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

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).