Rice fell to SELU 12-6 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Baseball Baton Rouge Regional
High School - A 2016 graduate of Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas... Two-year starting pitcher for head coach Larry Hughes... Helped lead the Dragons to the second round of the 2016 6A state tournament... Career prep totals included an 18-2 record, 1.37 ERA and 189 strikeouts in 117.2 innings... First Team All-Area and the District 7-6A Pitcher of the Year by the Dallas Morning News as a senior... Earned Honorable Mention All-State from the Texas Sports Writers Association as a junior after helping the team reach the Region I semifinals of the 2015 6A state tournament... National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction... Maintained a 103.9 grade point average on a 100-point scale... Ranked tenth in graduating class of 635... Played summer ball for Texas Stix... Named a 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American... First team All Texas Region by Perfect Game, ranked as the No. 16 right-handed pitcher in the state.
Personal - Full name: Matthew James Canterino...Parents: John and Marlene Canterino of Southlake, Texas (one brother)... Serves as a baseball camp counselor... College: Sid Richardson