Height: 6'2"
Weight: 207
Year: Senior
Hometown: Midlothian, Va.
High School: James River


As a Junior (2012): Led the team with a .319 batting average overall and a .415 average in Atlantic Coast Conference games ... played in 46 games with 37 starts ... his .415 average in league games would have led the ACC but he was 10 plate appearances shy of qualifying ... an excellent defensive catcher, throwing out 16 of 31 runners attempting to steal ... committed just five errors in 294 chances, a .983 fielding percentage ... had a team-high eight sacrifice hits, ending the season with 24 in his career which is tied for fourth in school history ... went 1-for-2 with a RBI double against Navy (3/7) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored against St. Peter's (3/14) ... hit an RBI single in his only at bat on March 17 against UNC ... went 2-for-3 and had an RBI against Boston College (3/31) ... finished the series against BC 3-for-6 ... had a two-run double while going 1-for-3 against Duke (4/14) ... went 9-for-12 in the Clemson series (4/20-21), recording three hits in the first game, a career-high four in the second and two in the finale ... went 1-for-3 with a run scored against Towson (4/24) ... had an RBI and a run scored while going 1-for-2 against Virginia Tech (4/28) ... scored a career-high two runs while going 3-for-3 with a double, RBI, walk and HBP against Virginia (5/17) ... went 3-for-4 with a run against Virginia (5/18) ... finished the UVA series 6-for-10 with four runs, a RBI, two HBPs and a walk.

As a Sophomore (2011): Played in 33 games with 23 starts and hit .247 (18-for-73) on the year ... drove in 11 runs, scored 11 and also had three sacrifice hits ... went 2-for-4 with a RBI against Navy (2/23) ... drove in two runs and went 2-for-5 against Army (2/25) ...had back-to-back two hit games against Canisius on 3/4 and 3/5, including two RBIs on 3/5 ... at Georgia Tech (3/13) went a perfect 3-for-3 with one double ... went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI against Boston College (3/19) ... against Virginia Tech (4/24) went 1-for-2 with a RBI double.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Started 54 games on the year ... posted a .275 batting average, fourth-best on the team ... led the team with 13 sacrifice hits and eight HBPs ... had 20 RBI on the year, along with 47 hits ... had a .975 fielding percentage ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI in his first career game (at FIU 3/19) ... recorded at least one hit in 10 of his first 12 games ... went 2-for-5 with two RBI in a 10-0 win over Virginia Tech (3/12) ... reached base three times with two hits and a walk, while also scoring a run vs. VCU (3/30) ... recorded his second three-hit performance of the season vs. North Carolina (4/4) to go along with a run and a RBI ... 2-for-3 at the plate vs. West Virginia (4/7) ... went 3-for-5 vs. UMBC (4/14) ... went 2-for-4 at the plate vs. NC State (4/17) ... had a career-high four hits in four at-bats vs. NC State (4/18), including two doubles and two runs... went 2-for-4, scoring one run and driving in three against Wake Forest (5/22).

As a Freshman (2009): Redshirt season

At James River: Played two years for back-to-back Virginia AAA state champions, hitting over .400 both seasons for the Rapids ... team went 47-7 in two years ... honor roll student.

Personal: John Michael Cleary ... son of Michael and Christine Cleary ... has two brothers, Thomas and Brendan ... enjoys playing golf and ping pong ... chose Maryland for the baseball program ... also recruited by Virginia, UNC Asheville and Longwood ... enrolled in College of Letters and Sciences.

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