|Born: April 6, 1997|
Hamilton, New Jersey
|January 19, 2016, for the Boston College Eagles|
|Last MiLB appearance|
(Affiliate of the Washington Nationals)
|NCAA 4 seasons (2016-2019) statistics|
|Batting average (2019)||.301|
|Runs batted in||79|
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Jake Alu was born and raised in Hamilton Square, New Jersey, a community located within Hamilton Township, Mercer County, New Jersey. His father Philip Alu played soccer at the College of New Jersey and Elizabethtown College. Alu attended Princeton Day School in Princeton, New Jersey. In 2015, Alu enrolled as a business major in the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. He graduated in 2019 with a degree in Business Management.
While still a senior at Princeton Day School in 2015, Alu registered .523 batting average with 3 home runs and 18 RBIs. He recorded recording his 100th hit on April 28, 2015. In 2016, as a freshman at Boston College, Alu appeared in 10 games with .500 batting average, entering as a pinch runner eight times and a pinch hitter twice.
As a sophomore in 2017, he played in 48 games, making 45 starts – 29 in left field, 10 at second base, five as the designated hitter and one shortstop. That year, Alu registered .331 with 23 RBIs. As a Junior in 2018, Alu registered .216 batting average with with 2 home runs and 19 RBIs. 2019 was a pivotal year for Jake Alu's career after he was acquired by Washington Nationals in the 24th round to play for their Auburn (N.Y.) Doubledays affiliate, a Class A Short Season team that competes in the New York–Penn League. He was also named as a 3rd team All-ACC perfomer at Boston College after he batted .343 with 40 RBIs. The same year, Alu also played in Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament.
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