Mike D'Auria is a local talent that comes to MIT from nearby Newton South High School where he pursued very successful careers in basketball, soccer, and music. In soccer, Mike was a two-time league all-star and captain. On the basketball court, under coach Joe Killilea, Mike was a four-year starter, who helped the team achieve an impressive record of 60-7 during his years as the starting point gaurd. He is the sixth highest point scorer in Newton South history. Three times Mike was selected as a First Team All-League player. During his senior season, as a captain, he led the team into the final four of the State's Division 1 Championship. Mike's academic and athletic achievements, coupled with his leadership earned him the Reggie Stewart award as a junior. In his senior year, he was named team MVP. During his career, Mike played on the regional all-star team and the MBCA Top 40 State Team. He was also selected to the statewide All Academic First Basketball Team and was the recipient of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association's Sportsmanship Award. Mike played AAU during the off seasons for the very successful Mass Hysteria team.

Mike's father, John, is a middle school principal in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and his mother, Ann, is a director of education for an adult Learner's program in her hometown of South Boston. His sister Liz is in her senior year at Georgetown University where she is the captain of their Division I swim team. All three family members plan to attend MIT basketball games regularly.

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