Little did Matt Biondic know in 1981 when he started playing 16″ softball with the Jays that he would one day become a key member of Lettuce, a team that dominated major 16″ competition during much of the 90’s. Biondic graduated from Brother Rice High School in 1979, where he was a wrestler for for four years and ran track for two years. He then graduated from Loras College in 1983 where he wrestled for three years and played rugby for a year. After the Jays, Biondic played with Tahoe (’83-’84), with the Aces (’81-’84), with Eastside (’85) and with Touch (’86-’90). He joined Lettuce in 1991 and helped them win four ASA National Championships (’92, ’93, ’96 and ’98) as well as three second place finishes. Besides winning national championships, Biondic played on four Forest Park championship teams, five Grant Park champions, two Park Forest 12″ and 16″ championship teams, and numerous USSSA State championship teams. In addition to team honors, Matt was selected to the All Tournament Budweiser Open in 1984; was a first team ASA All American in 1987, ’92, and ’97; was MVP at Forest Park in 1991 and’97; was MVP of the ASA National in 1992, and was ASA National Home Run Co-Champion in 1997. He also once caught a fly ball at Clyde Park’s Kolar Field in Cicero by first letting it bounce off his head. Matt and his wife, Mary, have five children; Sean, Kevin, Barry, Ryan and Fiona. He is self employed as a computer consultant, and coaches Little League in Oak Lawn.