|| Matt Cano
General: Was a member of the team in 2006 and 2007 but did not receive any game action Spent the 2005 season with the club as a student manager Followed in the footsteps of Cameron Matthews, a two-year student manager (2002-03) who wound up playing for the Cardinal in 2004 and 2005 A good athlete and a versatile defensive player that has the ability to play three infield spots (second base, shortstop, third base) or in the outfield Excellent work ethic.
Cardinal Career: Final Career Stats
Scored one run and played in one game during a two-year career from 2006-07.
As A Junior In 2007: Scored one run and played in one game.
2007 Individual Game Notes: Game-By-Game Stats
4/24 vs. San Jose State - Scored a run as a pinch-runner in his first and only collegiate action
As A Sophomore In 2006: A member of the team but did not see any game action.
As A Freshman In 2005: Spent the season as a student manager.
High School: A 2004 graduate of El Segundo High School Helped his club to back-to-back Ocean League titles and CIF Southern Section playoff appearances (2003, '04) Won his team's Robert Kingston Award for Most Hustle three times (2002, '03, '04) and the 2004 Richard Peterson Scholastic Achievement Award Was also named a CIF Scholar-Athlete in 2004 Played fullback in soccer Was his team's captain in 2003 and 2004, as well as its Most Valuable Defensive Player in 2004 Earned numerous national honors during high school, including being named a Coca-Cola Scholar, a National Hispanic Merit Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar Recipient Was also a Golden State Exam Scholar, a California Golden Boy's State Delegate and the recipient of the Governor's Scholarship in 2001 and 2002 Selected his school's 2003 Graduation Procession Leader and was voted Most Likely to Succeed by his senior class Coached in baseball by John Stevenson and Bill Erikson.
Other Amateur Baseball: Hit .300 for the Orange County Tremors in the summer of 2006 Posted a .320 batting average for the Hawaii Alli's of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League during the summer of 2005 Spent the summers of 2003 and 2004 playing for the El Segundo American Legion club Played with the El Segundo Babe Ruth All-Star team in 2001 and 2002, helping the 2002 squad finish 16-0 and win the 2002 Babe Ruth World Series in Connorsville, Indiana Named an All-Tournament Player at the 2002 Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Tournament Was recognized by Who's Who in Babe Ruth.
MLB First-Year Player Draft: Has never been drafted.
Getting To Know Matt Cano
Parents: Norma Cano and the late Ron Cano
Major: Management Science and Engineering
The reason I love baseball is: It is continually a mental and physical challenge, and the feeling of overcoming those challenges is indescribable
The biggest thrill of my life to date is: Catching a 700-pound blue marlin off the coast of Oahu
The teammate I admire most is: Former Stanford player Chris Minaker
The reasons I chose Stanford are: Its reputation, the level of excellence it demands from its students and athletes, and its history of success
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: All people are more alike than they are made out to be
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
The person I admire most is: My mom
Favorite Food: My mom's chilaquiles
If I had to cook all of my meals, I would probably survive on: Pasta, chicken and steak
One moment in history I wish I could have seen was: The injured Kirk Gibson hitting the game-winning home run in the 1988 World Series
I would like to be remembered at Stanford for: Giving it my all
Baseball Family: His brother, Ronnie, was a collegiate infielder at Georgetown (2000-04), earning All-Big East honors in 2004
Day Jobs: Currently working as a business analyst intern with Google ... Spent the summer of 2006 as an intern with the public finance firm Urban Futures (Orange, California) after interning with the Regional Director of Finance for Starwood Resorts in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the summer of 2005 while playing in the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League
The person that has had the greatest influence on my life is: My dad
I am most thankful in my life: The 16 great years with my dad
Earliest Baseball Memory: Playing catch with his dad and brothers in their backyard
Last Updated: September 26, 2007