3 - Jon Rea
Jon Rea
Height: 5-8
Weight: 145
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Henry M. Gunn
Position: INF
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Bats/Throws: R/R

2013: Started in 33 of the 35 games in which he played … starter at second base for the Engineers ... Academic All-NEWMAC … led the team with nine sacrifices ... was hit by a pitch a team best 10 times … 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI against Clark (3/16) … 1-for-3 against Springfield (3/23) with a pair of runs … hit by a pitch twice at Endicott (3/29) … drove in a pair of runs at WPI (4/6) … pair of sacrifices against Babson (4/27) … 2-for-4 with a run scored at Wheaton (4/27) in the NEWMAC Tournament … 1-for-3 with a run against the Lyons (5/4) in the NEWMAC championship game.

2012: Played in 33 games and started 31 as a sophomore ... Academic All-NEWMAC ... .277 averagewith 23 hits in 83 at-bats ... scored 15 runs and drove in nine runs... successfully laid down five sacrifice bunts which was the seventh most in the NEWMAC ... had two RBI's in a game against Wentworth (3/14) and scored three runs helping the Engineers to an easy 13-4 win ... had two hits in back to back close games against UMass Boston (4/26) and Rhode Island College (5/2) both resulting in wins.

2011: Solid first season at MIT … broke into the starting lineup at second base … led the team in runs scored with 30 … also walked a team best 23 times … topped the squad in steals (12) and hit by the pitch (13) … finished in the top-10 in the NEWMAC in all of those categories … season-high five-game hitting streak … six multi-hit games … went 3-for-4 with a season bests of two RBI and three steals against Eastern Nazarene (3/15) … scored four times against Wheaton (3/20) … 3-for-4 and hit twice against Hope (3/22) … perfect 3-for-3 day against Suffolk (5/8) … picked up hits in each of MIT’s NCAA Tournament games.

Off The Diamond at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in energy studies and economics … research on new baseball bat technologies in the Center for Sports Innovation, on properties of superconductors in the Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory and a field study involving a microbial fuel cell in Uganda with the D-Lab … community service chair and risk manager of Kappa Sigma.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Henry M Gunn High School … played varsity baseball four years … team MVP and first team all-league as a junior and senior … also played basketball … team MVP and all-league as a senior.

Personal: Brother played baseball and Santa Clara … sister played soccer at Princeton … father played baseball at Cal Tech.