31 - John Colella
John Colella
Height: 6-2
Weight: 214
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Herndon, Va.
High School: Chantilly
Position: RHP

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2011:
Named To NEIBA Division I All-Star Team … Broke Holy Cross single season records with nine saves and 24 appearances  … Finished with a 3-2  record … Had a team-low ERA of 3.00 in 42 innings of work … Struck out 40 batters, third highest on the team … Recorded saves against Princeton (3/13), Albany (3/18), Boston College (3/23), Columbia (3/27), Lafayette (4/17 & 4/18), Brown (4/21), Navy (4/24) and Lehigh (4/30)  … Struck out a season-high six batters against Lafayette (4/18) … Record eight hitless outings … Did not allow one run to score in 19 appearances … Gave up just seven extra base hits … Allowed 16 runs (14 earned) on 31 hits total … Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 

2010: Made nine appearances, starting three contests … Finished with a 0-2  record … Had an ERA of 8.86 in 21-1/3 innings of work … Struck out 13 batters …  Earned his first collegiate start against Harvard (4/1), pitching 4-2/3 innings, allowing no runs on just one hit with a season-high five strikeouts … Saw his first collegiate action in relief at Georgia Southern (2/27),  pitching one inning … Did not allow a hit in one inning of relief against NJIT (3/28) … Also made starts against Central Connecticut (4/13) and Connecticut (4/22).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played two years of varsity baseball as a pitcher under head coach Kevin Ford at Chantilly H.S. ... Named captain and team MVP his senior year ... Earned first team All-District and second team All-Region honors in 2009 ... Team won the Concorde district championship and finished as the northern region runner-up in 2008 ... Qualified for the state tournament for the first time in school history (2008) ... Gameday magazine All-Star (2009) ... Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star (2009) ... Recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts in the Concorde district semifinals (2009) ... Finished senior year with a 1.85 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 79-1/3 innings ... Two-time scholar athlete.

PERSONAL: Son of John and Andrea Colella ... Has three sisters (Laurel, Olivia and Leandra) ... Majoring in History.

Colella's Career Statistics

Year APP-S W-L SV ERA IP H R ER BB SO HBP
2010 9-3 0-2 0 8.86 21.1 31 29 21 12 13 2
2011 24-0 3-2 9 3.00 42.0 31 16 14 16 40 5
TOTAL 33-3 3-4 9 4.97 63.1 62 45 35 28 53 7