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Program Overview

Head coach Matt Roventini ’92, P ’21, ’25 has led the Poly Prep Baseball program to national prominence. Since taking over the program in 2004, under his leadership, the Poly Baseball program has accumulated 14 consecutive Ivy Prep League titles, 11 NYSAIS championships in 15 years (2023), and one undefeated season (2007). Roventini has had more than 50 players go on to play collegiate baseball, with seven being selected in the MLB draft since 2010, including J.J. Franco ’10, son of longtime New York Mets pitcher John Franco. Along with former team captain and current assistant Matt Durando ’96, P’30, Roventini’s program plays against top regional competition and in national tournaments each season.

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Poly Prep Baseball Catcher
Poly Prep Baseball pitcher throwing the ball
Poly Prep Baseball athlete sliding into base as the opposing team member leaps in the air for the ball
Poly Prep Baseball athletes in a team meeting
Poly Prep baseball athlete running for the base
Poly Prep pitcher wound up to throw the pitch
Baseball Highlights

42 IVY Prep League Championships
11 NYSAIS Championships
14 Consecutive Ivy Prep League Championships
7 MLB draft picks
6 Years ranked in top 100 in USA since 2012
50+ Players have played collegiate baseball
Baseball Coaches

Matt Roventini ’92, P ’21, ’25
Head Coach

Business Phone: (718) 836-9800 ext. 6770
Education: Hamilton College – BA

A graduate of the Class of ’92, Matt was a 3 sport athlete at Poly playing football, basketball and was captain of the baseball team his senior year. The Rockaway Beach, NY native played both baseball and football at Hamilton College, and began his coaching career with the South Shore High School football team before taking over the Poly baseball program in 2004. Since then, Roventini has led the Blue Devils to 14 consecutive Ivy Prep League titles and 10 NYSAIS championships, the wins fueled by lineups that have produced 50 college players and seven Major League Baseball draft picks. Roventini has been honored as the 2017 American Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 Coach of the Year and the 2009 New York State Sportswriters High School Coach of the Year, though he says he’s “more proud of the relationships I’ve built over the years” at Poly. Away from the school, he is co-owner of the Premier Baseball Performance Center of New York and the New York Phenoms college summer team (ACBL), and counts cooking and carpentry among his hobbies. Matt is the parent of two Poly Prep students.

  • Overall Head Coaching Record 314-66-3, 2021
  • American Baseball Coaches Association Division 2 Coach of the Year, 2017
  • New York State Sportswriters High School Coach of the Year 2009
  • Coached 5 New York City Players of the Year
  • Coached 4 Rawlings National All Americans
  • Coached 1 Rawlings Gold Glove Winner
  • Coached 1 New York State Player of the Year
  • Coached 1 USA Gold Medalist
  • Head Coach of the Inaugural National High School Championship Series for Team New York
Baseball Awards & Accolades
  • 2007 Undefeated Season 
  • 2012 Ranked #22 in USA, # 1 in New York State
  • 2014 Ranked # 86 in USA, #1 in Tri-State
  • 2016 Ranked #23 in USA , # 1 in New York State
  • #1 in Tri State Area, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • 2016 USA Baseball NHSI Participant, Cary, NC. 2017 
  • IMG National High School Invitational Participant 2015, 2017,2018, 2019, 2020 
  • 2018 Ranked # 5 USA Today Northeast/Mid Atlantic Region 
  • 2020 Pre-season ranked #50 in USA
  • 2021 Max Preps #1 ranking NY State
  • 2021 Team Academic Excellence Award (American Baseball Coaches Association)
  • 2022-23 Undefeated Ivy Prep League Season
Baseball Facilities

Poly Prep Baseball practices and competes on their newly renovated on-campus baseball field. They have year round access to the Mark Hindy Baseball Training Complex, an on-campus indoor batting and pitching bubble. Learn more about Poly Prep’s Facilities.

Baseball action on Roventini field
Poly Prep Dyker Heights natural grass turf field
Featured Athletes

Channing Austin '20

Third baseman Channing Austin '20, who competed on Team NY at the National High School Baseball Championship in Houston in 2019, currently plays at USC.

Anthony Prato '16

Poly Blue Devils shortstop Anthony Prato '16, who played for the UCONN Huskies, was drafted to the Minnesota Twins in 2019.