam Houston State (May 15, 2007)
RBIs: 4, vs. UAB (April 8, 2007)
Hitting Streak: 20 games (March 18-April 29, 2007)