Matt Olive

#9 Matt Olive

Pos. OF/C
Ht. 6-0
Wt. 200
Yr. R-So.
Hometown Minneapolis, Minn.
High School (Prev. School) Blake School

2022: Appeared in five games and made four starts before missing the remainder of the season with an injury... Had his lone hit of the season on March 13 at SEMO, his final game of the year... Also drew three walks and drove in two runs... Earned Valparaiso University Presidential Academic Honors.

2021: Hit .255 including a .289 batting average in MVC play… Saw action in 21 games and made 15 starts… Slugged .418 with a .349 on-base percentage… Accrued three doubles and two homers plus six RBIs and seven runs scored… Went 5-for-9 in Valpo’s series win vs. SIU (April 23-25)… Had three multi-hit games including a season-high three hits on April 24 against the Salukis… Launched his first collegiate home run on May 14 vs. Evansville, part of a two-hit day… Delivered a go-ahead solo homer with two outs and two strikes to snap a 5-5 tie and give Valpo a 6-5 lead in the May 27 MVC Tournament elimination game vs. Illinois State in Carbondale. The home run stood as the difference in the game… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.

Prep: Four-time IMAC all-conference performer… Served as a team captain from 2018-2020… Earned Minnesota all-state team recognition in 2018… Named Team MVP in 2018 and 2019, Offensive Player of the Year in 2019 and Freshman of the Year in 2017… Cracked four home runs to set a Blake High School single-season record while also shattering the career mark with seven home runs over four seasons… Four-year varsity letter winner… Also won four varsity letters in hockey, earning his team’s Most Improved Player honor in 2018… Also competed in club baseball for the Twin Cities Baseball Academy from 2015-2018 and the NorthStar Baseball Club in 2019… Named to the 2018 PBR Futures Game – Team Minnesota… Garnered Perfect Game Preseason All-American status in 2019 and 2020.

Personal: Son of Andrew and Andrea Olive… Has a younger sister, Katy… Majoring in mechanical engineering with minors in Spanish and mathematics… Hobbies include golfing, fishing, spending time with friends and family and lifting… Comes from Irish decent… Favorite food is Chipotle, movies are Miracle on Ice and Rudy, pro baseball team is the Minnesota Twins, pro baseball player is Nelson Cruz, musical groups are Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean and Kane Brown and TV show is All-American.