Career Notes: Played in 204 career games with 186 career starts ... Finished his WCU career ranked second on WCU's stolen bases list with 64 thefts during his four-years in Cullowhee while also finishing as the runner-up on the career stolen base attempts chart with 81 ... Just missed making the top 20 in career hits with 240 while ranking eighth with 55 career doubles and tied for 20th with 27 homeruns ... With 146 career RBI, finished his career ranked tied for 16th.
2011 (Senior): Appeared in 54 of WCU's 55 games on the season, making 52 starts including 36 in center field, two at first base and as the designated hitter, with one start apiece at third base and in right field ... Recorded 71 base hits to rank second on the squad, legging out 16 doubles with two triples and six homeruns ... Posted 17 multiple-hit games including nine two-hit outings, while finishing with nine multiple RBI games ... Finished with a career-best 44 RBI ... Reached base safely in 13-straight games through mid-April ... Was a perfect 26-for-26 in stolen bases on the year, ranking tied for 10th on WCU's single-season steals list and was second in the SoCon in the category on the season ... Swiped a career-high four bases in a home win over The Citadel (5/19) ... Set a career-high five base hits in six at bats at Eastern Kentucky (3/1), matching his career-best with five RBI ... Established a career-high nine at bats during the epic 20-inning game against Elon in the conference championship event ... Finished the year on a season-long nine-game hitting streak.
2010 (Junior): Started 55 of the 58 games in which he played including 21 games at second base, 17 games in the outfield, 11 as the designated hitter and three apiece at first base and shortstop ... Ranked second on the team with a .346 batting average including a team-best .360 average against right-handed pitching ... Recorded career single-season bests with 19 doubles, 11 home runs and two triples ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Tournament team after hitting right at .300 for the event with two home runs and a triple amongst his seven base hits ... Was tied for the team's longest consecutive-game hitting streak at 12 games from late March through mid-April ... Legged out his first career triple at Elon on April 17, adding a second three-bagger in the SoCon tournament ... Doubled home the go-ahead runs in the Friday night game as WCU swept Davidson at home ... Lifted a walk-off RBI single to left in the come-from-behind win over UNC Greensboro ... Ranked second on the team with 27 multiple hit games including a team-leading 20, two-hit outings while additional ranking third on the squad with 11 multiple RBI games ... Scheduled to return to the Wilson Tobs of Coastal Plain League for summer ball with teammate, T.J. Page.
2009 (Sophomore): Started 47 of the 56 games in which he played, solidifying the first base position for the Catamounts the second-half of the season with 45 starts on the right corner ... Ranked fifth on the team with a career-best .323 batting average with 12 doubles, six home runs and 37 RBI ... Posted a team season and career-long 22-game hitting streak over the final 23 games of the regular season and conference tournament ... Had 18 multiple-hit and 10 multi-RBI games including driving in a career-best five in game one of a double-header against Samford in Cullowhee ... Three of his six seasonal homers came within a four-game span including two against fourth-ranked Georgia Tech ... Ranked tied for second on the team in two-out RBI with 19.
2008 (Freshman): Made 38 appearances with 32 starts scattered between designated hitter (23), second base (3), left field (3), right field (2) and third base (1) ... Belted a solo home run to left center field for his first collegiate hit on March 1 against George Mason as a part of 3-for-5 outing which included two doubles ... Hit .318 with 34 hits in 107 at bats, finishing with eight doubles and four homers ... Tallied nine multiple-hit games and seven multi-RBI outings ... Posted a career-high 4-for-5 outing with three RBI in the opening round of the SoCon tournament against Davidson ... Had a then career-long, five-game hitting streak in late March before concluding his rookie campaign with a three-game streak ... Made one pitching appearance, tossing 0.1 inning allowing five runs - only one of which was earned - on one hit with two walks and one hit batter.
High School:As a junior at North Stafford HS, he was a first team All-Commonwealth District both as a shortstop and pitcher ... Was tabbed second team All-Northwest Region as a shortstop and second team All-Met as a pitcher by the Washington Post ... Added first team All-Area honors as a utility player ... Batted .426 with four doubles, five home runs and eight stolen bases ... On the mound, he was 7-1 with three saves ... Posted a 3.47 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 49 innings pitched ... Was a Commonwealth Games participant ... Senior season, batted .417 with three home runs, and added another All-District team honor to his resume...As a sophomore, batted .377 with 11 stolen bases.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Theodore Johns ... Son of Tracy and Jan Johns ... Has one younger sibling, Casey.
Career Game Highs:
At Bats: 9, vs. Elon (5/13/11)
Hits: 5, at Eastern Kentucky (3/1/11)
Runs: 4, four times (MR: WOFFORD, 4/24/11)
Doubles: 2, seven times (MR: DAVIDSON, 4/21/10)
Triples: 1, four times (MR: WOFFORD, 4/22/11)
Home Runs: 2, NEW YORK TECH (4/4/10)
RBI: 5, twice (MR: at Eastern Kentucky, 3/1/11)
Walks: 3, at Georgia (3/18/08)
HBP: 2, twice (MR: UNC GREENSBORO, 4/30/10)
Stolen Bases: 4, THE CITADEL (5/19/11)
Hitting Streak: 22 games (4/17/09 - 5/21/09)