SANTA CLARA, Calif. – With prospects starting to sign national letters of intent, Santa Clara baseball is preparing to welcome a new class to the Mission campus. The Broncos will announce one player a week to highlight the future of Bronco baseball.
Stevie Berman, a local product out of Saratoga, Calif., attended Saratoga High School where he was coached by Adam Varteressian. In his junior year in 2012 his team was a CCS quarterfinalist and Berman was All-CCS Honorable Mention. He was also 2012 All-League First-Team and won the Toughest Out Award. In 2011 he won the Most Valuable Underclassman and was All-League Second-Team.
"I chose Santa Clara for a lot of reasons," said Berman. "First of all, the coaches and players are some of the best around and made me feel part of the baseball family since day one. I love the old school style of play, how hard the team competes and how much fun they have together. From a non-baseball side, Santa Clara is known for developing great students and great human beings. Anywhere you go on campus, there's a real sense of community and family that I can't wait to be a part of."
In addition to playing for his high school team, Berman was a member of Kali Baseball as well as the San Francisco Giants Scout Team. His off the field activities included working at the Saratoga Sub-Acute Hospital, Family Giving Tree, Relay for Life, Operation Comfort and Care, Saratoga Presbyterian Garden and the San Jose Buddhist Temple Obon Festival. He was also a star on his high school's basketball team.
Father Gary played baseball at UCLA and was in the Philadelphia Phillies minor league system for three seasons. His mother Kelly played volleyball at CSU Dominguez Hills. He has one brother, Andy. His interests include music, basketball, video games and hanging out with friends.