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17 Nkili Matthews

2016: Appeared in 19 games, making 10 starts… Batted .200 in 25 at-bats with five hits, eight runs, two RBI, three walks, one sacrifice hit and three stolen bases… Posted a .310 on base percentage and a .200 slugging percentage… Defensively, recorded 12 putouts and committed no errors for a 1.000 fielding percentage… Best Game: Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base in DSU’s 11-3 win at Rider (May 8).

2015: Appeared in 40 games, while making 38 starts… Batted .187 in 107 at-bats with 20 hits, five doubles, one triple and 23 total bases… Scored 20 runs, drew seven walks and one sacrifice hit… Maintained a .250 on-base and .215 slugging percentage… Defensively, recorded 27 putouts and committed five errors for a .844 field percentage… Best Game(s): Went 2-for-3 in DSU’s 2-0 win over Villanova (March 15) during the UD Spring Invitational… Went 1-for-3 with a run scored and a triple in DSU’s 6-3 win over Marist (March 20) during the UVa Home Tournament… In DSU’s 19-12 win at Coppin State (April 13), went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI… In DSU’s 12-0 five-inning win over Morgan State (April 15), went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a walk.  

2014:  Received MEAC Academic recognition... Appeared in 25 games, including eight starts… Batted .235 with six hits, five RBI, two walks and a one double… Tallied 11 runs… Maintained a .276 on-base and .259 slugging percentage… Defensively, totaled seven putouts, no assists and committed one error for a .833 fielding percentage.

2013: Appeared in 27 games, while making three starts… Totaled five at-bats and two walks… Scored five runs, stole one base and maintained a .286 on-base percentage.  

High School: Four-year softball letterwinner at North Point HS ... also completed in track & field and volleyball ... four-year math and science scholar.

Personal: Daughter of Dwaine and Robyn Matthews ... full name is Nkili Hadiya Pili Matthews ... has one sister (Malikaa, 20) ... born 5/9/94 in Richmond, Va. ... majoring in Physics at DSU ... hopes to become a bio-engineer.   

Position: Utility Player
Height: 5'4"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Waldorf, Md.
High School: North Point H.S.
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