Junior College: Hit .316 with four home runs as a sophomore ... Batted .332 with four home runs as a freshman ... Played for the Gulf Coast Gators summer league team.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for Larry Robards at Hardin-Jefferson HS ... As a senior, hit .560 with nine home runs to earn all-state honors ... As a junior, batted .432 with seven runs and earned all-district honors ... Led the state in runs batted in ... As a sophomore, hit .416 with six home runs and earned all-district honors ... As a freshman, hit .442 with seven home runs and was named district newcomer of the year.
Personal: Matt C. Vaglica (Vuh-lee-cuh) was born 1/20/84 in Beaumont, Texas ... Parents are Jo and Jackie Vaglica ... Major is Kinesiology ... Hobby is fishing.