2012: Appeared in 47 games with 46 starts. Batted .272 with 44 hits in 152 at-bats. Scored 33 runs and drove in 44. Led the team with 16 doubles. Added seven home runs. Belted a pair of two-run homers in Shepherd's 10-5 win over Alderson-Broaddus in the WVIAC Tournament championship game.
Prior to Shepherd: A 2010 graduate of Smithtown East High School where he played baseball for Ken Klee. Lettered four years in baseball. Also lettered in bowling, golf, and volleyball. Played for Suffolk County League III championship team. Gained All-League and All-County accolades. A team captain. Earned Most Improved Player and MVP honors. Batted .420 with three homers and 20 RBIs as a senior. A transfer from University of Tampa.
Personal: The son of Arthur and Kathleen Messina. Majoring in sport management.