2012: Played in nine games, mostly at third base or as a pinch hitter or runner... Finished the season with a .333 batting average... Recorded his first collegiate in pinch-hitting effort against Lenoir-Rhyne (Apr. 14)... Also scored a run against the Bears... Accounted for two fielding assists against L-R at third base.
High School: Graduated from Ocean Township (N.J.) HS... Coached by Cip Appicelli... Stats: BA - .432, 38 hits, 31 runs, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 13 SB... Second Team All-Shore... First Team All-Monmouth County... Coaches selection - First Team... Third Team All-State (group 3 schools in N.J.)...Carpenter Cup selection... Jersey Shore team... Led team to Carpenter Cup championship... Ocean Township High School's Ken Gruber Baseball Award... Also played for the Ocean Marlins... Coached by Ed Graziano.
Personal: Born Oct. 13, 1992 in Long Branch, N.J... Son of Vincent and Lisa Ferrara... Brother - Nick; Sister - Gabby... Father played baseball at Rutgers-Neward (1974-1978)... Majoring in sport management... Favorite book: "Touched"; Favorite class at Tusculum: Bowling; Favorite midnight snack: Taco Bell; Favorite musical artist: Luke Bryan; Favorite song: "My Sorority Girl" by Luke Bryan; Vinny can't go a week without: Baseball; Advice to kids: "Never lose sight of your dreams"; Most thrilling moment in sports: Being picked for the McDonald's All-America Game; Favorite color: Blue; Favorite foods: Steak and half-price appetizers; Favorite sport other than baseball: Football; Person Vinny most admires: Matt Henriksen; Toughest player Vinny has ever played against: Danny Almonte; What people don't know about Vinny: He played in the Little League World Series; When people first meet Vinny, they think: He's shy.