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  Stephanie Mata

Stephanie Mata

Player Profile


Wheeling, Ill.

High School:




2006: Saw action in 47 games, making 44 starts ... four home runs and 11 RBI ... 2-5 including a home run vs. IUPUI ... hit a home run and drove in three at Middle Tennessee State ... two doubles ... two stolen bases ... 13 runs scored.

2005: Played in 46 games, making 29 starts ... one home run, three triples and 14 RBI's ... batted .400 with runners in scoring position ... five stolen bases ... seven sacrifice bunts ... three outfield assists ... three multi-hit games ... 3-3 with an RBI triple vs. George Mason ... homered and recorded game-winning RBI on a walk-off triple vs. Samford ... RBI triple and two runs scored at Tennessee State.

2004: Made 33 starts in 47 games played ... two home runs, one double and eight RBI's ... three stolen bases ... batted .500 with the bases loaded ... homered in consecutive days at the Southeast Missouri Spring Classic ... first came on a game-tying solo shot vs. Southwest Missouri State ... second came as part of a 2-4 performance with three RBI the following day.

Prep: Played shortstop at Wheeling High School under coach Michael Burke ... three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Area Player of the Year ... named team MVP ... named offensive and defensive Player of the Year ... Wheeling Athlete of the Year and Rookie of the Year ... coached by Michael Burke ... also competed on the volleyball, basketball and bowling teams ... three-time All-Academic Athlete Award recipient

Personal: Born 11-22-84 ... daughter of Dolores Mata ... favorite athlete is Mark Prior ... biggest athletic thrill was finishing in second place at Nationals with summer league team ... Southeast Scholar Athlete majoring in Physical Education ... also recruited by Eastern Illinois, Chicago, Emory, Towson and Lehigh.

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