6 Matt Halloran  
Matt Halloran

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Eden Prairie, Minn.

High School:
Eden Prairie

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
C

Bats/Throws:
L/R


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2014:
Started five games, one at catcher and four at designated hitter • hit an RBI double against Northern Illinois • picked up a run and RBI in three at-bats vs Creighton (2/21) • season ended early due to injury • Academic All-Big Ten.

2013 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Academic All-Big Ten • hit to a mark of .225 in 142 at bats in 47 games • started at catcher in 35 of his 36 starts • tied for the team lead in multiple RBI games with seven • ranked second on the team in doubles (13), RBI (26), and home runs (2) • fifth on the team with a .359 slugging %• maintained a .986 fielding percentage while throwing out 14 of 37 potential base stealers • held a five game hitting streak between 4/27-5/5 • had eight multiple hit games • went 2-5 with two RBI, one run scored, and a home run against Nebraska-Omaha (3/12) • hit two doubles while going 2-5 with an RBI against Indiana St. • went 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI in the South Dakota St. game (3/27) • in a three game series at Iowa (4/26-28) went a combined 4-11 (.364) with three runs scored, five RBI, and three extra base hits • his four RBI against Iowa (4/27) set a single-game career high • had two hits in four at-bats and a run scored against Nebraska (5/11) • went 2-3 with two RBI and a HBP against Illinois (5/17) • started all four games at catcher in the Big Ten Tournament, batted 5-15 (.333) with two doubles, four RBI, a walk, and a home run.

2012 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Third-Team All-Big Ten honoree • Academic All-Big Ten• batted .307 in 150 at bats and played in 48 games • ranked fourth on the team in hits (46) and RBI (23) • held a .386 on-base percentage and a .407 slugging percentage• had 12 multiple-hit games and an eight-game hit streak • batted .321 in Big Ten Conference play • had three hits and 16 putouts in the Hamline win (3/7) • went 2-5 against Kansas (3/10) • went 1-3 with two RBI in the 4-3 win over Cal Poly (3/19) • went 2-4 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored in the 9-3 win over South Dakota State (3/28) • opened the Big Ten Conference season against Michigan and went 1-3 win a run scored (3/30) • hit a bottom of the 10th, walkoff home run over Michigan to help the Gophers to a series sweep (4/1) • went 5-11 in the Northwestern series sweep, including two 2-4 games (4/13-15) • knocked in two runs and went 3-5 against Michigan State (4/21) • reached base three of four times in the win over MSU (4/21) when he was hit by a pitch twice and had a run scored and had a hit • held a career-high three RBI when he hit a two-run home run and had a run scored in the 5-4 win over Iowa (4/27) • had five RBI in the series win over the Hawkeyes • held a career-high 4-4 game with a walk and a run scored against Nebraska (5/13).

2011 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Appeared in 14 games, making nine starts at catcher, and batted .125 with three doubles and a run batted in • letterwinner• his first two collegiate hits were each doubles, versus Gonzaga on March 12 and at Sacramento State on March 16 • went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI at Sacramento State on March 17.

HIGH SCHOOL:
Graduated from Eden Prairie High School • coached by his father Mike Halloran and Scott Hackett • named All-State, All-Area and All-Conference as a senior • was also a candidate for the state award for Mr. Baseball • helped lead Eden Prairie to the 2010 State Championship • also played hockey and football for Eden Prairie • was part of the 2008-09 State Championship hockey team at Eden Prairie • also played on the Eden Prairie Legion team that finished runner-up in the World Series • received the Rawlings Big Stick Award for compiling the most total bases in the national tournament • batted .431 with 10 home runs and 70 RBI during the Legion season • as a senior he also went 18-2-1 with a .925 save percentage in net for the Eden Prairie hockey team.

PERSONAL:
Plans to major in Finance • son of Michael and Laura Halloran • his father, Michael, played for the Gophers from 1984-87 • lists biggest sports thrills as playing in the Legion World Series and playing in the state championship at Target Field • enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time • born on Aug. 29, 1991.