2019: Elected to the team’s leadership council for a second consecutive year, serving as the sophomore class representative … makes the shift to second base after being the team’s primary first baseman a season ago … posted 12 multi-hit outings in 2019 … suffered an injury in the series opener against Northwestern (2/23), missing 23 games of action before returning to the lineup April 3 at East Carolina … the Blue Devils posted a 26-13 record with Loperfido in the lineup … notched a career-high tying four hits in game two against Pittsburgh (4/6), closing out the contest 4-for-5 with one home run and two RBI, including the game-winning hit to walk it off for the Blue Devils … scored a career-high tying three runs in the opening game of the ACC Baseball Championship against Notre Dame (5/21), closing out the contest 1-for-3 with a career-high three walks … went 3-for-5 in the opening game of the Nashville Super Regional against Vanderbilt (6/7), adding a double, two RBI and three runs scored.
2018: Tabbed to the Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-America Team ... Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team ... Came to Duke as a leftside infielder/outfielder before transitioning to first base ... Started all 63 games at first base in 2018, making his debut at the position in the season opener February 16 against Vanderbilt ... Led the team with a .315 batting average ... Slugged .475 and posted a .408 on-base percentage ... Totaled 11 doubles, three triples and six home runs ... Homered against Longwood (March 7), Pittsburgh (March 24 and March 25), Richmond (April 3), Wake Forest (April 6) and Virginia Tech (April 28) ... Totaled 43 RBI and 45 runs ... Ranked second on the team with 16 stolen bases ... Drew 28 walks and was hit by a pitch 10 times ... Commited four errors in 557 chances, good for a .993 fielding percentage ... Played for the Kalamazoo Growlers of the Northwoods League over the summer.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Haddonfield Memorial High School ... 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America and first team Northeast All-Region selection ... Hit above .400 as a sophomore, junior and senior ... 2016 Perfect Game Underclass High Honorable Mention pick ... Hit .431 junior season, leading south Jersey in triples (6) while totaling 28 RBI and 26 runs scored ... All-Colonial Conference and All-South Jersey honoree ... Named to the Tri-State Arsenal Perfect Game All-Tournament team in 2014, 2015 and 2016 ... Rated among the top 500 overall prospects and the No. 84 shortstop nationally in the 2017 recruiting class by Perfect Game ... Listed as the organization's No. 14 overall prospect and No. 2 shortstop in the state of New Jersey ... Also lettered in soccer.
Personal: Born Mario Joseph Loperfido May 11, 1999 in Philadelphia ... Son of Joseph and Amy Loperfido ... Has one older sister (Olivia) ... Mother played volleyball at Villanova ... Father was a member of the Muhlenberg football team.