14 - Matt Kalish Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Bat/Throw: L/L
Position: Outfield photo         Is one of the candidates for the starting job in right field ... Has the skills to be a good outfielder, but must become more consistent ... Will also be looked to for more consistency at the plate ... Made good strides with his swing during the fall ... Possesses the potential to be a solid left-handed hitter for the Hokies ... Picked up some useful experience as a freshman ... His performance during the preseason will determine his role ...

2001-02: Played in 20 games ... Started seven games in left field and two in right field ... Finished with a .205 batting average ... Scored nine runs and had two doubles and two runs batted in ... Went 1-for-3 with a double, two runs batted in and a run scored during a loss to Western Michigan ... Contributed a double and scored a key run in a road win at Charlotte ... Drew two walks and scored two runs in a BIG EAST win against Pittsburgh ... Was 2-for-4 in the second game of a double-header against Notre Dame ...

High School: Lettered two seasons as an outfielder for Coach Manny Fernandez at Killian High ... Hit .360 as the team's lead-off hitter his senior year ... Scored 32 runs and drove in 22 ... Hit two home runs and was 12-for-12 in stolen bases ... His team was rated as high as No. 4 in the nation by USA Today ... Team finished 24-5 with four one-run losses in 2001 ... Played on back-to-back district championship squads ... Named Comeback Player of the Year after missing most of his junior season due to medical problems ...

Personal: Matthew Scott Kalish ... Born 9/21/82 in Dallas, TX ... Son of Kenneth and Alicia Kalish ... Studying mechanical engineering.