12 - Matt Nuzzo
Matt Nuzzo
Height: 6-0
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Everett, MA
High School: Everett
Position: SS
Bats/Throws: R/R

2008: Started all 44 games for the Bears, one of only three players to do so ... Notched a strong .298 batting average with 54 hits on the season ... Was the biggest run producer on the team, finishing first with 40 RBI's and second with 39 runs scored ... Led the team in doubles and home runs with 12 and six respectively, while also adding one triple ... Third on the squad in slugging percentage at .475 ... Also led the team in total bases, picking up 86 for the year ... Drew 10 walks and seven HBP's, leading to an impressive .353 on base percentage... Defensively, Nuzzo led the team with 103 assists, and also added 52 put outs ... Stole three bases in six attempts

2007: Was named First Team All-Ivy and Second Team All-New England ... Started all 48 games ... Had a team-high 19-game hitting streak, and finished the season with an active 13-game Ivy League hitting streak ... Switch from third base to shortstop seven games into the season helped stabilize the Bears' infield defense, as the team averaged 4.3 errors-per-game before and 1.2 errors-per-game after the change ... In Ivy play, finished fourth in the League with a .429 batting average, also tying for second with 33 hits and finishing fourth with 47 total bases ... Had a career day against Princeton (3/31), going 8-for-9 with four runs scored, an RBI, a home run and two stolen bases in two games. Tied Brown's season-high with nine total bases in the second game ... Went 4-for-8 with two RBIs in a doubleheader against Lafayette (5/24) ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Brown's NCAA Regional game against #5 Texas (6/1).

2006: Earned the starting job at third base, playing in 32 games and starting 26 ... Hit .224 with one home run, 11 RBIs and 15 runs scored ... Got first collegiate hit as a pinch-hitter against Vanderbilt (4/12), later scoring ... In a four-game span against Columbia (4/2) and Princeton (4/9), went 8-for-15 with four runs batted in and seven runs scored ... Two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth against Sacred Heart (4/11) broke a 7-7 tie in a 9-7 win ... Played summer ball in the Cape Cod League, hitting .230 in 15 games, hitting three home runs, driving in nine batters and scoring nine runs.

Before Brown: A graduate of Everett High School ... Four-time GBL/Eastern Mass. All-Star ... Member of Massachusetts State All-Star Team in 2003 and 2005 ... 2004 Mass. Sports Foundation Male Athlete of the Year ... Co-captain on 2005 GBL Championship team ... Selected to play at Fenway Park against Connecticut All-Stars in 2003 and 2005 ... In 2005, shared Co-MVP honors for the GBL ... Hit .495 in wooden bat league ... Also played football as a quarterback and strong safety ... Team won four GBL Championships and three Division I State Championships ... Four-time Eastern Mass/GBL All-Star ... Three-time All-Scholastic ... 2004 Division I Player of the Year ... 2004 Mass. State Football Team ... 2004 Team MVP ... Both Boston Globe and Boston Herald Division I Player of the Year ... All-time winningest QB in Mass. high school football history ... National Honor Society member ... Perfect attendance throughout high school ... All-American Scholarship Award winner ... USAA National Leadership Award winner.

Personal: Matthew Nuzzo is the son of Frank Jr. and Diane Nuzzo of Everett, Mass. ... Has two brothers, Frank III '09, a Brown football player, and Brian ... Concentrating in History....Former member of the Brown football team.

Year    AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   TB  SLG%  BB HBP  SO GDP   OB%  SF  SH  SB-ATT   PO   A   E  FLD%
2006 .224 32-26 85 15 19 1 0 1 11 23 .271 6 3 22 1 .298 0 1 2-5 22 35 6 .905
2007 .371 48-48 186 33 69 14 2 2 28 93 .500 9 3 35 3 .403 3 0 7-8 79 98 12 .937
2008.298 44-44 181 39 54 12 1 6 40 86 .475 10 7 39 2 .353 3 1 3-6 52 103 14 .917
Totals .314 124-118 452 102 142 27 3 9 79 202 .437 25 13 96 6 .366 6 2 12-19 153 236 32 .924