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Coach Holowaty: “Matt  is probably the question mark in the formula we have this year.  He hurt himself in the regionals last year but seems to be holding up well.  He is the piece of the puzzle that if we have healthy could make us a heck of a lot better this year.”

High School : Participated in football, volleyball, basketball and baseball…in baseball, earned all-state honors, named to the all-division team, and was named playoff MVP as a senior… also helped lead his team to state championship as a senior…

PERSONAL: born Matthew S. Fontaine September 12, 1988…Major: Sport and Leisure management…Parents: Lynne and Barry…Residence: Cranston, RI…

Career Statistics Thru 2010


Favorite activity other than sports: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2

Best place for pizza: Big Cheese

Favorite Actor: Danny McBride

Most difficult aspect of college: Walking up the stairs in Webb

Something that you may never live to see: Detroit Lions be good again

Most difficult aspect of your sport: Trying to get an at bat as a pitcher

Best athlete (any level) of all time: Joey Chesnut

Sport requiring the most strength: Quid ditch

Greatest song ever: Build Me up Buttercup

Favorite pro team: Flint Tropics

Hardest thing you’ve ever done in your life: Hot Dog Challenge

One thing you would like to do before you die: Win a national championship

Greatest coach (any level) of all time: Jimmy V

Favorite smell: Baseball Locker Room

Biggest crisis facing America: Economy

Biggest crisis facing the world: Terrorism

A reality TV show you would like to see created: True Life: Andrew Dewing

Closest brush with greatness: Taking a picture with Megan Hodge at Penn State

Your greatest thrill in sports: Going to World Series freshmen year

Most important invention or discovery in your lifetime: The cup

What would you like to get paid to do for a living? Play baseball

Most difficult interview question: Are you good?

Most influential person in the world: Kenny Powers

Job you consider the hardest or worst to do for a living: Coaching youth sports

Automobile you would buy tomorrow if you had the money: Daiwu

Favorite amusement park ride: Tea Cups

Favorite amusement park game: Throwing the rings at the bottles

Favorite amusement park food: Churros

Hardest class at Eastern you have taken: Beginners swimming

A class you’ve taken that you’ll never need to use: Some art class

Favorite city ever visited: Boulder, Colorado

Favorite Olympic sport to watch: Curling

Greatest fear: Tommy John

World’s most recognizable person: Steve Piro

Most dangerous animal: Bald Eagle

Funniest comedian: Danny McBride

Scariest insect: Ladybug

Superstitions: Same order of warm-up pitches

Red Sox or Yankees: Red Sox

Biggest waste of money: 20 bucks a month for “maintenance” to my house

Largest crowd you’ve ever been part of: Penn State football game

Longest you’ve ever gone without sleep: 36 hours

Something no one would miss if it was blown up: Yankee Stadium

Best vacation of all time: Cruise

Worst vacation of all time: Road trips

Chances of the U.S. winning the next World Cup: No idea

Amount of weekly allowance you would give to your children: 5 bucks


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