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    Matt Bonovich
    Matt Bonovich

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Sacramento, Calif.

    High School:
    McClatchy

    Last College:
    Sacramento CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 190

    Position:
    Senior

    Birthdate:
    06/15/1980

    Bats/Throws:
    Right/Right

    2003: Bonovich should get the nod as the Trojans' starting catcher with his defense and improved bat.

    MIKE GILLESPIE SAYS: "Matt gives us every belief that we are really good on defense behind the plate. As a senior, he has developed great confidence and his offense has improved dramatically. He could figure to be one of the reasons why we should be good this season."

    2002: Bonovich played in 27 games as a 2002 junior, making 12 starts and batting .279 with a home run and 19 RBI...threw out six of 10 runners (60 %)...went 4-for-6 with a home run and five RBI on Feb. 23 at UCLA.

    2001: Bonovich played in only seven games before being hampered by a stress fracture in his back...granted a redshirt season due to his injury...went hitless in six at-bats.

    JUNIOR COLLEGE: He earned 2000 All-Bay Valley Conference and all-state honors at Sacramento (Calif.) College...played there in 1999 and 2000 season...batted .335 with 2 HR and 35 RBI in his 2000 sophomore season...also played on the NoCal JC all-state all-star team.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He earned 1998 all-league and all-city honors at McClatchy High in Sacramento, Calif...was a member of the honor roll four years and the Presidential Honor Roll.

    PERSONAL: Majoring in psychology...enjoys surfing in his spare time...birthdate is June 15, 1980.

    Bonovich's Career Statistics
    YEAR	 	G-GS	AVG	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	SB-SBA	BB	SO
    2001 (RS-Jr.)	7-1	.000	6	1	0	0	0	0	0	0-0	0	4
    2002 (Jr.)	27-12	.279	61	6	17	3	0	1	19	0-0	6	12
    TOTALS	 	34-13	.254	67	7	17	3	0	1	19	0-0	6	16