2011 (at GW): Did not play, red-shirt season.
2010 (at Maryland): Played in 52 games, making 46 starts ... hit .205 with three homeruns and 15 RBIs ... stole 14 bases in 16 attempts.
2009 (at Maryland): Played in 34 games, making 15 starts ... ranked fifth on the team with a .297 batting average ... fourth on the team with a .459 slugging percentage ... recorded first career hit at George Mason, a bunt single (3/24) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and triple in first career start against UMBC (3/25) ... 2-for-4 with double against Florida State (3/29) ... 2-for-4 with pair of RBI singles against UMES (4/1) ... two-run single against Virginia Tech (4/10) ... 3-for-6 with two doubles and two runs scored against Mount St. Mary's (4/14) ... 3-for-5 with career-high three RBI in win against Duke (4/19) ... 2-for-4 with first career home run in win against James Madison (4/28) ... hit game-tying, two-run triple in win at Clemson (5/3) ... 1-for-1 with 1 RBI as a pinch hitter in win against Wake Forest (5/8) ... 1-for-1 with two RBI in win against Wake Forest (5/10).
High School/Club: Played for three years, primarily at second base for head coach Billy Emerson at Pope VI Catholic ... earned team MVP honors senior year ... Washington Post First-Team All-Met and First Team All-State in Virginia as a senior ... also named to First Team All-WCAC in senior year ... named Co-State Player of the Year in 2008 ... helped team to state championship and national ranking of No. 12 in 2008 ... Third Team All-WCAC in 2007 ... honorable mention All-WCAC in 2006 ... two-time Academic All-State selection ... graduated with 3.9 GPA and high honors.
Personal: Born Matthew Murakami on 09/02/90 in Herndon, VA ... son of Dean and Patricia Murakami ... has younger brother Ryan (18) and sister Isabelle (13) ... major is finance ... aspires to play professional baseball and work on Wall Street.