10 - John Drago
John Drago
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.
High School: Sunrise Mountain
Position: INF
Major: Biological Engineering
Bats/Throws: R/R

2014: Outstanding rookie season with the Engineers … NEWMAC Rookie of the Year … started 34 of the 36 games he played, splitting time between the infield and outfield … first team All-NEWMAC … All-Region by d3baseball.com … NEWMAC Player of the Week (4/7) … hit .324 with five home runs and 21 RBI … third on the team in hitting … second in home runs and slugging (.532) … led the squad in walks (26) and on-base percentage (.448) … shared the team and NEWMAC lead with three triples … top-10 in the NEWMAC in runs, doubles, home runs, RBI, OBP and slugging … finished among the top-100 players in Division III in walks, walks per game and home runs … nine multi-hit games … five multi-RBI outings … 17-game hitting streak was the longest of the season for MIT … doubled and drove in a run in his first collegiate outing against Tufts (3/15) … 4-for-8 in the 15-inning game against Springfield (3/25) … 3-for-4 with a double and triple and an RBI at Trinity (4/2) … went 3-for-3 with a pair of walks against Emerson (4/4) … the next day against the Lions he hit his first home run of the season as part of a 2-for-6 day, driving in four and scoring twice … homered again against Emerson in game two … 3-for-4 with a triple at Babson (4/12) … 2-for-2 with three walks and a home run vs. WPI (4/17) … home run and three RBI at Springfield (4/28) to help the Engineers take the NEWMAC playoff series from the Pride … 2-for-4 in each game of the doubleheader sweep at Wheaton (5/3) that gave MIT the NEWMAC title … 4-for-5 outing against #10 Eastern Connecticut (5/15) at the NCAA Tournament.

Off The Diamond at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering.

High School: A 2013 graduate of Sunrise Mountain High School … three-time letterwinner in baseball as an infielder/outfielder … first team all- district outfielder (2013) … District Scholar Athlete (2012, 2013) … team captain … also lettered in football … first team all-district defensive back (2012) … team captain … National Honor Society … student body vice president … DECA treasurer … Spirit Club founder … DECA State Champion (2012) … Honor Roll four years.

Club: Played club ball with the Pilots, Athletics and Angels club teams.