Being a Husky..."Means to give nothing less than your best. It's about striving to be the best you can be, not just for yourself, but more importantly, for your team. Being a Husky is about carrying on a tradition of excellence and hard work, and most importantly, pride."
2009 (As a Senior)
Named honorable mention All-Pac-10... Finished the season with a .271 average, sixth-best on the team... Marks the second-best average of her career... Named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player, leading the Pac-10 in runners caught stealing (15), pickoffs (3), chances (583) and putouts (549)... Leaves UW as the career record holder with 1,970 putouts in her career... Also owns the single-game record with 24 putouts which she set in UW's 6-1, 15-inning win over UMass in the NCAA Regional championship game... Hit .286 in the postseason, helping UW win its first-ever National Championship... Ripped two doubles and one home run, the latter of which came against Georgia Tech in the Super Regionals... Tied for the team lead with six sacrifices on the season... Fifth on the team with seven doubles and sixth with 25 RBI... Played in 61 of 63 games, making 59 starts... Went 2-for-3 with two sacrifices in UW's 9-8 loss to Georgia in the Women's College World Series semifinals... Had one of UW's three doubles in a 1-0 WCWS win over Arizona State along with a sacrifice bunt... Hit .500 in the Super Regionals (2x4) with a home run and a walk... Launched her second home run of the season in UW's 7-0 Super Regional-clinching win, one of four home runs for the Huskies, a UW postseason record... Went 2-for-3 in the game... Went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk in UW's 9-1 win over Sacred Heart to open NCAA Regional play... Had two hits in six at-bats in UW's 15-inning, 6-1 win over UMass... Had an RBI double on Senior Day, an 11-3 win over Cal (5/9)... Hit .444 against UCLA and the Oregon schools April 29-May 3, going 4-for-10 with a run scored... Had at least one hit in three of the four games, including one of three UW hits off Bruins ace Megan Langenfeld in a 3-0 win (4/29)... Went 2-for-2 in UW's 8-2 win over Oregon (5/3)... Threw two runners out attempting to steal over the weekend and caught a total 7-of-17 in Pac-10 play... Went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in UW's 7-1 win over Oregon State (4/19)... Collected UW's only hit in an 11-inning loss to UCLA, breaking up Megan Langenfeld's no-hitter in the ninth inning... Batted .444 in the team's three-game sweep at home over the Arizona schools, belting her first home run of the season in UW's 11-3 win over Arizona State (4/4)... Went 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI in the first game against the Sun Devils and 2-for-3 in the series finale, a 3-2 win (4/5)... Went 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI in UW's 9-1 win over Cal in the Pac-10 opener (3/27)... Drove in the winning-run in UW's wild 14-13 victory over Penn State (3/13), capping an eight-run comeback for the Huskies... Went 2-for-5 in the game with a double, a run scored and two RBI... Had a two-run single in the 11th inning in UW's 3-0 win over No. 21 Fresno State (3/14)... Had a nine-game stretch between Feb. 13-27 where she batted .560 (14x25) with 10 runs and 10 RBI... Had three three-hit games in that span... Increased her overall batting average from .261 to .400 in that span... Had one of two Husky hits in a 6-0 loss to No.2 Alabama, which came in a pinch-hitting role... Also went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in a 6-0 win over Alabama... Batted 6-for-8 with four runs and seven RBI in three games in the Husky Softball Classic... Also had two sacrifice flies... Went 3-for-3 with a double, a run and three RBI in the opening win over Seattle (2/27)... Also knocked in three runs in UW's 8-2 win over Portland State (3/1)... Had a career-high seven-game hitting streak snapped in the final game of the Cathedral City Classic... Over those seven games, batted .550 (11x20) with six runs scored and four RBI... Had a pair of three-hit games in that span, going 3-for-3 with three runs and two RBI against Long Beach State (2/15) and 3-for-4 with a run scored against Mississippi... Had one of five hits in UW's 1-0 nine-inning win over No. 2 Florida (2/20), lacing a single up the middle in the first inning off All-American Stacey Nelson... Went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI in UW's 6-0 win over Nebraska (2/22) to establish a new career-high hitting streak of seven games... Batted .500 in the Campbell Cartier Classic (.5x10) with four runs and three RBI... Notched two RBI singles in the same inning in UW's 14-1 rout of Long Beach State (2/15)... Her three hits and three runs in that game tied career highs... Started all five games in the Red Desert Classic season-opening tournament... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Loyola Marymount (2/7).
