2011: Co-captain ... started all 35 games he played at shortstop ... finished the season going 3-for-8 with three runs scored and four RBI, including two home runs in first game of the doubleheader at Penn ... belted a two-run homer in final game at Princeton ... went 2-for-3 with a double and a run batted in at Fordham ... had two hits in four trips, including an RBI in game two vs. Dartmouth ... doubled and drove in a pair in first game victory over Harvard ... reached base three times in game two at Brown ... went 14 straight starts without committing an error at shortstop midway through the season.
2010: Honorable mention All-Ivy League ... started 41 of 42 games he played ... batted a career-best .299 with career-high eight home runs and 24 runs batted in ... also stole eight bases ... drove in game-winning run in Columbia's 6-5 win in third game vs. Bucknell ... scored go-ahead run in Lions' 5-4 win over Yale on league's opening day ... homered in 4-1 win at Cornell ... also homered in first inning of Columbia's 13-2 rout of Dartmouth in Ivy League Championship Series opener ... batted .500 with four extra-base hits, six runs scored and four RBI in three-game playoff series ... two-run homer lifted Lions ahead of Richmond to stay in 12-7 win ... went 3-for-4 and drilled a two-run home run to put Columbia ahead of Rutgers late in wild 12-11 victory ... went 6-for-9 with four runs scored to help lift Lions to doubleheader sweep at Harvard.
2009: Played in 39 games, starting 38 ... made three appearances on the mound ... tied for team lead with four home runs, all in Ivy League play ... batted .314 during league play with a .543 slugging percentage ... did not commit an error at shortstop in final 17 games of the season ... went 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI in Lions' 13-5 win vs. Penn ... 3-for-5 with two RBI in doubleheader nightcap at Brown ... totaled five RBI with two doubles and two homers in four-game series with Cornell ... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in league-opening win vs. Harvard.
2008: Started 49 of the 51 games he played, mainly at shortstop ... also made three appearances on the mound ... in deciding game of championship series at Dartmouth, clubbed a pair of home runs, including a go-ahead, three-run shot in the sixth to give Columbia the lead for good ... for the season, had four home runs, 19 RBIs, four doubles, a triple, and six stolen bases ... team-high eight sacrifice bunts ... went 3-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored at Liberty ... ripped a two-run homer in Ivy League debut, a 6-3 win over Brown.
At Chaminade: Earned four letters in baseball ... all-league shortstop ... Student-Athlete Award ... championship series MVP ... MVP as first-year ... hit .350 with two home runs and 12 RBI (wood bat) as senior ... team won CHSAA three times ... played for the Long Island Tigers over the summer ... NHSAA All-Academic team ... Latin Merit Award ... Long Island Catholic Journalism Award for first place in Best Feature and Best News Story.
Personal: English major ... son of Anthony and Annette ... Alexandro John Ferrera, born December 25, 1988 in Mineola, N.Y.