| Biography - Matt Simek / Baseball|
Junior Year (2006): Started 49 games...named second team
all-America East...third on the team in batting average (.309),
slugging percentage (.469), hits (54) and runs scored (32)...led
the team and ranked fifth in the conference with 16 doubles...hit
safely in 13 out of 14 games in one stretch of the season...went
3-for-4 with four RBI in win over Central Connecticut State...went
3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI against LeMoyne...hit his
second career grand slam against New Orleans on May 13...struck
out just 16 times in 175 at bats.
Sophomore Year (2005): Started all 49 games ... second team all-America East ... second on team with .321 batting average ... led team with five sacrifice flies ... tied for second on team with 11 stolen bases ... hit safely in 15 out of 18 games during one stretch of the season ... collected seven doubles, one triple, and three home runs on the season ... struck out only 21 times in 165 at bats ... had 13 multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... went 3-for-3 with five RBI and a home run at St. Peters ... went 4-for-5 with two RBI against UMBC.
Freshman Year (2005): Started 29 of 35 games played ... named to America East All-Rookie Team ... hit safely in 9-of-10 game mid-season stretch ... had seven multi-hit and four multi-RBI games ... collected two or more hits in four straight games in late April ... batted .296 during month ... belted first collegiate home run in win over Cornell ... added another against Le Moyne ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI against UMBC ... had five hits and four RBI in series against Maine ... scored winning run in 12th-inning victory over Maine after reaching base with a bunt single ... was 7-for-8 in stolen bases ... only committed one error in 116 chances at second base (.991) ... turned 11 double plays.
In High School: Starred for nearby Vestal High ... two-time all-conference second baseman ... led team in hits, runs and stolen bases each of last two seasons ... batted .396 to steer team to 2002 squad capture Section IV Class A Championship ... in summer batted .373 to lead American Legion Vestal Post 89 to Broome County and District 6 championships ... also excelled on football and hockey ... two-time All-Metro selection as football defensive back ... three-time all-star in hockey.
Personal: Born February 14, 1985 ... parents are Dave and Sally Simek ... enrolled in Harpur College.