18U - 16U Player Profile

Boyd, Matt

Player Biography
Courtesy: Mudville Sports Information

#16 – Matt Boyd

 

Matt is one of four players on the 2009 squad who are original members of the 2000 Mudville Nine Head Coached by Kurt Boyd ... Played for Mudville 11 seasons …

 

A member of the 2009 Mudville Pinnacle 18U team, noted for being the club’s all-time team for most wins in one season, 58 … Captured the 2009 AABC Connie Mack Washington State Championship … Placed 4th at the AABC Connie Mack Western Regional in Hayward, California … Placed 4th at the NBC 19U World Wood Bat Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma … Participated in 6 tournament championship games … including two other 2009 tournament championships; Triple Crown Series Memorial Day Invitational and the Skagit River Mid-Summer Classic … Finalists at the Palouse Summer Series, Cardinal Classic and Toyota Bash … Finished tied for 5th in the Baden and Shockers tournament events …

 

Member of two Mudville Nationals Championships (2004, 2008) and a AABC Washington State Mantle crown (2007) … Recipient 2007 Pinnacle / Mr. Mudville Leadership Award … Member of the 2006 and 2007 Mudville Golden Eagles USA Baseball Junior Olympic Teams, Jupiter, Florida & Peoria, AZ … Member of the Mudville AAU Australia Down Under Tour in 2005 with USA Baseball Coaches Don Freeman and Scott Knight … Participated in two Mudville Cooperstown CDP Hall of Fame Invitational in 2002 and 2003 … Attended 2007 Reality Sports Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic with Coach Brian Potoshnik and teammates James King, Cam Wilson and ’08 Mudville Alumni Casey O’Connor …

 

Matt is one of two Northwest players invited to the USA Baseball’s Tournament of Stars in Cary, NC for selection to the 2009 18U National Team (144 players) … short-listed as one of 34 players to the US 18U National Trials in Cary, NC, in September 2009 who will compete at the 2009 COPABE Pan Am "AAA" (18U) Championships in Barquisimeto, Venezuela in early October … 

 

Matt is a 3-year letterman at Eastside Catholic HS (Metro 3A) … played for Head Coach Curt Towey … As a senior was named to the 2009 ABCA/Rawlings (American Baseball Coaches Association) All-Region #7 Team … Earned the 2009 Washington State Baseball Coaches Association 3A Co-MVP/Player of the Year honors … MaxPreps ranked #1 2009 Player in Washington State … Selected to the 2009 3AMetro-KingCo Senior Feeder Game and All-State Games in Yakima … Earned All-State 3A First-Team honors as a pitcher/1B … Named Washington State Media All-State 3A Pitcher … Named as a two-time Seattle Times All-Area Team in 2009 … Three-time All-Metro League (Seattle) selection as both an infielder and as a pitcher …  Led Eastside Catholic to the #1 3A-Ranking in Washington State 8 of the 10 weeks during the 2009 season … Led team to a second consecutive Metro 3A Mountain Division title in 2009 … 

 

Earned All-State 3A First-Team honors his junior year as a pitcher … Named to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association 3A All-State Second-Team in 2008 as a pitcher … Named as the only underclassman to the 2008 Seattle Post Intelligencer All-Area Baseball Team … Named to the Seattle Times All-Area Team in 2008 … Two-time All-Metro League (Seattle) selection as both an infielder and as a pitcher … 2008 Led Eastside Catholic to the #1 3A-Ranking in Washington State and an undefeated Metro 3A Mountain Division regular season championship going a perfect 16-0 … 

 

As a sophomore in 2007 led Crusaders to a Metro 3A Championship & 3A State Quarter Finalist …Named All Metro 2nd team 1B … As a freshman, lettered at Mercer Island HS (MIHS) for Head Coach Doug Williams … Selected for the 2006 MIHS Rookie of the Year Award ... 2006 tied for 1st in KingCo 3A pitching winning percentage … Matt played select level hockey for Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association for 11 years …

 

Signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Head Coach Pat Casey and Oregon State University, NCAA Division-I National Champions, 2 of the last 3 years … The website, www.PGcrosschecker.com has him rated as Washington State's No. 5 high school player… Rated as the sixth-best high school player in the state of Washington by BaseballNorthwest.com in 2009 … Participated at the 2008 Area Code Games for the Washington Nationals Scout Team … Selected to the Seattle Mariners Scout Team at the Mariner’s Cup and Arizona Fall Classic … Selected to and won 2008 Dodger Elite Cup Series … Selected to the Kansas City Royals National Scout Team at the Perfect Game World Bat Championships … was a Perfect Game National Showcase Invitee …

 

•              Favorite Thing to Do (Other than baseball): Youth Group and Play Rock Band

•              Favorite Food: Steak & Potatoes

•              Favorite Class: American Government/History

•              Favorite Musician: The Eagles

•              Favorite Hobby: Hanging with family & friends

•              Favorite Pro Baseball Player Most Like You: Ken Griffey Jr. and Cole Hamels

•              Favorite Sports Moment: Winning two National Championships and two AABC State Championships with Mudville!


High School Information
School: Eastside Catholic Class Of: 2009
Position: LHP/1B Batting Average:
Ht: 6'3" Wt: 225 Bat: Left Throw: Left

Academic Records
GPA: SAT (M): SAT (V): ACT:
College Choice or Signed with: Oregon State University
Possible College Major: Communications & Sociology