|Hometown:||Ft. Myers, Fla.|
|High School:||Riverdale HS|
AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Redshirted. Did not compete.
A 2012 graduate of Riverdale High School…The two-time team captain played for Coach Robert Pringle…Was named MVP and Offensive Player of the Year in his senior year after hitting .464 with 55 hits…In 2011, his junior year, Mata batted .406 with 45 hits…Was named team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year…Also played for the Prospect Wire Cannons for Coach Jeff Bender.
Born on August 13, 1994 in Orlando, Fla…Majoring in sport business…Hobbies include basketball, baseball, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends…Career goal is to be successful…The best asset he brings to the team is his energy and never-give-up attitude…His favorite athlete is Jose Reyes…Lists his favorite team as the Atlanta Braves…Chose Saint Leo because he liked the coaching staff and because he fell in love with the campus…Son of Maria Garcia…Has one brother, Jose Mata, and one sister, Emily Garcia.