53 - Matt Powell
Matt Powell
Height: 5-11
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Mesa, Calif.
Previous College: Grossmont College
Position: C
B/T: R/R
Experience: JC

GROSSMONT: Was a two-time All-Pacific CoastLeague catcher for the Griffins • Played two years (2006-07)for Head Coach Randy Abshier hitting .365 with eight home runs and34 RBI as a freshman and .370 with two homers and 29 RBI as asophomore in 2007.

MISSION BAY HS: Lettered for three seasons from2002-05, for Head Coach Dennis Pugh at Mission Bay High School inSan Diego • Was the Buccaneers' most valuable player as asenior, hitting .409 with two home runs to his credit • Was afirst-team All-Western League selection in 2005 • Part of the2004 CIF Championship squad • Earned a San Diego Union TribunePlayer of the Week honor on Apr. 26, 2005.

PERSONAL: Born on August 4, 1987, in ChulaVista, Calif. • Parents are Thomas and Gloria Powell •Full name is Matt Clinton Powell • Has one older brother(Dante) • Major is kinesiology • Greatest sports thrillis 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).