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Matthew

Mika

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#14

INF
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lake Worth, Fla.
High School: Park Vista
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

SENIOR (2019)
58 GP, 58 GS, .319/.448/.502, 34 RBI, 68 H, 53 R, 16 2B, 1 3B, 7 HR, 45 BB, 8 HBP
• Played in and started all 58 games
• Named to The American First Team
• Led the team with 45 walks
• Finished second on the team with a .319 batting average
• Posted career highs in batting average, first time above .300, hits, runs, doubles, home runs, RBI, walks and stolen bases
• Topped the team charts with 31 stolen bases, the 10th most in a season in program history
• Wrapped up career with 85 stolen bases, the third most by a Knight in a career
• Etched named in the career record book – fifth in games started 219, seventh in at-bats with 818, ninth in stolen base percentage at .829 third in most stolen base attempts with 105, sixth in assists with 441, and 8th with 90 double plays turned
• Checked in the single-season top 10 in ninth with 39 stolen base attempts
• Tallied 20 multi-hit games, including four three-hit outings
• Picked up eight multi-RBI games, including a career-high four-RBI outing at Wichita State (4/19)
• Finished career with 65 multi-hit outings and 25 multi-RBI games
• Strung together an eight-game hitting streak and a career-long 21-game on-base streak
• Drew a career-high three walks on four occasions
• Matched career-high with three stolen bases against Siena (2/15) and at Wichita State (4/18)

JUNIOR (2018)
55 GP, 55 GS, .276/.373/.365, 30 RBI, 4 HR, 60 H, 30 BB, 27 SB
• Named Second Team All-Conference by The American
• Garnered Preseason All-Conference honors by The American
• Finished second on the team and in The American in stolen bases
• Tied for the team high with a nine-game hitting streak
• Recorded 14 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games
• Posted a season best 15-game on-base streak
• Went 4-for-4 with a pair of RBI, one run and two doubles against Savannah State (2/25)
• Stole three bases in back-to-back games against Savannah State (2/25) and at Bethune-Cookman (2/27), tying a career high
• Drove in three runs against Wagner (3/3) on a 3-for-4 performance
• Matched career high with two doubles against Savannah State (2/25)

SOPHOMORE (2017)
• Played in 61 games with 59 starts
• Hit .278 with 28 RBI
• Was second in the conference and led the team with 25 stolen bases
• Strung together a season-high 13 game hitting streak starting vs. Florida State (3/7) and ending vs. Houston (3/31)
• Went 3-for-4 with two doubles vs. Central Michigan (3/10)
• Tallied five hits and four RBI in a three-game series vs. Jacksonville (3/17-19)
• Put up another eight game hitting streak starting in the season series vs. UConn (4/21) and at Tulane (5/5)
• Knocked four hits in five at-bats vs. Jacksonville (3/28)
• Smacked five RBI in series at Cincinnati (5/12-14)
• Had two hits, a double, and two RBI in the AAC Tournament vs. USF (5/26)
• Set Lakeshore Chinooks franchise record for stolen bases with 25 during the 2017 Northwoods League season

FRESHMAN (2016)
• Appeared in and started 44 games
• Hit .261 with 14 RBI, two home runs and five doubles
• Went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI on opening night against Sienna
• Hit .500 on opening weekend with six RBI, earning AAC Player of the Week honors
• Tallied a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI against USF
• Tallied 10 multi-hit and three-multi-RBI games
• Registered a four-game hit and nine-game reached base streak

PRIOR TO UCF
• Ranked 470th nationally by Perfect Game and 68th on the Perfect Game Florida Top 100
• Three-year letterwinner for head coach Larry Greenstein at Park Vista High School
• Aided squad to a runner-up finish at the State Championship as a junior and senior
• Named to All-State First Team following senior season
• Selected as a two-time All-County and All-Conference First Team (2014-15)
• Led the county in stolen bases junior and senior year and broke the county stolen bases record (48) as a senior
• Captured titles with the PBC PAL and Orlando Scorpions during the summer

PERSONAL
• Born July 3, 1996
• Son of Robert and Jacqueline Mika
• Majoring in Sport and Exercise Science

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