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.
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON sophomore third baseman Matt
Stevens has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Baseball Player of the
Week and UCLA junior right-handed pitcher Hector Ambriz has been
named Pitcher of the Week for Mar. 7 - 13, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced
Stevens, from Lake Stevens, Wash., went 7-for-14 (.500) last week in
Washington's three wins over Santa Clara and loss to San Diego. The
sophomore hit four home runs, two of which came in back-to-back games
Saturday and Sunday vs. Santa Clara. Stevens batted in 11 runs for the week,
walked three times, scored six runs and stole a base.
The Player of the Week honor is the first of Stevens' career, while it is
the 50th such honor for Washington. The Pitcher of the Week honor is also
the first for Ambriz, and the 39th selection all-time for UCLA.
Born in Edmonds, Wash. ... son of Patrick and Sherry Stevens ... has three
brothers - Nathan, Micah and David - and two sisters, Julie and Amy ...
Nathan played college baseball and Micah played college basketball ...
undecided on a major, but considering political science.
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.
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