Catamounts continue five-game home stand Friday vs. Kent State
2016 (Sophomore): Suffered a knee injury during off-season training ... Took a medical redshirt in 2016 ... Named to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (Freshman): Saw action in 38 games with 29 starts in the outfield including 23 in center field and six in left field ... Batted .233 with 21 hits in 90 plate appearances, tallying four doubles ... Recorded six multi-hit games, all two-hit outings ... Put together a pair of three-game hitting streaks, the second of which included three-straight, two-hit games ... Walked 10 times ... Scored 16 runs while driving in six ... Finished 5-for-6 in stolen bases ... Broke a five-game hitless streak to start his career by collecting his first collegiate base hit with a single in the home win over Kennesaw State (March 18) ... Drove in his first career run at UNCG (March 21) ... Tallied his first extra-base hit with a double as a part of his first two-hit performance against Wofford (April 3) ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was twice named All-CAP-8 over his final two seasons as a prep ... Batted a career-best .370 as a senior with 12 doubles, eight triples and a home run ... Hit .310 as a junior with 12 extra base hits ... Collected 35 stolen bases over three years on varsity ... Was also a two-time all-conference selection in football his final two seasons.
Personal: Full name is Matthew McGrath Koehler ... Was born in Chicago, Ill. ... Is the son of David and Jane Koehler ... Both of his parents were student-athletes at North Carolina State with his father playing baseball and his mother was a diver for the swimming & diving team ... Has two younger brothers, Henry and Will.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 5, twice (MR: FURMAN, 4/17/15) Hits: 2, six times (MR: VMI, 5/14/15) Runs: 2, twice (MR: at UNC Asheville, 5/1/15) Doubles: 1, four times (MR: VMI-1, 5/15/15) RBI: 1, six times (MR: VMI, 5/14/15) Walks: 2, WOFFORD (4/5/15) Hitting Streak: 3 games, twice (MR: 4/25/15 - 5/1/15)