Jason has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.50 as an economics concentrator with a possible secondary concentration in computer science. Some of his coursework outside of economics has included computer systems programming and physics. Jason acquired an internship with UBS Investment Bank in the summer of 2012 working as a summer analyst in its Investment Banking Department as part of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group. He has already accepted a full-time job with UBS to work as an analyst in their Investment Banking Department after graduation. In 2010, Jason co-founded a for-profit vending business that sells snowballs at summer lacrosse tournaments across the east coast. Jason is still an owner of this business and has been a vendor at some of the largest tournaments on the east coast with multiple vending locations.
Jason has been elected as the sole captain of the Harvard men’s lacrosse team for the 2013 season, becoming the first sole individual to serve as captain since 2000. He was also elected twice by his teammates to represent his class on the Crimson’s Leadership Council. Jason has played through several injuries throughout his career, including a shoulder injury during his sophomore season which required surgery at the conclusion of the year and forced him to miss fall ball as a junior.
Jason has volunteered much of his time giving back to the communities which he is a part of. He has worked with Metro Lacrosse for the last three years, tutoring and mentoring middle school student-athletes while also coaching at Metro Lacrosse’s weekly clinics. He also recently volunteered with Happy Helpers for the Homeless, preparing meals and feeding the homeless in Glen Burnie, Md., and Baltimore Md. As a freshman he volunteered with Boston Scholar Athletes, tutoring and mentoring student-athletes at English High School. Additionally, Jason participated in November’s Lacrosse Mustache Madness event and raised $6,979 with his teammates, the second highest total of all the teams that participated. All of the proceeds from this event went to the HEADstrong Foundation which funds cancer research and supports families and survivors of blood cancer. Jason also coached two Maryland club teams in the summers of 2009 and 2010.
Jason started as a defenseman in 51 of Harvard’s 56 games over the past four seasons and saw action in all 56 contests. This season, Gonos helped the Crimson limit its opponents to 10.00 goals per game while killing off 67.9 percent of its penalties. Gonos has collected 27 ground balls, caused 11 turnovers and scored his first career goal in a win over Holy Cross.
For his career, Gonos has registered 94 ground balls and 42 caused turnovers. He recorded career-highs with 33 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers as a junior, and as a sophomore led the team with 13 caused turnovers and finished the season with 27 ground balls. He collected seven ground balls and caused four turnovers as a freshman.
Inside Lacrosse named Gonos as a preseason honorable mention All-American for 2013.