AS A FRESHMAN IN 2014: Did not see action.
BEFORE UMASS: Played catcher and earned four letters under Coach Murphy at Cumberland High School ... Named captain before his senior season ... Played Legion Baseball on Post 85 and won the Rhode Island State Championship ... Won the State Championship while playing junior varsity soccer freshman year ... Earned the History Award in 2012 for having the highest history average in his class.
PERSONAL: Born Matthew John Bare on Aug. 9, 1995 in North Attleboro, Mass. ... Son of Jack and Helen ... Brother of CJ ... Enjoys playing video games, hiking, biking, and airsoft ... Jason Varitek is his most admired athlete because he is a strong leader ... Plans to major in Chemical Engineering.
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