Cory Spera is from Lorton, Virginia and attended Hayfield Secondary School, where he was the National District Pitcher of the Year in 2011. He played for the 18U Bradley Eagles under Coach Andy Bradley the summer leading into his career at Lafayette College. At Lafayette, Cory was a First Team Relief Pitcher and Baseball Scholar Athlete of the Year in the Patriot League. Upon graduating, he won the Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the Class of 1913 Trophy, making him the top male student-athlete in the school as voted on by the booster club and athletic department, respectively. Cory currently works as a Leadership Fellow for The Headfirst Companies in Washington, D.C.