Duke Baseball BIO
34 Jonathan Nicolla
General: A three-year contributor at first base and as a designated hitter ... lots of power potential ... should be one of the top run producers in the lineup.
2007: Appeared in 29 games while starting 21, including 17 as the designated hitter and four at first base ... finished with the fourth highest batting average at .321 and the fourth highest slugging percentage at .488 ... drove in 18 RBI while scoring 14 times ... knocked 27 hits, including five doubles and three home runs ... saw time in the field sparingly, but did not commit a single error in 39 chances ... batted .429 as a pinch hitter, going 3-for-7 with a home run ... knocked in multiple RBI in six games ... had two or more hits in nine games, including a 3-for-4 outing with a pair of doubles against St. Bonaventure (2/17) ... named to the New York Collegiate All-Star Team during summer ball ... started every game for the Saratoga Phillies while leading the team in doubles ... drove in 19 RBI, scored 17 times and turned in 37 hits.
2006: Started 51 of 53 games played as a sophomore ... made 38 starts at first base, eight starts at third base, two starts in right field and three starts at designated hitter ... ranked third on the team in doubles (10) and RBI (31) and finished tied for third in home runs (five) ... fourth in slugging percentage (.392), fifth in hits (53), at-bats (199) and total plate appearances (214) and tied for fifth in runs scored (26) ... hit .266 on the season with five stolen bases ... had 14 multiple-hit games on the year ... had a career-high four hits against Seton Hall (2/10), going 4-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored ... posted a pair of three-hit games in back-to-back days against Virginia Tech (4/22-23) ... added 11 two-hit games on the year ... recorded seven multiple-RBI games on the season ... had a home run and a career-high four RBI against Winthrop (3/10) ... added five two-RBI games on the year ... his 10-game hitting streak (3/29-4/14) tied for the team’s second-longest hitting streak ... reeled off a seven-game hitting streak (4/16-30) after his 10-game hitting streak ended against Wake Forest (4/15) ... hit home runs in back-to-back games against Boston College (4/2) and High Point (4/5).
2005: Started six of 19 games played as a freshman ... made two starts at first base, two starts in left field and two starts at designated hitter ... hit .162 with one home run and four RBI ... hit his first collegiate home run against Army (2/26).
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Columbia High School ... three-time all-state, all-district and all-area selection ... hit .468 with four home runs and 50 RBI as a senior, leading Columbia to the state championship title ... batted .524 with five home runs during his junior season ... batted .519 with five home runs as a sophomore ... also lettered in football and basketball.
Personal: Born Jonathan Michael Nicolla on February 14, 1986, in Albany, N.Y. ... son of Thomas and Roxanne Nicolla ... father lettered in track and field at Manhattan College ... has three sisters, Jenny, Becky and Stephanie ... majoring in sociology with a certificate in Markets and Management ... minoring in Religion.