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3 Matt Bernstine
Matt  Bernstine

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ocoee, Fla.

Last College:
Florida C.C.

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R



2005: Played in nine games for the Cavaliers ... Made his first appearance for the Cavaliers, recording a putout behind the plate in Virginia's 13-3 defeat of Bucknell (2/19) ... Caught the first game of a doubleheader for Virginia in its 15-1 win over Maryland Eastern Shore (4/13) ... Made his first start for the Cavaliers and recorded his first RBI in Virginia's 9-2 win over Clemson (4/17).

At Florida Community College: Played two years as a catcher for coach Chris Blaquiere at Florida Community College ... Started 10 of the 11 games he appeared in and batted .161 with five hits (one double), six runs and five RBI ... Was 1-for-2 in stolen bases and posted 63 putouts and eight assists ... Named to the All-Academic Team in 2002-04 ... Served as a co-captain at FCC ... Named an All-Star catcher in 2003.

Prep: Earned four letters as a catcher in baseball for coach Teddy Craig at West Orange High School ... Named an Honorable Mention All-State selection and earned the All-State Insurance Good Hands Award in 2002 ... Selected an Orange/Seminole County All-Star in 2002 ... Received the Gold Glove Award from 1999-2002.

Personal: Son of Martin and Dever Bernstine ... Born May 12, 1984 in Ocoee, Fla. ... Enjoys playing the guitar, reading and going to the beach ... Chose Virginia for its great combination of athletics, the school and the outstanding aesthetics of the grounds ... Also recruited by Vanderbilt, Maryland and Yale ... Has two siblings, Cory and Andrew.

Bernstine's Career Hitting Statistics

Year Avg. G-GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB SB-A BB K
2005 .000 9-1 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 2 3

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