8 Matthew Colantonio
|Hometown:||Garden City, NY|
Before Brown: Graduate of Chaminade High School in Mineola, N.Y. ... Lettered in baseball for four years, playing catcher, first base, and third base ... Was captain and MVP of Chaminade his senior year, and was named All-County, All-League, a Long Island All-Star and Academic All-League ... Led Chaminade to a CHSAA League Championship, with team highs in obp (.685) and RBI's (26) ... Led all league catchers in fielding percentage (.994) and percentage of base stealers thrown out (96.7%) ... Was team captain for 2006 Junior Olympics team ... Puma Pre-season All-American in 2006 and 2007 ... Team One East Top 10 Prospect in 2006 ... Perfect Game Northeast All-Star and Top Prospect in 2006 ... Led Long Island Titans club team to Metro League and FABL Championships ... Also lettered in football for three years, playing middle linebacker and placekicking, and in basketball for one year as a guard ... National Honor Society member ... Recipient of numerous scholarship awards ... RVC Citizenship Award winner ... Jump Start Foundation, Inc., president and three-year ambassador ... Nassau County Executive Youth Council ... Long Island Good Deeds Award winner. Personal: Matthew Anthony Colantonio is the son of Anthony and Elizabeth Colantonio of Garden City, New York ... Has two siblings, Christina and Daniel ... Is a certified life guard ... Enjoys snowboarding, music, the beach, and dodgeball.