44   Jeff Altieri
Jeff Altieri


Whitinsville, Mass.

High School:
Northbridge H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

First Baseman

Bats / Throws:
Right / Right

  • Returning starter at first baseman for the Minutemen
  • Can be one of the top run producers in the Atlantic 10

    AS A JUNIOR IN 2002:

  • Started 45 games at first base, hitting .306 with two homers and 20 RBI
  • Ranked second on the team in both hits (48) and doubles (11)
  • Had 13 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games on the season
  • Went four for six with three doubles and two RBI in win over UConn
  • Was eight for 11 with two RBI in three-game set against Dayton
  • Went three for seven with three RBI in victory over Vermont
  • Had three hits in victory over Northern Illinois
  • Was two for three with a pair of RBI against Siena
  • Went two for four with two RBI in final game at St. Bonaventure


  • Named second team All-Atlantic 10 and second team All-New England
  • Earned honorable mention All-ECAC honors
  • Started every game of season at first base, while batting clean-up
  • Led the team in runs batted in (42), and tied for lead in doubles (13)
  • Ranks eighth on UMass single season list for hit-by-pitch with seven
  • Was two for four with a double, triple and two RBI in last Xavier game
  • Went four for five in the final game of the St. Joseph's series
  • Was four for five with two homers and four RBI against Hartford
  • Went three for five with a home run and three RBI at Harvard
  • Had a 12-game hitting streak from April 9-24, during which he went 17 for 43 (.395) with three homers and 15 runs batted in
  • Went five for 12 with a homer and six RBI in St. Bonaventure series
  • Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Week and WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following St. Bonaventure series
  • Was three for five with six runs batted in against Fairfield
  • Went six for 10 with three doubles, a home run, four runs batted in and eight runs scored in three-game series at La Salle

    AS A FRESHMAN IN 2000:

  • Was a solid contributer, appearing in 27 games at first base and DH
  • Had a pinch-hit single with two outs in eighth inning, bringing in the winning run in 6-5 Atlantic 10 Tournament win over St. Bonaventure
  • Went three for four with two home runs, including a grand slam over the Green Monster at Fenway Park, in Beanpot championship game
  • Collected his first career hit at South Florida on March 12
  • In UMass' two games vs. Northeastern, Altieri was a combined six for eight with three home runs, six RBI and three runs scored


  • Batted .450 and had a perfect 9-0 record on the mound, leading Northbridge to a 23-1 record and the state championship as a senior
  • Had a career pitching record of 24-2 and batted over .400
  • Also quarterbacked the Rams to a Super Bowl win and an 11-1 record as a senior, while throwing 52 career touchdown passes
  • Named the offensive MVP of the Shriners All-Star Classic in football
  • A team captain in baseball, football and basketball
  • A three-time Worcester Telegram & Gazette and Milford Daily News All-Star selection in both baseball and football


  • Born January 14, 1981, in Worcester, Mass.
  • Son of John and Faye Altieri
  • Majoring in Legal Studies

    Altieri's Career Stats

    2000 .308 27-17 65 14 20 1 1 3 11 12 12 1-1
    2001 .339 46-46 168 41 57 13 1 8 42 17 36 1-3
    2002 .306 45-45 157 26 48 11 1 2 20 14 29 1-4
    Total .321 118-108 390 81 125 25 3 13 73 43 77 3-8
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