9 Matt Stevens
9 Matt Stevens
Height: 5-9
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Riverside, Calif.
High School: Riverside Poly HS
Position: Outfield
A solid utility-man, Stevens could be a starter at a few different positions, including left field and designated hitter.
Appeared in 33 games, starting 17...Hit eigth doubles, one triple, and one home run in 76 at bats ...Hit .341 (14-for-41) with runners on base...Had three multi-hit games...Went 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBI on March 25 against Cornell...Walloped his only home run of the season against Cornell...A perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases...Stole a pair of bases in a win over Fresno State.
Started 34 games at four different positions (second base, third base, center field, and left field)...Batted lead off in 23 of those games...Hit .273 and stole seven bases...Tied for team lead in doubles with 12...Had 12 multi-hit games, including three, three-hit performances.
Led team in hitting with a .378 average during 19 games played. Played several positions for UCSB, getting nine starts.
Redshirted for the Gauchos.
High School
Four-year honor roll student at Riverside Poly HS...Coached by Aaron Moore and Benji Medure...Played second and third base on two Ivy League Championship squads...Holds the school record for most runs scored in a season or career...Named Second Team All-League in 1998 following a season in which he drove in 13 runs and scored 21 runs on 21 hits...Ended his junior season with a league-leading 12 home runs, while batting .399 with 29 RBI...Named first team all-league and first team All-Riverside County after his junior and senior seasons, adding First Team All-CIF and Ivy League MVP honors in 2000...Accumulated 47 hits and 40 RBI his senior season, hitting .452 while scoring 42 runs with ten home runs and eight stolen bases.
Born December 30, 1981 in Riverside, CA....Plans to major in Business Economics...Aspires to become a sports agent...He is a fan of the Dodgers and Cal Ripken Jr....His most memorable sports moment was playing at Dodger Stadium in the CIF Division I Championship game...Enjoys reading "The Fall," by Albert Camus...Son of Doug and Terri Stevens.