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Gino Matias
Gino  Matias

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bronx, N.Y.

High School:
Mount St. Michael

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 180

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R

As a Junior (2008)

Appeared in all 58 games, including 57 starts ... batted .283 and set new career-highs with 25 RBI, 13 doubles and three home runs ... had 12 multi-hit games and at least one hit in 42 games ... went 1-for-4 with a run scored at then-No. 5 Rice in the NCAA Tournament (May 31) ... had two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored at Villanova (May 15) ... combined to go 3-for-10 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a double-header against USF (May 10) ... went 2-for-2 and scored two runs in the second game of a double-header against Iona (May 6) ... had four hits, including two doubles, against FDU (April 30) ... had a solo home run at then-No. 24 Notre Dame (April 25) ... had a solo home run at Pittsburgh (April 18) ... went 3-for-5 and tied a career-high with four RBI against Hofstra (April 16) ... belted first-career home run at Temple (April 8) ... scored three runs at Louisville (April 4) ... had two hits and an RBI against Columbia (March 25) ... combined to go 3-for-7 with four RBI, four runs scored and two doubles in a double-header against Fairfield (March 15) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Albany (March 14) ... had two RBI and a run scored at Cal St. Northridge (March 9) ... went 1-for-3 against then-No. 2 North Carolina (March 1) ... had an RBI against Kent State (Feb. 28).

As a Sophomore (2007)

Saw action in 42 games and made 13 starts ... batted .378 and posted a .407 on-base percentage, while scoring 13 runs and collecting a career-high 15 RBI ... recorded a pair of four-game hitting streaks ... tallied seven multi-hit games ... had consecutive two-hit games against NYIT (May 15) and Cincinnati (May 13) ... drove in two runs against Cincinnati (May 11) ... went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI in a double-header against Iona (May 9) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the second game of a double-header against Fairleigh Dickinson (April 11) ... had a perfect 3-for-3 day with an RBI in the second game of a double-header against Villanova (April 5) ... collected three RBI in a 2-for-3 day at Columbia (March 27) ... was 2-for-3 against Albany (March 15).

As a Freshman (2006)

Posted a .261 batting average, 23 runs scored and a .371 on-base percentage in 42 games (24 starts) ... reached base in 17 of his last 21 games, drawing 13 walks and scoring 17 runs over that span ... was fourth on the team with 90 defensive assists ... hit .328 (9-for-28) with two outs ... went 2-for-3 with a walk, run scored and stolen base against Iona (May 10) ... singled, doubled and scored two runs in a win over New York Tech (May 2) ... went 1-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and a triple at St. Francis (April 4) ... scored the game-winning run on a suicide squeeze at Villanova (March 25) ... was 2-for-4 with a triple, four RBI and two runs vs. Quinnipiac (March 19) ... singled, walked twice and scored a run against Albany (March 14) ... went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI, one run and one walk at East Tennessee State (March 3) ... went 3-for-4 with a double and two singles in his collegiate debut at Texas Tech (Feb. 19).

At Mount St. Michael

A four-year letterwinner at Mount St. Michael in the Bronx ... was a two-time All-City selection, earning honorable mention recognition as a sophomore and second team recognition as a senior ... was an All-CHSAA choice as a junior in 2004 ... hit .300 or better in each of his four seasons with the Mountaineers, including a .385 mark and seven home runs his senior season ... hit .365 with five homers as a junior and hit a total of 16 home runs throughout his high school career.

Personal

Graciano Gino Matias ... born in the Bronx ... son of Graciano Matias and Annette Cobian ... came to St. John's because of its athletics and academics and for its campus and surrounding environment ... was a volunteer in local soup kitchens throughout his time at Mount St. Michael ... lists the person he admires most as his uncle, Danny, and his favorite athlete as Derek Jeter ... majoring in communications.

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