2006: Played in 25 games with seven starts ... tripled in second-game win over No. 25 James Madison (3/29) ... stole base in victory at Belmont (2/17) ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll academic honoree.
Appalachian State University: Batted .296 as sophomore and started 48 games as freshman ... played in Valley League last season with Front Royal Cardinals and in 2004 with Woodstock Riverbandits ... named to All-SoCon Academic Honor Roll in 2004 and 2005 ... earned Dean's List distinction in 2004.
High School: Attended high school at Notre Dame Academy ... named first-team all-county and honorable mention all-metro ... hit .450 as junior and .350 as senior ... participated in East Coast Professional Showcase his junior year ... named to All-Defensive Team at 2001 16-year-old Babe Ruth World Series ... played in Virginia Commonwealth Games as sophomore.
Personal: Born Sept. 9, 1984 ... son of Wayne and Susan Mathias ... has two siblings, Michael (26) and Anne (24) ... comes from long line of athletes: father played baseball at Fairmont State, grandfather, Dr. Robert Bickford, played baseball at Maryland, uncle Mark Bickford played baseball at Salisbury State, cousin Scott Bickford played baseball at Notre Dame ... cousin Monty Mathias played baseball at Stetson and brother, Michael, ran cross country and track at Bridgewater College ... majoring in physical education Pre-K to adult.