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21 Matt Thaiss
Matt  Thaiss

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Jackson, N.J.

High School:
Jackson Memorial

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 195

Position:
C

05/23/2016

Four Cavaliers Named to 2016 All-ACC Team

Jones (first team), Thaiss and Smith (second team) and Clement (third team) earn honors

05/21/2016

No. 8 Virginia Sweeps Virginia Tech with 4-1 Win

Cavaliers win for 11th time in last 12 games

05/20/2016

No. 8 Virginia Walks Off with 7-6 Win over Virginia Tech

Cavaliers walk off on Gerstenmaier's ninth-inning, bases-loaded walk

05/19/2016

No. 8 Virginia Rolls to 8-3 Win over Virginia Tech

Cavaliers pile up 14 hits in series-opening win

05/14/2016

No. 12 UVA Clinches Series with 9-4 Win over Georgia Tech

Alec Bettinger tosses first career complete game as Cavaliers win eighth straight

06/24/2015

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt - CWS Finals (6/24)

Virginia took on Vanderbilt in game three of the College World Series Finals.

06/23/2015

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt (CWS Game 2 - 06/23/15)

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt (CWS Game 2 - 06/23/15)

06/22/2015

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt (CWS 06/20/15)

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt in the CWS Finals

06/20/2015

Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators (CWS 06/20/15)

The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators in the College World Series on June 6, 2015.

06/19/2015

Baseball College World Series: Virginia vs. Florida

Virginia takes on Florida at the College World Series

2015
• Named Third-Team All-America catcher by Louisville Slugger and NCBWA
• Semifinalist for Dick Howser Trophy (national POY)
• Earned spot on USA Baseball Collegiate National Team
• Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List
• Started 67 of 68 games (41 at catcher, 9 at DH, 17 at 1B)
• Finished 14th in ACC in batting (.323) and fourth in RBI (60)
• Led team in slugging (.512) and OBP (.413); finished second on team with 82 hits
• Batted .321 in ACC games (second on team, 18th in league)
• Also ranked fourth in ACC in RBI (29) and seventh in doubles (10) in conference games - both team highs
• Batted team-best .318 in NCAA tournament (14-for-44); had eight-game hit streak in tournament play from May 30-June 20 
• Hit solo home run in College World Series win over Florida to clinch berth in CWS Finals (6/20)
• Scored game’s lone run in UVa’s 1-0 win over Florida in second game at CWS (6/15)
• Went 4-for-8 in NCAA super regional sweep of Maryland
• Was 4-for-11 with four runs and four RBI in NCAA regional; reached base six times in championship game vs. USC (two hits, four walks)
• Named ACC Player of the Week on April 27; was 11-for-23 (.478) with 11 hits and 11 RBI during UVa’s five games that week
• Started 27 of 28 games behind the plate at one point during season
• Injured ankle in Sunday game at Georgia Tech; missed the April 15 game vs. William & Mary and did not catch again until May 22 against Notre Dame in ACC Tournament

2014
• Played in 26 games with 16 starts as DH
• Recorded five doubles
• Hit RBI single in ACC tournament against Florida State (5/24)
• Was 2-for-2 off bench in win at Wake Forest (5/16)
• Went 3-for-3 with double and pair of RBI in win over William & Mary (4/16)
• Doubled twice as part of 3-for-4 day in win over ECU (2/23)
• Went 2-for-5 in win at UNCW (2/16)

JACKSON MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
• Selected by Boston Red Sox in 32nd round of 2013 MLB Draft
• Twice named First-Team All-State
• Batted .343 with 17 homers and 70 RBI in high school career
• Named First-Team All-Shore Conference three times
• Also a three-time all-county honoree
• Coached by Frank Malta
• Named to High Honor Roll all four years
• Recipient of Principal's Leadership Award and member of National Science Honor Society
• Played travel team baseball with Tri State Arsenal

PERSONAL
• Parents are Kevin and Deborah Thaiss
• Has two brothers, Justin and Kyle

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