Colonials Rally for 7-6 Win in Opener
Colonials Host Dayton for Senior Day on Sunday
Valos Matches Single-Season Doubles Record
Matetic Hits Team-Best Sixth Home Run
Colonials Win Opener, 8-0, Behind 12 Hits, Two Homers
Enters the season ranking eighth all-time at GW with 11 career hit-by-pitch.
2014: Experienced a breakout sophomore campaign, batting .313 (26-for-83) with nine doubles, six home runs, 19 RBIs and 16 runs scored ... Posted a team-best .639 slugging percentage and .472 on-base percentage with a team-high 18 walks and seven hit-by-pitch ... The .472 on-base percentage is the third-highest mark in a single season in program history, while her .639 slugging percentage and seven hit-by-pitch rank fourth on GW's single-season list and her six home runs and 18 walks rank ninth ... Tied for the team lead in homers and ranked third in average and fourth in doubles and RBIs ... Saw action in 38 games and made 31 starts, primarily at third base ... Notched five multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs six times ... Batted .326 (14-for-43) with runners on base, including .310 (9-for-29) with runners in scoring position ... Reached base at a .526 clip (10-for-19) as the leadoff hitter in an inning ... Hit .367 (11-for-30) with six RBIs with two outs ... Batted .350 (14-for-40) with five doubles, four home runs, 11 RBIs and six runs scored in Atlantic 10 play ... Posted a .775 slugging percentage and .500 on-base percentage in conference games, ranking fourth in the league in slugging ... Hit doubles in four consecutive games at the GW Capital Invitational March 14-15, batting .556 (5-for-9) with five RBIs and four runs scored ... Blasted her first career home run against Manhattan (March 14) ... Reached base in nine straight games from March 20-April 5, batting .429 (9-for-21) during that stretch ... Also reached base in 11 consecutive games from April 9-27 ... Posted a five-game hitting streak from April 9-16 ... Hit four home runs in nine games from March 22-April 13 ... Had a season-high three RBIs in the second game of the Saint Joseph's doubleheader (April 19) and a season-high three hits against Saint Louis (April 25) ... Walked four times in the first game of the Dayton doubleheader (April 27), tying GW's single-game record.
2013: Saw action in 37 games and made seven starts as designated player ... Collected three hits in 35 at-bats, scored six runs and drove in five ... Also walked 10 times and was hit by four pitches for a .347 on-base percentage ... Served as one of GW's primary pinch-hitting options ... Recorded her first career hit in her first collegiate at-bat against Seton Hall at Campbell's Hampton Inn Invitational (Feb. 8) ... Hit a two-run double in the first game of the Drexel doubleheader (Feb. 27) for her first career RBIs and extra-base hit ... Also walked twice and stole a base against the Dragons.
High School: Named to the 2012 PIAA All-State Second Team after batting .425 and slugging .600 as a senior at Peters Township ... Tabbed the Athlete of the Year by the Almanac ... Also earned First-Team All-District from the Observer Reporter and First-Team All-Section from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette three times ... Led the Indians to the WPIAL-4A semifinals in 2012 ... Received the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award ... Batted .537 and slugged .890 with eight extra-base hits as a junior ... Named the 2009 Almanac Rookie of the Year ... Bosted a career .445 batting average ... Also lettered in basketball at Peters Township ... A member of the National Honors Society and an honor roll student.
Personal: Morgan Taylor Matetic ... Born July 19, 1993, in Pittsburgh, Pa. ... Daughter of Deborah and Rudy Matetic ... Majoring in exercise science and pre-physical therapy.