Morgan Matalin

#4 Morgan Matalin

Pos. OF
B/T R/R
Ht. 5-7
Yr. Jr.
Hometown Crown Point, Ind.
High School (Prev. School) Crown Point

2018: Saw action in all 51 games for Valpo as a sophomore, starting 42 times in the outfield - 40 times in left field, and once apiece in center and right ... hit .268 on the year (26-for-97) with 13 runs scored and 11 RBIs ... ranked second on the team in batting average and third in slugging percentage (.423) ... raised average to .322 and slugging percentage to .508 in MVC play, both team highs ... also ranked second on the team in Valley play with nine RBIs ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI triple and a run scored March 3 in win over South Dakota, both of which came in the bottom of the eighth inning to keep the game alive ... rapped out hits in all three at-bats, including two doubles, and scored a run to lead Valpo in March 4 win over UNLV ... drove in pair of key insurance runs with seventh-inning homer in opener at Missouri State March 24 to secure Crusaders' first-ever MVC victory ... followed in nightcap against the Bears by going 2-for-3 with a double in another win ... delivered game-winning home run in bottom of the sixth inning of one-run win over Southern Illinois in March 30 opener, capping 2-for-3 game at the plate ... drove in pair of runs in the nightcap against the Salukis ... went 5-for-8 with two runs scored and a pair of doubles in three-game set against UNI April 7-8, including three-hit game in series finale ... finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a double in nightcap victory at Loyola April 24 ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored in series-opening win over Bradley April 28 ... drove in a pair of runs in win in opener at Illinois State May 5.

2017: Appeared in 40 games as a freshman for the Crusaders, starting 30 times in the outfield - 28 times in right field and twice in left field ... also made five appearances as a pinch-runner, played in four games as a defensive replacement and pinch-hit on one occasion ... hit .234 with 12 runs scored on the year ... picked up first career hits in 2-for-4 effort against SE Missouri State Mar. 10 while also scoring a run ... registered a multi-hit game Mar. 21 at Loyola ... went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored in league play against Youngstown State Apr. 1 ... went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run scored and a double in series-opening win at Cleveland State Apr. 14 ... followed in nightcap with 1-for-2 effort with a run scored and an RBI ... connected on first career home run to give Valpo walk-off win over Wright State in series opener May 6 ... round-tripper capped 2-for-3 game with two runs scored ... followed in middle game of series by going 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bulldogs ... helped team win four consecutive conference championships ... Bulldogs went undefeated in the regular season in 2014 and captured sectional and regional titles ... also helped Crown Point to section championship in 2015 ... earned team's Bulldog Award in 2014 and Leadership Award in 2016 ... played travel softball for the Beverly Bandits from 2013 through 2016 ... helped squad earn runner-up finish at PGF nationals in 2014 and win the DeMarini tournament in 2015 and 2016 ... a magna cum laude graduate.

Personal: Daughter of Dan and Lynn Matalin ... major is actuarial science.