40 - Matt Paradise
Matt Paradise
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Freshman
Hometown: San Clemente, Calif.
High School: JSerra Catholic HS
Position: 3B/INF

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AS A FRESHMAN (2010): Started in 10 games at third base – all during the month of April … had just four at-bats off the bench in his first 15 appearances in the early-season, coming on primarily as a defensive replacement … had a hit in each of his first three starts, coming the week of April 3 through 10 … his first start was on Sunday, April 3 against Portland where he went 1-for-2 with two walks … went 1-for-2 with a stolen base and a run at Pacific (4/28) … was 7-for-34 (.206) in 28 games on the year.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Played for Coach Brett Kay and helped JSerra Catholic High School in Orange County win its first baseball Trinity League Championship as a senior in 2009 ... three-time team captain ... hit .325 as a junior and drove in 20 runs in 28 games ... twice named JSerra's Defensive MVP (2007 and 2008) ... earned All-Trinity League honors in 2007, 2008, and 2009 ... set the school record starting 110 consecutive varsity games at third base ... ranked 25th in the state of California by Perfect Game USA in its class of 2009 infielders.

PERSONAL: Born May 21, 1991 in Boston, Massachusetts ... has a younger sister, Nicole ... son of John and Susan Paradise, cousin Mike Paradise played baseball at Clemson and was a first round draft pick of the Baltimore Orioles ... enjoys music, movies, the beach and following all Boston sports ... chose to attend Santa Clara University because of its academic and athletic excellence ... majoring in Communications.