Matt graduated from Venice, HS in Sarasota Florida in 2010. He was a two sport athlete, basketball and baseball for Venice being named all district in both and all region in baseball.
Matt made his way to Missouri after high school as he attended Lindenwood College in St. Louis 2011-2012. Matt finished his college baseball career playing for Southeast Missouri State his junior and senior seasons from 2012-2014. SEMO won their first OVC title since 2002 his senior season, 2014, when he had his best year. He was named OVC Player of the Year. His stats read: .386 batting average, 15 homeruns, 71 runs batted in (still a school record). He was in the top 10 for the Nation in 5 offensive categories and was 1st team all OVC and was a National Collegiate Baseball All American.
It was no surprise he drew interest in the 2014 draft. The Braves selected him in the 10th round (pick #313). He played for the Danville Braves and the Rome Braves from 2014-2016. He was voted fan favorite in 2014 and was named the best defensive 1B in the Braves organization in 2015.
His career unfortunately was cut short with injuries and his misfortune was our good fortune. Matt moved back to Cape and is finishing up his Masters at Southeast.