Three-sport Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk athlete Matt Ferriero put pen to paper Wednesday, Nov. 9 signing his National Letter of Intent, making it official, he will attend Division I Fairfield University on an athletic scholarship for baseball.
“Matt is a super kid, good student, good athlete, hard worker, and that’s why he’s at where he is today,” RCS Athletics Director Bob Dorrance said.
Ferriero looked at a few different schools before making his decision to attend Fairfield University. After visiting the campus and meeting the baseball coaches and his potential teammates he received a call from the Fairfield baseball coach offering him a scholarship.
“I was really excited, we were eating dinner and I got a call from the coach, I wasn’t expecting it,” Ferriero said. “In the end, I chose Fairfield because I had a great connection with the coaches and players, they made it feel like home.”
RCS baseball coach Eric Stott was not surprised Ferriero received the scholarship to the Division I school.
“At an early age you could tell Matt was going to be a special player. There’s a lot of things that make him special, when you talk about him as a player… but really that’s not the most important thing about Matt, it’s really about the effort he puts in day in and day out,” Stott said.
Ferriero says baseball will not be his only focus in college, he will continue to work hard on his academics as well, studying accounting.
RCS High School Principal Tom DiAcetis is proud to have Ferriero representing the district as a student-athlete. He is the second RCS athlete to sign on to a Division I school in two years.