Donna Papa
 
UNC Softball Bio
21 Sydney Matzko
Matzko Matzko 1887298

Career Honors:
» 2016 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2016 (Sophomore): Made eight pitching appearances, with five starts and two complete games in February before missing the remainder of the season due to injury • Went 2-3 with a complete-game shutout over 30.0 innings • Posted a 4.43 ERA, allowing 40 hits and 15 walks • Captured her first victory of the season against Northwestern (2/19), tossing 2.2 shutouts innings of relief allowing just two hits and no walks • Hurled a 2-hit shutout against IUPUI with four strikeouts over five innings • Inactive beginning March 4 • Received a medical redshirt for the season.

2015 (Freshman): Made 30 appearances in the circle during her first year at UNC, starting 15 games • Recorded a team-best 2.39 ERA to go along with a 14-5 record and 77 strikeouts • Allowed just one hit over 7.1 innings pitched in an extra-innings combined shutout against Boston College (3/15).

Prep: Led Torrington to a 70-9 regular season record over her four year career • Registered 345 strikeouts and a .27 ERA with a 23-1 record as a junior • Team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior • Named All Copper as a freshman • Named All-NVL and all-state as a sophomore, junior, and senior • Helped team to NVL title in 2013 • Named Bogs Scholarship Foundation Player of the Year • Named Register Citizen’s Female Athlete of the Year • Ranked #41 in StudentSports.com’s Top 100 Seniors • President of the Varsity Club and member of the Ceramics Club • Earned the Award for Academic Excellence in 2011 and 2012. 

Personal: Born Sydney Amanda Matzko on Oct. 7 • Daughter of Lisa and Scott Matzko • Participates in the Richard A. Baddour Leadership Academy as a member of the Veteran Leaders program and serves as a CREED Mentor • Majoring in Exercise and Sport Science.

Career Statistics
Year App GS CG ERA W-L SV SHO/CB IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR BF B/Avg
2015 30 15 6 2.39 14-5 0 2/5 105.1 92 47 36 45 77 12 1 6 466 .229
2016 8 5 2 4.43 2-3 0 1/0 30 40 23 19 15 17 8 0 3 150 .301
TOTAL 38 20 8 2.84 16-8 0 3/5 135.1 132 70 55 60 94 20 1 9 616 .247

 

 

 

Position: Pitcher
Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Torrington, Conn.
High School: Torrington
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