Matthew Fung will switch his Serra Padres baseball cap with a Boise State Broncos hat this fall, as he has committed to play baseball there. He hopes to major in business administration at Boise State.
“It has been one of my dreams to play Division I baseball,” Matthew said. He coins this as one of his life’s biggest accomplishments.
His time at Serra prepared him for this, with his favorite memories being on Frisella Field. “I will always remember the memories made in the classroom and at lunch tables with my friends; but, most of all, I will remember winning two baseball WCAL championships my freshman and sophomore year,” Fung said. “I also will always remember spending time and joking around in the baseball clubhouse my last two years with my teammates.”
Matthew was a member of the school bowling club for three years and is a member of the National Honor Society. He played four years of baseball at Serra, the last two on the varsity team.
While baseball has been his passion at Serra, he said he covets the values Serra has highlighted.
“Serra has shaped me into the man I am by teaching me to be a better brother and son to my parents and older brother. Serra has also helped me become a better friend and student,” he said. “Serra has ultimately helped me get to Boise State, where I will extend my academics and athletics.”
To brother Chris and his mom and dad, Matthew had this to say: “Thank you for allowing me to attend Serra for my high school career. I think if I went anywhere else I wouldn't be the student or athlete I am today. Thank you for teaching me to be thankful for what I have available to me. I love you guys.”
In 10 years he hopes to still be playing baseball.
“Baseball is like church, many attend few understand.” - Leo Durocher