Born in Edmonds, Wash. ... son of Patrick and Sherry Stevens ... got married in December, 2007, to wife, Cammie ... has three brothers - Nathan, Micah and David - and two sisters, Julie and Amy ... Nathan played college baseball and Micah played college basketball ... a history and political science major.
2007 (RS-Sophomore) - Earned honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 ... played in 35 games, starting 23 (21 in right field and two in left) ... after a slow start, caught fire at the plate in the latter part of the season ... after beginning the year only 3-for-40 (.075), went 19-for-56 (.339) over his final 15 games ... had 12 runs, 14 RBI and five stolen bases during that stretch ... began hot streak by going 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and an RBI at Utah Valley State April 27 ... the following day, went 4-for-6 with two runs, and RBI and two steals ... 2-for-5 with two runs, three RBI and a homer May 9 vs. Portland ... hit safely in all three games at Stanford, going 5-for-12 with two doubles in the series ... 2-for-4 with two runs, four RBI and a home run May 15 vs. Gonzaga ... played summer ball for the Southern California Fire. 2006 (RS-Freshman) - Played in 59 of the Huskies' 61 games, starting 56, all at third base ... named first-team Academic All-Pac-10 ... 17 home runs ranked second in the Pac-10 Conference and fourth in UW single-season history ... 33rd in the nation in homers (0.29 per game) ... hit more home runs (6) in conference play than any player in the Pac-10 ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week and to the College Baseball Foundation's national honor roll on Feb. 21 ... earned those honors after a strong weekend series at Cal State Northridge, where he went 6-for-14 (.429) with three homers and six RBI ... on Feb. 18, he became the first Husky in 12 seasons to hit for the cycle, going 5-for-6 with two home runs and four RBI ... also homered in final CSUN game and the following game vs. Gonzaga ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week Mar. 14 after going 7-for-14 with four homers and 11 RBI in four total games vs. Santa Clara and San Diego ... four homers, 10 RBI in Santa Clara series alone, with back-to-back two-homer games (March 11-12) ... hit ninth homer March 19 vs. Cal Poly ... 4-for-9 with four RBI and a homer over final two UCLA games ... two homers, a double and four RBI in series at USC ... 2-for-4 with a homer and two RBI April 28 vs. Arizona ... homer and a double May 2 vs. Lewis-Clark State ... hit a two-run homer the following game May 5 at Oregon State ... three-run homer, his 16th, May 8 vs. Portland ... 17th and final home run came May 13 vs. Stanford ... played summer ball for the Alaska Goldpanners. 2005 (Freshman) - Played in 14 games, starting seven, as a freshman ... was just beginning to become a regular in the lineup when a broken bone in his hand ended his season in late March ... made starts at third base, left field, right field and DH ... got first hit, a single, of the bench Feb. 25 at Texas A&M ... 2-for-3 March 5 vs. UC Santa Barbara ... hit his first career home run the following day vs. the Gauchos ... also homered March 20 at Cal Poly ... 2-for-5 with three RBI in two starts at Arizona, his final two appearances of the season ... retro-actively granted a redshirt season due to the injury, preserving a possible fifth year of eligibility.
Lake Stevens High School
Earned three letters for coach Roger Anderson at Lake Stevens ... named first-team All-WesCo outfielder as a junior and first-team All-WesCo utility man as a senior, when he was also an all-area first-team and an all-state pick ... hit .300 with 25 RBI as a junior and .305 with 14 stolen bases as a senior, when he was also 6-1 on the mound ... played three seasons of varsity basketball and was a first-team All-WesCo pick as a junior and second-teamer as a senior ... graduated with a 3.75 grade point average.
MATT STEVENS' CAREER BATTING STATISTICS:
Year Avg. G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI Slg% BB HBP SO OB% SF SH SB/A 2005* .276 14/7 29 5 8 0 0 2 6 .483 2 1 14 .333 1 0 0/0 2006 .239 59/56 205 35 49 6 1 17 48 .527 22 0 83 .310 2 1 5/5 2007 .229 35/23 96 12 22 3 1 2 16 .344 8 0 30 .280 3 3 5/7 Totals .239 108/86 330 52 79 9 2 21 70 .470 32 1 127 .304 6 4 10/12 *retro-actively granted a medical redshirt season for 2005.