21 Matt Holland
21 Matt Holland
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Hometown: Watkins, Iowa
High School: Marion HS
Previous College: Iowa Central CC
Position: OF/1B
Bats/Throws: L/L

2011 (SENIOR): Became the first player in school history to be named First Team All-Southland Conference and was named a Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American … finished second in the Southland with a .391 average and 93 hits … set the school single-season records for hits (93), doubles (20) and total bases (149) … hit 10 home runs, drove in 53 and scored 44 times … also posted a .626 slugging percentage and swiped seven bases … went 4-for-4 with a homer in the opener against MVSU (2/18) … went 2-for-4 with two runs at Texas (2/23) … went 2-for-4 with two RBI against Oregon State (2/26) … went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI at HBU (3/1) … went 3-for-5 with two doubles at UTPA (3/8) … hit for the cycle at Texas Tech (3/12), capping it off with a grand slam in the ninth … had three hits at Nicholls (3/19) … went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in the finale with the Colonels (3/20) … went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in the opener with UTSA (4/1) … hit a three-run shot in the finale with the Roadrunners (4/3) … delivered the game-winning two-run double at UHV (4/7)… went 3-for-3 with a run and an RBI at Lamar (4/8) … hit a two-run homer against UTPA (4/12) … hit a solo homer against SFA (4/15) … went 2-for-3 with a homer at Rice (4/20) … hit a two-run homer at Southeastern (4/23) … had three hits in each game at UT Arlington … had three hits, including a home run, in both the first and third games against Northwestern State.

2010 (JUNIOR): Played in 46 games, starting 42, for the Islanders during the season … threw two scoreless innings on the mound … had a batting average of .357 with three home runs and 22 runs driven in … scored 22 runs with seven doubles and two triples … went 5-of-6 in stolen base attempts … had two hits and a steal against Nebraska (2/26) … hit a two-run home against Nicholls (3/19) … went 4-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI at Texas Tech (3/23) … had three hits against Lamar (4/10) … delivered two hits, two runs, two RBI and a steal against Southeastern Louisiana (4/24) … had a pair of doubles and drove in three against Texas Southern (4/28) … played for Front Royal of the Valley Baseball League tying for third on the team with 16 runs scored and seven doubles.

2009 (REDSHIRT): Redshirted in 2009 due to an arm injury.

Iowa Central CC: Dual threat at Iowa Central Community College for coach Rick Pederson … named second team all-Region XI … finished second on team with a .363 average while smashing 10 home runs and driving in 44 runs … on the mound, went 2-4 with a 5.72 ERA with 30 strikeouts … hit .358 as a freshman with four homers and 24 RBI, while going 2-1 with a 2.36 ERA … named to the region all-academic team.

High School: Played at Marion High School in Marion, Iowa, for Steve Fish … batted .482 as a senior with 13 HR and 51 RBI … went 7-3 on mound in 67 IP with 68 strikeouts and a 1.04 ERA … named all-state as junior and senior.

Personal: Matthew Aaron Holland was born Aug. 21, 1987, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa … son of Terry Holland and Linda Charlstrom, while step mother is Colleen Holland … majoring in marketing.