DURHAM, N.C. – A versatile switch hitter, senior infielder Matt Berezo led the team with a career-best .318 batting average in 2014. One of three Blue Devils to hit over .300 on the season, Berezo finished his collegiate career with a .292 batting average to go along with 12 doubles, four triples and 46 RBI. He belted his first career home run this season and also posted career highs in on base percentage (.373) and walks (12).
GoDuke.com caught up with the Wexford, Pa., native.
GoDuke.com: What are your three favorite things about being a Duke student-athlete?
Berezo: First of all, my teammates. Second of all, competing in the ACC. And third of all, the schedule … being on a structured schedule. Being able to go through college practicing and playing, a lot of students don’t get to do that.
GoDuke.com: What are your three favorite things about your sport?
MB: I love the pitcher versus hitter battle. I love how relaxed the sport is despite the fact that I’m not. And I love that it’s played in the summer.
GoDuke.com: Who are three players you model your game after?
MB: Pete Rose, Michael Young and Bryce Harper … a lot of attitude.
GoDuke.com: What are three places you would like to travel?
MB: Northern Mediterranean, Spain (specifically Madrid) and Australia.