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 was the Concorde District Champions and Northern Region runner ups 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 (VHSCA) All-Star (2009) ... Recorded a career-high 17 strikeouts in the Concorde District Semi-Finals (2009) ... Finished his senior year with a 1.85 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 79.3 innings pitched ... Two-time scholar athlete.
PERSONAL: Son of John and Andrea Colella ... Has three sisters, Laurel, Olivia and Leandra ... Majoring in history.