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Matt Diorio

Matt  Diorio

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Staten Island, N.Y.

High School:
Moore Catholic

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
C/OF

04/28/2016

Salute to the 2016 Swords Awards

Knights celebrate 2015-16 with annual awards banquet

07/30/2015

Academic Accolades

More than 200 UCF student-athletes named to AAC All-Academic Team

08/06/2014

Eleven Knights Honored to The American All-Academic Team

A total of 166 student-athletes from UCF were acknowledged.

04/27/2014

Offense Surges Late in No. 22 Baseball's Sunday Sweep of Rutgers

The Knights scored eight runs in the final four innings.

04/25/2014

Skoglund Goes the Distance Again as No. 22 Baseball Tops Rutgers

The junior became the first Knight with three complete games in a season since 2005.

Junior (2016)
-Started in 36 games (15 DH/13 OF/8 C)
-Tallied 10 multi-hit and six multi-RBI games
-Missed 23 games (2/23 to 4/1) with a hand injury
-Compiled a .279 avg. with seven doubles, three homers and 22 RBI
-Generated a .397 slugging and .373 on-base pct.
-Drew the third-most walks on the squad with 20
-Drove in a team-high 15 runs on six doubles and two homer in conference play
-Tallied two hits and one RBI on Opening Knight vs. Siena (2/19)
-Added a pair of base knocks and drove in two runs vs. Siena (2/20)
-Delivered a bases-loaded single and added a hit vs. Siena (2/21)
-Registered two hits and two RBI in a victory at Memphis (4/3)
-Drove in a pair of runs with a double against USF (4/16)
-Notched two hits at North Florida (4/19)
-Tallied a 4-for-6 performance at USF (5/1) with a double and two home runs, while accumulating five RBI
-Recorded a sac fly and cleared the bases with a triple against Cincinnati (5/7)
-Drew two walks and added a pair of base knocks vs. Jacksonville (5/11)
-Went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two walks vs. East Carolina (5/21)
-Posted two hits against Tulane (5/24) and Cincinnati (5/25) in The American Championship

Sophomore (2015)
--Appeared in 50 games, making 47 starts at DH
-Finished fifth on the team with .308 avg. along with a .524 slugging pct. and .429 on-base pct.
-Totaled 29 RBI, seven doubles and five homers, while drawing 28 walks
-Added 11 multi-hit and five multi-RBI games
-2015 The American Preseason All-Conference Team (DH)
-Notched a run-scoring single in the Opening Knight win over Siena (2/13)
-Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a walk in game two vs. Siena (2/14)
-Added a pair of hits and two RBI in the finale against Siena (2/15)
-Registered a perfect 3-for-3 performance against No. 15 Arkansas (2/20) with an RBI and two walks
-Drove in two runs on three hits, including first-career triple, at Bethune-Cookman (2/25)
-Pounded out three hits and one RBI against Columbia (3/6)
-Totaled four RBI, three runs and two hits, including a homer, against Fairfield (3/15)
-Recorded two hits and two RBI along with a home run vs. Presbyterian (3/22)
-Set a personal best with seven RBI, including two homers at Jacksonville (3/24)
-Added two singles in the Friday night victory over No. 15 Houston (3/27)
-Delivered two hits, which included a solo homer, against Memphis (5/9)
-Generated a pair of singles in series finale vs. Memphis (5/10)
-Named one of the Top 10 Alaskan Summer League prospects by Baseball American, playing for the Matsu Miners
-Tallied a .328 avg. with eight doubles, two triples and 19 RBI in helping the Miners to the division title

Sophomore (2015)
-2015 The American Preseason All-Conference Team (DH)
-Recorded a base knock in his first seven games to start the season
-Notched a run-scoring single in the Opening Knight win over Siena (2/13)
-Went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and walk in game two vs. Siena (2/14)
-Added a pair of hits and two RBI in the finale against Siena (2/15)
-Registered a perfect 3-for-3 performance against No. 15 Arkansas (2/20) with an RBI and two walks

Freshman (2014)
-Appeared in 34 games with 27 starts (27 DH)
-Finished fourth on the team with a .288 average, while adding a .348 on-base pct., and a .375 slugging pct.
-Drove in 17 runs, while recording four doubles, one triple and one home run
-Drew a walk and scored a run in first-career start vs. Ohio St. (2/21)
-Went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk, and a run scored vs. Florida State (3/11)
-Drove in a run and scored one in a 3-for-4 day at Memphis (4/12)
-Went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and two runs vs. Florida A&M (4/15)
-Season-best six-game hit streak concluded with three-straight multi-hit games at Florida State (5/13) and doubleheader at UConn (5/15)
-Recorded hits in all three games at the AAC Tournament, including two hits vs. Houston (5/23)
-Played with the Watertown Rams during the summer and was named to the Perfect Game Collegiate All-American Third Team after posting a .352 avg. with 24 RBI
-Hit for the cycle (6/22) vs. Glenn Falls - HR (1st), 3B (3rd), 2B (4th), 1B (6th)
-Also picked up team MVP and Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League First Team honors

Prior to UCF
-Was a four-year letterwinner while playing catcher, outfield and first base under the guidance of Nick Doscher
-Was named rookie of the year as a freshman, an advance all-star as a sophomore, offensive player of the year as a junior and all-city following his senior campaign
-Led the Island CHSAA in batting as a sophomore and was sixth as a senior at .340
-Rawlings 2013 Northeast All-Region First Team

Personal
-Born in Staten Island, N.Y.
-Son of Larry and Linda Diorio
-Has two brothers, Adam and Chris
-Majoring in Sport and Exercise Science

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