Attended Cañada College in Redwood City during 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years ... All-Coast Conference Pacific Division First Team for Colts in 2018, when he hit .316 with .440 on-base percentage, .459 slugging percentage, 10 doubles, three home runs, 20 RBI and league-leading 15 stolen bases.
Played for San Francisco Seals in Great West League (GWL) during 2018 summer with Triton teammate Ryan McNally ... Previously played American Legion with San Mateo Shockers.
A 2016 graduate of Aragon High School in San Mateo ... All-Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) Ocean Division First Team and All-Mercury News honorable mention as a senior ... Also competed for Dons in basketball as a freshman and sophomore.
Born May 7 in Burlingame ... Parents are Kevin and Gayle Athanacio ... Father attended San José State and is a former scout for Chicago White Sox, and mother went to UCLA ... Has a younger brother named Michael ... Economics major at Sixth College ... Career goal is to play professional baseball ... Most memorable baseball moment is advancing to section playoffs (first Aragon team to do so in over 20 years) as a junior and playing at minor-league San Jose Giants' Municipal Stadium ... Lists weightlifting as a hobby ... Roots for the Oakland Athletics and world champion Golden State Warriors ... Favorite athlete is Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton.