2012: Named to the America East All-Rookie Team as a two-way player for ther Retrievers in his freshman year... Played in 42 games while making seven appearances out of the bullpen... Hit .303, third-best on the team, recording 47 hits and leading the team with 12 doubles... Went 4-for-5 and hit his first career home run while knocking in four runs and scoring three more against Coppin State on Mar. 17... Was later named the America East Rookie of the Week after finishing the series 7-for-15 with seven RBIs, seven runs scored, two doubles, one triple, and one homerun against the Eagles... Recorded a season-best six-game hit streak from May 5-13, after picking up a hit in five consecutive games twice earlier in the season... Recorded 13 multi-hit games... Recognized on the America East Honor Roll.
Background: Named to the All-State, All-Long Island, All-County, and All-League teams in 2009, 2010, and 2011... Named a Newsday Rising Star/Top Player in 2011... Named the League 4 MVP three straight years... Also letter in football at Smithtown West... Holds the school record for touchdowns, sacks, interceptions, and four other categories... Played against Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals.
Personal: Son of Ronald and Annmarie Gatto... Has one young brother, Robert, and one younger sister, Gianna... Undecided in his major... Born Jan. 29, 1993.