For an athlete of modest size, Jon Antonelli cast a giant shadow.
Voted the best all-around athlete in the AB class of '87, Jon excelled
on the diamond and the soccer pitch.
The "Joe Morgan" of Eastern MA baseball, Jon was a dynamic second baseman and a lethal lefty hit machine. Playing for Dick Ballou in '84, and Steve Donovan from 1985-87, Jon was a four year starter as well as a captain his junior and senior years. Jon was a DCL All Star from '85-'87, and the DCL MVP his senior season. Jon was also named Lowell Sun All Star in '86 and '87, including being named the player of the year in 1987 in both the Lowell Sun and Middlesex News. The Boston Globe and the Boston Herald named Jon to their all Scholastic teams his senior year. Jon finished with a career batting average of .416 his last two years hitting .519 and .526. .
Jon was a soccer captain for AB Hall of Famer Jan Kapstad's soccer squad in '86. Jon was named a DCL All Star in '85 and '86, and a Lowell Sun All Star his senior year. He is proud of being a member
of the Division 1 Eastern Massachusetts Champion team in '84, and
a North Sectional Finalists team in '86. .
Jon brought his diamond talents to Brandeis University, playing for the great coach, Pete Varney. Jon started all four years for the Judges, who won the division 3 ECAC Championship in 1988. He was a GBL All-Star in '90 and '91, and first team VAA in 1990. Jon still remains on Brandeis' top ten individual leader boards in nine categories, highlighted by 179 hits in 143 games. .
Jon's most memorable moment at AB was the '86 baseball team's run to the State Final, highlighted by a win in the Eastern MA title game against previously undefeated Brockton High School, led by Red Sox number one draft pick, Gregg McMurtry. .
Jon presides over John Antonelli Stone Masonry, and lives in Westborough, with his wife Bree and their daughters Ella and Miranda.