1   Krista Matsui
Krista Matsui

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Plainfield, Ill.

High School:
Plainfield South

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R


2011: Played in 44 of 53 games ... Started 28 games, including 17 at third base and 11 at shortstop ... Second on the team in sacrifice bunts with eight ... Hit her first career home run, a three-run shot, versus St. John's (2/27/11) ... Added a second homer to her season total, keying a Huskie comeback at Ball State (5/7/11).

2010: Only Huskie to start all 59 games, 17 at second base and 39 at shortstop ... Team leader in sacrificed bunts (13) and assists (106), and her seven stolen bases was third for the Huskies... Finished with 126 at bats and five RBIs ... Holds a .246 batting average with 31 hits ... Posted eight multi-hit games and went 3-for-3 vs. UC Riverside (3/14/11).

2009: Participated in 48 of NIU's 57 games, starting 42 ... Played on the left side of the infield, starting 32 games at shortstop and 10 at third base ... Went 4-of-64 from the plate (.062) ... Third on the team with seven sacrifices.

High School:
Four-year varsity letterwinner in softball who earned three letters in basketball and two in volleyball at Plainfield (Ill.) South High School ... Team co-captain of the basketball team her sophomore and senior years ... Earned first team All-Suburban Prairie Conference in softball and second team All-SPC honors in basketball her senior season ... Helped lead the Cougars to a regional, sectional and 4A super sectional championships and a ninth-place finish in the state in 2008 ... Selected to the Chicago Sun-Times Super 60 in Illinois as one of the top 60 seniors in the state.

Personal: Daughter of Gail and Eugene Matsui ... Huskie Scholar for 2008-09 academic year. Major: Business. Birthday: September 23, 1989.

MATSUI'S CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO AVG
2009 49/43 64 6 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 16 .063
2010 59/59 126 13 31 4 0 0 5 11 4 22 .246
2011 44/28 66 15 15 2 0 2 11 4 1 10 .227
CAREER 152/130 256 34 50 6 0 2 17 16 6 48 .195
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