AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Game-By-Game Statistics Saw action in 13 games with three starts .... Hit 2-for-15 on the year with three runs scored and an RBI ... Started at third base and scored a run at Fordham (4/26) ... Saw first career start as the designated hitter at Fordham (4/25), logging one hit ... Picked up first career base hit against Connecticut (4/22) ... Scored a run in extra inning win at La Salle (3/21) ... Recorded his first career RBI at North Carolina A&T (3/8) ... Scored UMass' lone run as a pinch runner at Maryland (3/1) ... Made college debut as a defensive replacement in the second game of a doubleheader against Army (2/22).
BEFORE UMASS: Earned three letters under Coach Charlie Giachetti at North Valley Regional High School at Demarest while playing second base and shortstop ... During his senior season, batted .415 with eight doubles, three triples, one home run, 27 RBI, and 16 stolen bases and as a result was named to the All Big North Conference First Team ... Earned All Big North Conference Second Team honors as a junior ... Lettered in football during sophomore year.
PERSONAL: Born Jonathan Riley Avallone on May 14, 1995 in New York, N.Y. ... Son of John and Jeanette ... Brother of Jack ... Father, John, played basketball at Seton Hall University ... Majoring in Economics.