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6 Briana Matazinsky

2016, 2017 Academic All-District Team
2016, 2017 All-MAAC First Team
2017 All-MAAC Second Team (Pitcher)
2017 MAAC All-Tournament Team
2016 Second Team All-Northeast Region
2015 MAAC All-Rookie Team

2016: Named First Team All-MAAC and Second Team All-Northeast Region, while also earning places on the MAAC All-Academic Team and Academic All-District Team…Started all 51 contests, 21 at designated player, 19 at pitcher and 11 in right field…Led the Jaspers with nine multiple-RBI games…Recorded a team-high 36 RBIs and 11 doubles, while ranking second on the squad in home runs (7), hits (51) and runs scored (32), and third in batting average (.338)…Paced the pitching staff in appearances (25), wins (11) and shutouts (3)…Posted a 2.49 ERA and struck out 84 opposing hitters in 126.1 innings…Belted first home run of the season, a two-run shot, against Villanova on Feb. 19…Picked up the save after yielding just one hit and no runs over 1.1 innings against George Mason on Feb. 20…Also crushed a two-run homer in that game…Earned first win of the season after surrendering just one run on four hits in three innings of relief against Hartford on March 1…Scored three runs, including a solo homer, in game two of that twinbill…Fanned six in a five-inning complete game at Hampton on March 5…Charged with one run on four hits in a tough-luck 1-0 loss to Towson on March 12…Put together a season-long 11-game hitting streak from March 12-April 2, part of a 19-game streak of reaching base that extended until April 16… Roped a grand slam to spark a Manhattan comeback in a 9-7 win over LIU Brooklyn on March 24…Collected a career-high 11 strikeouts in a tough-luck 1-0 loss to Sacred Heart on March 26…Selected as MAAC Player of the Week on April 5 after going 3-for-8 with two doubles, two runs scored and a win in the doubleheader sweep at Siena (April 2)…Held Marist to three runs on 10 hits while striking out six over eight innings in the Jaspers' 4-3 victory over the Red Foxes on April 10…Finished 3-for-3 with a home run and went the distance in the circle in the first game of a twinbill at Lehigh on April 13, a 4-3 victory…Hurled nine shutout innings with six strikeouts at Columbia on April 20…Won five straight decisions from April 24-May 7…Pitched a six-hit shutout with six strikeouts against Fairfield at Gaelic Park on April 28…Doubled and added a two-run homer in game one of a doubleheader against Quinnipiac on May 2…Tossed back-to-back shutouts against Iona (May 5) and Saint Peter's (May 7), notching 17 consecutive scoreless innings…Crushed her second grand slam of the season as part of a five-RBI performance in game one of the doubleheader at Saint Peter's on May 7…Yielded one run on four hits with seven strikeouts against Quinnipiac in the MAAC Tournament on May 12.

2015: Unanimously selected to the MAAC All-Rookie Team after emerging as a dual threat with her arm and her bat…Started 17 games at pitcher, as well as 14 in right field and three as the designated player…Put together a .276 batting average (including a .345 average in conference play), while ranking third on the team with six home runs and third with 25 RBIs…Tossed 96.2 innings in the circle, recording nine wins and a 3.91 ERA to go along with 48 strikeouts…Recorded first collegiate victory with a three-hit shutout against Morgan State on March 15…Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored, including her first career homer, and credited with the win after posting a career-high five strikeouts in game two of a twinbill with Mount St. Mary's on March 16…Scored the tying run during a four-run sixth-inning rally in a 4-3 victory over Siena on March 30…Held Saint Peter's to one run on five hits and struck out five in a complete game, 2-1 triumph on April 4…Received MAAC Rookie of the Week honors for that performance…Suffered tough-luck loss against Columbia on April 7, giving up three runs (one earned) on four hits with four strikeouts over six innings…Limited Rider to two runs and seven hits while striking out four in six innings in a 3-2 victory at Gaelic Park on April 11…Smashed a two-run homer in the first game of a doubleheader against Monmouth on April 12, then had a two-run single in the second game…Also pitched a five-hit shutout in game two against the Hawks…Captured second straight MAAC Rookie of the Week nod on April 14…Credited with the save after limiting to Fairleigh Dickinson to one hit in 2.1 innings of relief in a 9-5 triumph on April 14…Had all six RBIs in the Jaspers' 6-4 triumph at Quinnipiac on April 18, belting a two-run homer in the second and a grand slam in the sixth…Earned the win in game two of the twinbill after allowing just two runs (one earned) over six innings in a 3-2 triumph…Hit her second grand slam in as many days to tie the game at 6-6 with two out in the seventh in game one of a doubleheader at Iona on April 19…Swept MAAC and ECAC/Metro Upstate Rookie of the Week honors on April 22 for her efforts against Quinnipiac and Iona…Crushed third grand slam of the year as part of a 12-0 rout of Niagara on April 25…Picked up the win in relief after yielding only two hits over three shutout innings in a 3-2 victory over St. John's on April 28…Connected for a double and scored two runs in game one against Marist on May 2.

Before Manhattan: Earned back-to-back Wasaren League MVP honors in 2013 and 2014…Selected as Troy Record Small School Player of the Year in 2013…Also named second team all-state as a junior…Achieved first team all-league recognition  four times…A four-time team MVP.

Personal: Daughter of Shawn and Tracy…Has one brother, Brent…Majoring in allied health with plans to become a physician's assistant…Born on December 11, 1995.

Position: Pitcher/Infield
Height: 5'8"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Valley Falls, N.Y.
High School: Tamarac
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