Finished the 2003 season 11-18 in field goals and 31-31 in PATs?missed his only attempt, a 43-yarder, in the season opener vs. Wake Forest?two-for-two on field goals of 31 and 30 yards at Penn State?one-of-two on field goals, made a 40-yard attempt, missed a 43-yard attempt, also had one solo at Connecticut?registered one solo vs. Miami?one-for-one on field goals of 24 yards, one solo vs. Ball State?one-for-three on field goals, made a 37-yard attempt, missed attempts of 47 and 53 yards, also had one solo at Temple?missed on a 47-yard field goal attempt at Syracuse?two-for-two on field goals, made a 30-yard attempt and game-winning 26-yard attempt with 0:38 remaining in the contest vs. Notre Dame?two-for-two on field goals, made a 34-yard attempt and a 23-yard attempt vs. Pittsburgh?sat out vs. West Virginia and Rutgers due to a right groin pull?came back at Virginia Tech to play an important role kicking field goals of 25 and 29 yards?recipient of the Joan S. and Thomas J. Giblin ?50 Athletic Scholarship.
Led the Eagles to best field goal percentage in the BIG EAST in 2002 (23 of 32, 71.9%)?handled all kickoff, PAT and field goal duties for the Eagles?set a new Boston College single-season record for field goals made (20)?led the Eagles in scoring with 107 points on the year?among the BIG EAST leaders scoring, scoring by kickers, field goals made per game and field goal percentage?connected on 23 of 32 attempts (71.9%)?connected on a 41-yarder vs. Miami?hit a career-high 49-yarder vs. Virginia Tech?has improved kickoff skills and has kicked several through the end zone this season?connected on a 40-yarder vs. Navy?connected on field goals of 39, 42 and 24 yards vs. Pittsburgh?had two field goals blocked by West Virginia?two-for-two on field goals of 29 and 26 yards vs. Syracuse?a perfect three-for-three on attempts of 43, 32 and 38 yards vs. Temple in a 25 mph gusting wind at Veterans Stadium?connected on field goals of 28 and 37 yards before exiting the Rutgers game with an injury?was a perfect three-for-three in field goals in BC?s 51-25 win over Toledo in the Motor City Bowl.
Was the most experienced of all the Boston College kickers heading into fall camp?a leg injury kept him on the sideline for the first four games of the season?began handling kickoff duties for the Temple game (Oct. 6) and began kicking extra points and field goals on a full-time basis against Rutgers (Nov. 17)?was a perfect eight-for-eight on extra points and was one-for-two on field goal attempts (both in the Rutgers game)?also made a special teams tackle against the Scarlet Knights?connected for two field goals (25 and 26 yards) and both extra point attempts in Music City Bowl win vs. Georgia.
Saw duty in most games on kickoffs for the Eagles...also converted on all three extra point attempts he tried.
All-city place-kicker...team captain...outstanding soccer player, earned athlete of the week several times (scored five goals in one game)...voted most sportsmanlike player in 1993...also a standout rugby player...was a running back and kicker for his high school team...scored 21 TDs in nine games while rushing for 1,273 yards and racking up 250 receiving yards; voted team MVP.
Sandro Sciortino, born February 11, 1979...enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...was named to the 2001 BIG EAST all-academic football team?Sandro is the middle of Guiseppe (Joe) and Anna Sciortino?s three children.