Imposing outfielder/first baseman known for hard-nosed competitiveness and hustle ... packed plenty of power into 6-4, 230-pound frame ... appeared in 132 career games (66 starts), totaling 45 RBI, nine home runs and 14 doubles ... turned in strong ?99 summer in the Alaska League (with the Mat-Su Miners), ? member of winningest class in ND baseball history (188-67-1).
AS A SENIOR: Appeared in 22 games (two starts), batting .240 with four RBI (HR, 2 2B) ? hit 2-for-3 in sweep of Valparaiso (2 R, 2B, BB) ? launched solo home run, walked and scored vs. Detroit (12-1) ? doubled and scored twice in 25-1 NCAA win over South Alabama.
AS A JUNIOR: Hit .245 in 31 games and 11 starts (9 RBI, 4 HR, 2 2B) ... launched pair of towering first-pitch home runs at University of the Pacific (5-2) ... his sac. fly broke 2-2 tie vs. Eastern Michigan (4-2) ... hit 3-for-10 in sweep of BC (RBI single, run, 2-run HR) ? homered in BIG EAST Tournament vs. Rutgers (6-2).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Appeared in 30 games (20 starts), batting .286 with 14 RBI (HR, 6 2B) ... had RBI single vs. Wake Forest (8-5) ... helped post 12-3 win over Illinois (2B, 2 RBI, R) ... hit by 9th-inning pitch before motoring for tying run (9-9) in NCAA Regional title game at Mississippi State (MSU won 10-9).
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 49 games, starting 33 at mostly left field ... hit .200 with 18 RBI (4 2B, 3 HR) ? went 2-for-4 with RBI vs. Penn State (6-3) ... hit 3-for-8 in sweep of Villanova (2 RBI, R, 2B) ... singled and scored vs. Rutgers (10-1) ... singled to plate Jeff Felker with winning run vs. Pittsburgh (3-2), going 2-for-3 in 9-8 win over Panthers (2-run HR) ? hit 2-run shot vs. Cleveland State (6-4) ? had three RBI vs. Seton Hall (17-8; 2 BB, 2 R), adding 2-run shot vs. Oakland (10-5) ... posted solid series at St. John's (4-for-11, 4 RBI) ... had RBI in BIG EAST Tournament vs. West Virginia (7-2).
PREP & PERSONAL: Led Santa Margarita High School to national ranking as first baseman/outfielder with 19 career HRs ... twice all-city in baseball and football ... offensive tackle and defensive end on nationally-ranked football state champions ... father Mike Strickroth is a 1975 Notre Dame graduate ... born Aug. 27, 1980, in Long Beach, Calif. ... son of Mike and Cathy Strickroth ... full name is Matt Michael Strickroth ... graduated with 3.20 cumulative GPA as marketing major in Mendoza College of Business.
Strickroth's Career Stats