|Hometown:||La Mesa, Calif.|
|Previous College:||Grossmont College|
GROSSMONT: Was a two-time All-Pacific Coast League catcher for the Griffins Played two years (2006-07) for Head Coach Randy Abshier hitting .365 with eight home runs and 34 RBI as a freshman and .370 with two homers and 29 RBI as a sophomore in 2007.
MISSION BAY HS: Lettered for three seasons from 2002-05, for Head Coach Dennis Pugh at Mission Bay High School in San Diego Was the Buccaneers' most valuable player as a senior, hitting .409 with two home runs to his credit Was a first-team All-Western League selection in 2005 Part of the 2004 CIF Championship squad Earned a San Diego Union Tribune Player of the Week honor on Apr. 26, 2005.
PERSONAL: Born on August 4, 1987, in Chula Vista, Calif. Parents are Thomas and Gloria Powell Full name is Matt Clinton Powell Has one older brother (Dante) Major is kinesiology Greatest sports thrill is hitting home runs Favorites include: San Diego Padres (team), The Natural and Bull Durham (movies), Thrice, TI and Trapt (musical artists), myspace.com, and google.com (websites).