AS A SENIOR (2013)
Signed as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants after the 2013 season ... voted a team captain ... selected to wear No. 8 in honor of Peter "Sonny" Nictakis, for battling adversity and representing the best qualities of BC Baseball ... chosen as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award ... named to the All-ACC Academic Team ... finished BC career ranked seventh in games started (169), ninth in games played (178) and first for getting hit by a pitch 51 times ... played in 42 games making 32 starts behind the plate and nine as a the designated hitter ... led the team in batting average (.253), slugging percentage (.377), on-base percentage (.366), RBIs (21) and hit by pitch (11), while tying for first in total bases (55) ... ranked second in runs (21) and home runs (4) and third in hits (37) ... recorded eight multiple-hit games and four multiple-RBI games ... reached base safely 15 straight games, the longest stint of any Eagle, from April 16 to May 16, tallying 15 hits, 10 RBIs, five walks and nine runs ... only made two errors on the season, registering a .991 fielding percentage ... caught 14 base runners stealing ... was 2-for-4 with bases loaded ... tallied three RBIs against Maine (5/14) in final home game, notching a double ... went 2-for-4 with a run, two RBIs and a home run against Virginia Tech on Senior Day (5/5) ... hit a walk-off home run with two outs in the 11th inning to give the Eagles the 3-2 victory over Miami (4/28) and take the series ... went 6-for-12 in the series at Wake Forest, going 3-for-4 in the second game (4/20) ... turned in a 3-for-8 performance in the doubleheader against NC State (4/13), tallying two RBIs in the first game and going 2-for-3 with a run in the second game ... registered a 3-for-4 afternoon with a run and an RBI as the DH in the win at Dartmouth (4/9) ... blasted a three-run homer against Clemson (4/5) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs and a double at Duke (3/30) ... doubled and scored twice in a 1-for-2 day at Georgia Tech (3/15) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
AS A JUNIOR (2012)
Played in 50 games, making 43 starts behind the plate ... led the Eagles with a .411 on-base percentage, was hit a team-leading 15 times and second with 24 walks ... batted .253 with 37 hits, including eight doubles, a triple and four home runs ... tallied 28 runs, 22 RBIs and a .404 slugging percentage ... recorded 10 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games ... third among Eagles with a .427 slugging percentage in ACC games and second with 18 runs scored ... caught 18 base runners stealing ... first career error came at Miami (3/9), after 235 chances ... ended the season with hits in the last four games, tallying five hits and four runs ... nailed a lead-off, solo shot on a 2-for-4 day against Duke (5/18) ... recorded another lead-off homer in the series finale against Wake Forest (4/29) ... tied a career high with three runs scored at NC State (4/21) while going 1-for-2 with a double and a walk ... turned in a 3-for-4 performance in the Eagles' 17-6 upset over No. 1 Florida State (4/15), tying a career high in hits, scoring one run and driving in two more ... went 2-for-4 with a run and a double in the victory over Connecticut (4/3) ... drove in a career-high four RBIs with a three-run blast on a 2-for-4 day, scoring two runs and tallying a walk in the second game against Maryland (3/30) ... in the first game against the Terrapins (3/30), notched two doubles ... hit a two-run triple, scored two runs and drew two walks at Northeastern (3/27) ... tied a career high in hits on a 3-for-4 day against Georgia Tech (3/23), driving in two ... smashed a two-run shot on a three-RBI day at Bryant (3/21) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI at Miami (3/10) ... notched an RBI double and RBI single at UCF (2/25) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double against James Madison (2/18) ... earned the Athletics Director's Award for Academic Achievement.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)
Started 27 games and appeared in 28 before a knee injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year ... batted .207 with two doubles and 11 RBIs ... third on the team with 21 walks and a .395 on-base percentage ... singled and drove in a run against Bryant (4/6) and in two games against Virginia Tech (3/25, 3/27) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored at Bethune-Cookman (3/8) ... drove in a pair of runs versus Michigan State (3/6) ... scored twice against SIU Edwardsville (3/5) ... doubled, drove in a run and scored three times at Bethune-Cookman (3/4) ... had a pair of base hits at Florida (2/27) ... drove in two runs vs. Tennessee Tech (2/20) ... went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI against Indiana (2/19).
AS A FRESHMAN (2010)
Started all 58 games, mostly as the designated hitter ... batted over .300 until May 2 and finished at .259 ... led the team in on-base percentage (.422), walks (35) and hit by pitch (19), was third in home runs (7) and fifth in slugging (.434) ... had eight doubles, two triples, 34 RBIs and 38 runs ... had 13 multiple-hit games ... went 2-for-5 with a go-ahead solo home run in the seventh inning against Miami in the ACC Championship (5/27) ... went 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, an RBI and a run against Quinnipiac (4/27) ... hit an RBI triple and scored a run at NC State (4/25) ... doubled, walked three times and scored twice in the second game against the Wolfpack (4/24) ... went 2-for-2 with a triple, two RBIs and two sacrifices against Wake Forest (4/18) ... drove in three runs against Bryant (4/7) ... belted a two-run shot the day at Clemson (4/3) ... went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs against Duke (3/27) ... hit a three-run, bases-clearing double in the top of the ninth at Virginia (3/20) to pull BC within a run ... went 2-for-3 with two walks and a pair of runs at Bryant (3/17) ... knocked two doubles and drove in all three runs in a 3-0 win at Miami (3/12) ... hit a two-run double in the seventh at FIU (3/10) to tie the game ... went 3-for-4 with a run at Florida Atlantic (3/7) ... hit a three-run homer against the Owls (3/5) in the opening game of the series ... had two hits in three of the first four games of the season ... doubled and scored twice at Tulane (2/21) ... went 2-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs in the second game against the Green Wave (2/20) ... earned the New England Top Prospect Award in the Cape Cod Baseball League.
Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 26th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft ... batted .446 with nine homers and 30 RBI as a senior ... played in the Florida All-Star Game ... earned all-state honors at Deering (Maine) as a junior and led the Rams to the Class A State Championship.
Graduated with a degree in applied psychology and human development from the Lynch School of Education ... Matt is the middle of Kim and Frank Watson's three children ... born November 17, 1990 ... recipient of the John L. Harrington Scholar Athlete Fund.