|Hometown:||East Providence, RI|
|High School:||East Providence|
As a Junior in 2006: Appeared in five games, starting one ... In 12.0 innings pitched, went 0-1 and had an 11:4 K/BB ratio ... Earned first career start against Sacred Heart (4/11) ... Threw 1.2 hitless, scoreless innings against Greensboro College (3/30) in relief. As a Sophomore in 2005: Appeared in three games ... Picked up first collegiate win against Sacred Heart (4/14), allowing just four hits and one run in 5.1 innings. As a Freshman in 2004: Made two appearances on the year, pitching 4.1 innings ... Threw 3.0 innings against Maine (4/20), giving up one run on three hits. Before Brown: A graduate of East Providence High School ... Captained the baseball team his senior year ... Named Academic All-State in baseball as a senior ... Received the Matt Flores Award as the team's Outstanding Baseball Player his senior year ... Named a Rhode Island Coaches Association All-Star as a senior as well ... Also lettered in basketball and cross country ... Captained the cross country team as a senior ... Helped lead basketball team to state finals as a senior ... Member of the National and Rhode Island Honor Societies ... Received the University of Rochester Social Sciences Award and the MIT Science and Technology Award ... Also received the Claibourne Pell Award as Outstanding History Student ... National Merit Qualifier. Personal: Paul Thomas Costa is the son of Thomas and Margaret Costa of East Providence, RI ... Siblings include Mary, Laura, Elizabeth and John ... Concentrating in History.