Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
Murakami Goes 3-for-3 as Colonials Take 2-of-3 From Rams
Albright Stays Hot With Two Hits
Weisberg Spins Complete Game With Seven Strikeouts; Beightol Drives in Three
Albright Goes 5-for-5 With Game-Winning Hit in Bottom of 10th Inning
GW Baseball Alumni & Dedication Day vs. Xavier 5-11-12
2012: Appeared in 54 games with 49 starts at shortstop ... led team with 15 steals in 20 attempts ... hit .236 with eight doubles, one triple and 18 RBIs ... 10 multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games ... seven game hitting streak from March 4-14 in which he batted .348 with one double and one RBI ... went 1-for-3 with three RBIs at Stetson (Feb. 17) ... went 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs vs La Salle (March 23) ... was 2-for-3 with a double and triple vs. St. Bonaventure (April 21) ... recorded multiple steals in four games ... led team by being hit by 10 pitches ... finished second on team with 215 plate appearances and third with 182 at-bats ... finished first on team with 164 assists while helping turn 27 double plays.
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.