|Hometown:||Granada Hills, Calif.|
|High School:||Kennedy HS|
Matt Sanchez redshirted the 2010 season.
KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated in 2009 with a 3.3 GPA ... competed for four seasons on the baseball team as a shortstop/second baseman ... was elected team captain ... earned All-League honors in 2008 and 2009, All-City recognition in '09, and was named Most Valuable player in '09 ... his team were CIF City Champions in 2006 ... batted over .400 in his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.
Born July 10, 1991 to Raquel and Arnulfo Sanchez ... has one sister and brother, Brittney and Michael ... considered going to CSU-Dominguez Hills before deciding to attend CSUN ... favorite professional team is the Los Angeles Dodgers ... roots for Derek Jeter ... favorite actor and actress is Will Ferrell and Jessica Alba ... favorite television show is "Fantasy Factory" and enjoys watching the movie "Boyz in the Hood" ... likes to eat eggs but dislikes seafood ... favorite solo artist is Kid Cudi ... chose CSUN for its good reputation ... his greatest sports moment is winning the CIF Championship in the 9th grade ... his most embarassing moment is vomiting during one at-bat ... the best athlete he has competed against is Mike Moustakas ... the toughest thing about being an athlete is balancing school with practice ... his favorite pregame ritual is to visualize ... whenever he has time to relax he likes to sleep ... superstitions include not stepping on the line ... favorite website is Facebook.com ... has met Garret Anderson ... would like to have met Tupac ... the best advice he has ever been given is "don't let your glove get heavy on you" ... his advice to others is "never let anyone say you can't do something" ... few people know how good a writer he is ... the title of his autobiography would be "You Think You Know But You Have No Idea" ... cannot imagine going a week without his family ... years from now he will still laugh about the time he slid into second base on a home run ... the one thing that always makes him smile is his friends ... his greatest hero is his brother because he does well in any situation ... majoring in Business Management.