AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 22 games for the River Hawks, with 14 starts • Had a .291 batting average, while scoring eight runs and seven RBI • Had four doubles and two triples • Went 2-for-3, with a double and scored two runs in a 9-7 win at Saint Michael's (4/20).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Redshirted
NEWBURYPORT H.S.: Four-year varsity player at Newburyport H.S. for coach Bill Pettingell • Cape Ann League All-Star • Agganis Tournament Athlete • As a senior led the team in batting average and home runs • Also played club baseball for NE-Baseball for Scott Patterson.
PERSONAL: Son of Deena and Michael Mottola of Newburyport, Mass. • List Atlanta Braves as his favorite MLB team • Influences include his grandparents and Washington Nationals Matt Antonelli • Listens to Eli Young Band, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban • Favorite movies include The Ugly Truth, Definitely Maybe and Big Daddy • Majoring in Business Administration.