Matteo Bennati

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Genova, Italy
  • High School Martin Luther King
  • Height 5-8
  • Weight 152
  • Previous School Belmont

2018 (Sophomore Season at Belmont)

  • Second Team All-Southern Conference honoree
  • Started all 18 games for the Bruins
  • Led the team with 17 points and seven goals
  • Also assisted on three goals
  • Led the team in shots with 36, including 20 on target
  • Had a season-high three point son one goal and one assist at Wofford (Oct. 20)
  • Finished the year scoring a goal in each of the final three games of the season

2017 (Freshman Season at Belmont)

  • Started all 16 games for the Bruins
  • Led the team with three goals
  • Led the team in points with seven
  • Added an assist against Niagara (8/27)
  • Led the team in shots with 28 and shots on goal with 12
  • Led the team in game-winning goals with two
  • Scored the game-winner against Niagara (8/27) and Georgia State (9/12)
  • Had a season-high four shots against Memphis (8/25)
  • Recorded two shots on goal against Memphis (8/25) and Milwaukee (9/16)
  • Was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team
  • Earned Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors

Personal

  • Majoring in International Business
  • Son of Giorgio and Carla Bennati
  • Lists favorite athlete as Paulo Dybala
  • Enjoys playing all sports
  • Lists favorite books as “La Rabbia E L’Orgolio” and “Oriana Fallaci”
  • Favorite movie is “Shutter Island”
  • Enjoys eating pizza
  • Listens to Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Favorite TV show is “Suits”
  • Favorite vacation place is Greece
  • Has one brother, Guido  and one sister, Michele