The Waves opened the season with a 2-1 series win over Oakland
More than 1,200 WCC student-athletes received the award.
59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.
First Time Two Waves Earned Selection Since 2006
Aaron Brown Collects Three Hits
2015/SENIOR: Made 12 appearances with one starting assignment as a senior for the Waves … Tossed a total of 17.0 innings … Posted a 4.76 ERA and a .233 opponent batting average … Gave up 11 runs and 14 hits … Struck out four batters.
2014/JUNIOR: Made six relief appearances for the Waves in 2014 ... Did not give up a run in 4.0 innings pitched ... Gave up one hit and struck out six batters ... Batters hit .071 against him ... Through full innings of relief on three occasions ... Pitched scoreless, no-hit innings against Utah Valley (2/22) and San Francisco (4/17).
2013/SOPHOMORE: Made 15 appearances as a sophomore out of the Pepperdine bullpen ... Posted a 1-0 record with a 2.60 ERA with 12 strikeouts and six walks in 17.1 innings ... Did not allow an earned run in final six appearances, spanning 4.2 innings ... Struck out a season-high three in a season-long 3.0 innings of relief at USC, collecting the win against the Trojans ... Appeared in five West Coast Conference games, posting a 0.00 ERA, allowing just six hits in 4.2 innings with three strikeouts ... Named to the WCC All-Academic Team.
2012/FRESHMAN: In his true freshman season, Snider made 14 relief appearances out of the bullpen for the Waves ... He finished with an 0-2 record, 6.23 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 17.1 innings of work ... Made first career appearance on Feb. 18 vs. Oklahoma, throwing 1.2 innings, not allowing a hit and striking out one ... Had a career-high five strikeouts in 3.1 innings of work vs. Texas A&M (3/24) ... Second-highest strikeout total came on April 15 vs. Portland, when he struck out four in 3.0 shutout innings of work, not allowing a hit ... In two of his final three appearances of the season, he did not allow a hit in 1.2 innings of work, 1.0 vs. Loyola Marymount (5/19) and 0.2 vs. San Diego (5/26) ... He struck out two during that period ... Tallied three strikeouts in 2.0 innings of work vs. San Francisco ... His 20 strikeouts was second-most amongst Pepperdine relievers.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Los Altos High School...Three year member of school honor roll...Played three years of varsity baseball under Sandy Whitol...Hit .522 with 30 RBI and 20 stolen bases as a senior...Two-time All-De Anza League first team selection...Named team MVP for junior and senior seasons...Named first team All-Mercury News and second team All-Region as a senior.
PERSONAL: Given name is Mathew Alexander Snider...Son of Mat and Sandi Snider...Has one sister, Kaitlyn (15)...Father played baseball at University of the Pacific and Aunt played softball at Pacific...Major undeclared...Career goal is to work with Major League Baseball...Lists biggest sports thrill as making a run at the CIF Central Coast Section championship in his senior season in high school.
FAVORITES: Enjoys snowboarding and playing video games with friends in his free time...Lists Derek Jeter as his biggest sports hero, commenting that Jeter plays the game the right way...Favorites include San Francisco Giants (pro baseball team), Moneyball (book), The Natural (movie), Friends (TV show) and ribs (food).