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11 Makenna Matthijs

High School
Named to the Southern Conference Second Team as an outfielder and All-Freshman Team … Selected the SoCon Player of the Week three times, tying Penny Thomas in 2002 for the most won by a Spartan in one season … Started in all but one game in left field … Averaged 0.31 sacrifice hits per game, placing seventh in the nation … Ranked in the SoCon first in sac bunts (18), tied for second in doubles (15), tied for fourth in runs (38), tied for fifth in RBIs (37) and walks (23) and tied for sixth in hits (49) … Registered a .278 batting average, .426 slugging percentage and .358 on-base percentage … Tied for eight-most doubles by a Spartan in a single-season … Notched 10 multiple-RBI games and 12 multiple-hit games … Delivered three game-winning hits in the first two weeks of the season … Recorded a nine-game hitting streak … Tied for the second-most hits (four) and RBIs (seven) in a game and also had four runs in a 22-0, five-inning win over Furman (March 25) … Debuted her collegiate career with a 3-4 performance at the plate with two doubles, three runs and a RBI in a win over Presbyterian (Feb. 9) … Went 3-3 with three RBIs, a home run and double and two runs in a win over North Carolina A&T … Had two doubles and two RBIs in a win against Towson (March 18) … Slugged a grand slam for her first collegiate home run that produced the game-winning run against Lipscomb (Feb. 18).

High School
A four-time letterwinner at D.H. Conley High School in Greenville, North Carolina ... played for head coach Wayne Deans ... a four-time all-conference, all-district and all-state honoree ... was twice named the D.H. Conley Female Athlete of the Year (2016, 2017) ... tabbed the 2015 4A East State Player of the Year after batting .473 with four home runs, six triples, 15 doubles, 34 RBIs and 24 runs ... also an NFCA All-Region First Team selection in 2015 after leading the Vikings to a state championship ... garnered NFCA All-Region Second Team recognition in 2016 after posting a .447 batting average with three home runs, a triple, seven doubles, 27 RBIs and 30 runs ... guided DHCHS to a regional runner up finish her junior season ... as a senior, batted .580 with six home runs, seven triples, 13 doubles, 47 RBIs and 31 runs scored ... a three-time letterwinner in volleyball and a two-time letterwinner in swimming ... played for 11 years at the club level for Pitt County Heat Breakers under head coach Jeff Davis ... a member of numerous national honor societies and a North Carolina Scholar Athlete.

Personal
Daughter of Hans and Marigail Matthijs ... has one brother, Matthew ... majors in Pre-Health Studies/Sciences.

Position: Outfielder
Other Position: Outfielder/Catcher
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Greenville, N.C.
High School: D.H. Conley
Club: Pitt County Heart Breakers
Club Coach: Jeff Davis
Major: Pre-Health Studies/Sciences
Experience: High School