Matt Lonardo
Matt Lonardo
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: R-FR
Hometown: Cranston, R.I.
High School: Cranston West
Position: INF
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Before URI

  • Played baseball, football and basketball for Cranston West High School.
  • Was a member of the Rhode Island Honors Society.
  • Volunteered with the Special Olympics and Cranston West Little League. 
  • Earned four varsity letters for each of the three teams he played on.
  • Served as a captain for all three teams. 
  • During his high school baseball career, he played in 85 games, held a .356 batting average, a .485 OBP and had 84 hits.
  • Won the Rhode Island Golden Dozen Award.
  • Was a two-time selection for All-State in baseball and a one-time selection in football.
  • Was a three-time selection for All-Division in baseball and was a two-time selection in football.
  • Started in three All-Star games for baseball.
  • Nominated to the second team All USA - Rhode Island Baseball. 

Personal

  • Born January 22, 1998.
  • Son of Tammy and Mike Lonardo. 
  • Has one brother, Michael, who also attends URI. 
  • Enjoys sports, music and being with friends.
  • Favorite athlete is Derek Jeter.
  • Favorite teams are the New York Yankees, the Boston Celtics, the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins. 
  • Majoring in criminal justice.