2008 (As A Junior)
Second team All-Pac-10 selection ... led the Huskies with a .345 batting average, a .552 slugging percentage and 13 doubles, while also tying for the team lead with seven home runs ... ranked second on the team in hits (57), RBI (34) and on-base percentage (.410) ... started all 56 games, including 42 at catcher and 14 at first base ... led the team with a .328 average and 21 hits in Pac-10 play ... led the Pac-10 in runners caught stealing with 16 ... had 15 multi-hit games and went 3-for-3 on three occassions ... had seven multi-RBI games, including two games with four RBI ... hit safely in the team's first four games, and hit safely in 39 games overall, which tied for the team lead ... doubled, drove in a run and scored twice against Texas Tech on opening day (Feb. 8) ... went 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and three runs scored vs. UMKC (Feb. 15) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of two-run home runs and four RBI against Portland State (Feb. 29) ... hit a three-run home run against No. 15 Hawaii on March 9 ... went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI vs. Northern Illinois (Mar. 14) ... homered vs. Utah State on March 16, and then went 3-for-3 with a double in the nightcap ... went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run vs. Florida State (Mar. 21) ... went 2-for-3 vs. Oregon State on back-to-back days to open Pac-10 play (Mar. 29-30) ... hit .400 (4-for-10) in three games in Arizona, one at Arizona and two at ASU (Apr. 11-13) ... hit safely in five-straight Pac-10 games from Apr. 25-May 3 ... went 5-for-6 with two doubles and two RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Oregon on May 9 .... opened NCAA regional play by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the Huskies 2-1 win over Texas (May 16) ... hit 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in Washington's 5-3 win over the Longhorns the next day.
2007 (As A Sophomore)
Started 59 of the 60 games that she played in, including 58 at catcher and one at first base ... finished with a .249 batting average with 42hits, six doubles, a triple and a home run ... drove in 29 runs and scored 16 runs ... had a .991 fielding percentag ... her 15 batters caught stealing ranked third in the Pac-10 ... tied for the conference lead with five sacrifice flyouts, which ranks fifth on the UW single-season list ... had eight multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... had an RBI-triple vs. Santa Clara and also scored a run (Feb. 11) ... went 2-for-3 and drove in four runs vs. Florida A&M (Feb. 18) ... had a two-RBI double vs. Wichita State (Feb. 19) ... went 3-for-4 vs. Ole Miss with one RBI and two runs scored (Feb. 23) ... hit 2-for-3 vs. Nevada with a double and a run scored (Feb. 25) ... drove in three runs vs. Portland State (Mar. 2) ... went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI vs. Missouri (Mar. 9) ... went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored vs. Pacific (Mar. 17) ... hit 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored vs. UCLA (April 6) ... doubled vs. California (April 20) ... went 2-for-3 and scored two runs vs. Stanford (April 22) ... went 2-for-3 in her next outing vs. UCLA, driving in a run (April 25) ... had an RBI-single vs. Stanford (May 4) ... scored a run in the Pac-10 finale vs. Arizona (May 12) ... had an RBI-single vs. Creighton (May 18) to open the NCAA Tournament ... drove in the game-winner vs. Georgia (May 20) in the regional championship with an RBI-single in the bottom of the seventh inning ... went 1-for-3 in the Huskies 3-1 win over Alabama that clinched the team's berth to the Women's College World Series (May 26) ... drew a bases-loaded walk for an RBI during Washington's 9-0 win vs. Northwestern at the WCWS (June 1) ... had one of the Huskies four hits in their 2-0 loss to Arizona at the WCWS (June 3).
2006 (As A Freshman)
Appeared in 51 games, making 47 starts behind the plate ... hit .233 with eight doubles, two home runs and 15 RBI ... led the Pac-10 with three pick-offs ... went 2-for-3 with a double vs. Oklahoma (Feb. 10) ... went 2-for-3 with a double at LSU (Feb. 19) ... hit a two-RBI-double vs. Western Kentucky (Feb. 17) ... hit her first career home run vs. DePaul (Mar. 10) ... doubled and scored a run vs. Michigan (Mar. 17) ... doubled against Pacific (Mar. 21) ... went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI vs. Nevada (Mar. 22) ... singled against California (Mar. 31) ... went 3-for-4 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored vs. Stanford (April 2) ... the three doubles tied the UW single-game record ... went 2-for-6 vs. Arizona State in a 13-inning game (April 9) ... singled and drew a walk vs. UCLA (April 26) ... had singles in back-to-back games vs. Oregon State (May 5) and Oregon (May 6) ... had an RBI-single vs. Kansas (May 19) in the NCAA regional semifinal.
At Yelm High School
Earned four letters in softball at Yelm High School ... three time All-League selection and three time All-Area team ... all-state team member senior year ... team MVP junior and senior year and league MVP senior year ... Silver Slugger award recipient in 2002 and 2003 ... named team captain sophomore through senior years ... two-time Nisqually Athlete of the Year ... two-time Olympian Athlete of the Month ... All-League Academic team 2002-2005 ... boasted highest batting average for Yelm High School all four years ... holds record for highest batting average in school history ... also lettered in volleyball and basketball ... highest scorer and rebounder for basketball team senior year ... played for Washington Hurricanes 16-under for coach Marty Wick ... played most recently for Washington Ladyhawks Gold under coaches John Noble and J.T. D'Amico ... was team captain ... NFPSA Summer Nations 2005 tournament MVP.
Formerly Alicia Matthews ... Married Andy Blake in December of 2007 ... Daughter of Patricia and Rod Matthews ... has three brothers Jarod (26), Travis (25) and Daylon (11) and one sister, Tessa (13) ... also has two sisters-in-law, Stephanie, who is married to Jarod, and Sarah, who is married to Travis ... Jarod spent time in the Tampa Bay Devil Rays farm system ... Travis played baseball at Skagit Valley College ... Alicia Diane Matthews was born in Olympia, Wash.