Junior (2012):Appeared in 26 games, starting 22...missed first half of the season, recovering from a preseason injury...batted .329 with 28 hits...led Falcon middle infielders with .963 fielding percentage at shortstop...second on team with 72 assists...went 4-for-5 with three doubles and three RBIs in a game vs. San Diego State...had three hits and three runs in a game vs. Northern Colorado...had seven assists in a game vs. UNLV....had 23 errorless games...CollegeSportsMadness Mountain West Player of the Week on April 28.
Sophomore (2011): Appeared in 54 games, starting 50 at third base...batted .247 with 41 hits and 23 runs scored...nine doubles, a triple and two home runs...second on team with 114 assists...tied for team-lead with three sac-flies...homered against Portland and hit a grand slam against Sacramento State...had career-high four hits, three runs and five assists in a game against Utah.
Freshman (2010): Sat out 2010 season under NCAA transfer rule.
Sewanee University: Attended Sewanee in 2008-09 and practiced with baseball team but did not appear in any games.
High School (Judge Memorial Catholic - Salt Lake City, Utah): Lettered four years in baseball (two at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. and two at Judge Memorial)...set Utah state high school record with 50 hits and 43 singles as a junior in 2007, garnering first-team all region honors...first-team all-state, first-team all-region and state tournament all-tournament team as a senior...helped lead Judge Memorial to state title as a senior in 2008...high school baseball coach was Jeff Myaer...member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 33...nickname is Thorny...has a younger sister...favorite TV show is Lost...favorite movie is Man on Fire...the most notable thing about his home town is that its in the geographic center of Tennessee...credits his father as having the biggest influence on his sports career...son of Tim and Diane Thorne.
Getting to know Matt:
Greatest moment in sports: 2008 high school state championship.
Favorite food: Anything deep fried.
Favorite Movie: Man on Fire.
Favorite athlete: Adrian Peterson.
Thorne's Career Stats