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Jeff Manto
Jeff  Manto

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Bristol, Pa.

High School:
St. Joseph's Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205

Position:
INF/C

Experience:
FR

05/09/2018

Baseball vs. Penn

Villanova took on Penn in a mid-week home game on May 9, 2018 at the Villanova Ballpark at Plymouth.

St. Joseph's Prep: Earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball ... Played on the left side of the infield in baseball and played guard and forward on the basketball team ... Three-time All-Catholic League baseball selection, earning that distinction as a freshman, sophomore and senior ... Also named all-city and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania as a senior ... As a sophomore was selected for the Bucks County Golden Team ... Three-time participant in the local Carpenter Cup from his sophomore through senior seasons ... Was on the varsity basketball team as a sophomore and helped his team win a state title ... Achieved First Honors status academically as a senior.

Personal: Born 3/11/99 in Bristol, Pa. ... Youngest of three children of Jeff and Denise Manto ... Has two older sisters, Gabrielle (23) and Andreana (20) ... Father played college baseball at Temple and went on to a successful professional career playing in the major leagues for eight teams over parts of nine seasons ... Also played one season professionally in Japan with the Yomiuri Giants ... Sister, Andreana, plays club tennis at Temple ... Hobbies include playing basketball and guitar ... Knew of Villanova's excellent academic reputation when considering the school, and chose to enroll after the baseball recruiting process and as a result of enjoying the time he spent on campus ... Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and has yet to declare a major.

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