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Matteo Bennati

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Genova, Italy
  • High School Martin Luther King
  • Last School Belmont
  • Height 5-8
  • Weight 160
  • Previous School Belmont

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2019 (Junior Season at Ohio State)

  • Scored game-tying goal (3-3) in first Ohio State game in 4-3 loss to CSUN Aug. 30
  • Assisted on Luis Hernandez goal in 3-2 win over EIU Sept. 8
  • Assisted on Ohio State’s game-winner from a corner kick to Samuel Buzzas for a header at Rutgers Oct. 6 (W, 1-0)
  • Credited with Ohio State’s goal at Michigan State (L, 1-3) Oct. 19
  • Starts in 17 of 19 games  with high of 85 minutes in opener vs. CSUN Aug. 30 … 1,249 minutes on the season
  • 14 of 26 shots on the year were on goal

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)
  • Named Belmont’s “Newcomer of the Year”
  • Was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman Team
  • Earned Horizon League Freshman of the Year honors

Personal

  • Majoring in International Relations & Diplomacy
  • Son of Giorgio and Carla Bennati
  • Enjoys playing all sports
  • Favorite movie is “Shutter Island”
  • Listens to Green Day, Blink 182, Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Favorite TV show is “The Peaky Blinders”
  • Favorite vacation place is Iceland
  • Has two brothers, Guido and Michele