THIS YEAR: Patrick Rooney begins his senior season at Pepperdine . . . One of five seniors on the Waves' roster . . . Has been a productive player during his Pepperdine career and is expected to be the Waves' starting third basemen in 2005 . . . Regarded as one of top players in the West Coast Conference (WCC) . . . Provides senior leadership and is great defensively at all infield positions . . . Considered one of Pepperdine's top recruits in 2002 . . . A tough competitor with a good knowledge of the game . . . Handles the bat well . . . A doubles-type hitter . . . Named the WCC's best defensive third baseman in a poll of conference coaches conducted by Baseball America.
2004: Started all 62 games and batted .261 with nine doubles, four home runs and 41 RBI . . . Totaled 19 multiple-hit games and 11 multiple-RBI games . . . Had an impressive season-opening performance against UC Irvine (2-10) as he went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a career-high tying four RBI...Had five three-hit games . . . Ignited Pepperdine's six-run eighth inning against Loyola Marymount (5-29) in Game 2 of the WCC Championship Series as he singled to open the inning and capped the comeback with a two-run single that gave the Waves a 12-10 lead . . . Went 2-for-6 with two runs scored and a career-high tying four RBI vs. Arizona State (6-4) in the opener of the Fullerton Regional.
2003: Received honorable mention All-West Coast Conference (WCC) . . . Appeared in 55 games and started 52 . . . Batted a career-high .312 with one home run and 26 RBI . . . Had 15 multiple-hit and five multiple-RBI games . . . Batted .360 with seven doubles and 19 RBI in WCC play . . . Produced a career-high 11-game hitting streak during which time he batted .488 (20-for-41) with 10 runs scored, six doubles and 12 RBI . . . Totaled a season-high three hits five times . . . Collected a season-best three RBI at San Francisco (4-17) . . . Hit a dramatic 10th-inning lead-off game-winning home run against San Diego (5-24) in Game 2 of the West Coast Conference (WCC) Championship Series.
2002: An honorable mention freshman All-American . . . Started 62 games and batted .284 with one home run and 34 RBI . . . Had 66 hits, 32 runs scored and 17 doubles . . . Totaled 16 multiple-hit and nine multiple-RBI games . . . Put together a 10-game hitting streak, during which time he hit .333 (13-for-39) with six runs scored, four doubles, a home run, five RBI and a .513 slugging percentage . . . Recorded first career hit at UC Irvine . . . Totaled a career-high four RBI versus Tulane and tied that mark at Loyola Marymount . . . Went 4-for-4 with four RBI and two runs scored against the Lions . . . Four hits tied career-high first set versus Washington State . . . Batted .538 (7-for-13) with three runs scored and four RBI in three-game series at Loyola Marymount . . . Had a career-high four runs scored versus Tulane.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner at Esperanza High in Anaheim, California . . . A three-time All-Sunset League selection . . . Clubbed a team-high six home runs as a senior . . . Tied the school single-season record with 14 doubles . . . Awarded a Gold Glove as a junior.
PERSONAL: Born November 17, 1982, Rooney is a resident of Anaheim, California . . . Attended Esperanza High in Anaheim . . . A scholar athlete throughout high school as he maintained a 3.0 grade-point average . . . Considered California, Cal Poly, Cal State Fullerton, Florida, Long Beach State, Loyola Marymount and UC Santa Barbara before choosing Pepperdine.