24 - Crystal Matich
Crystal Matich
Height: 5-11
Year: Senior
Hometown: Santa Rosa, Calif.
High School: El Molino
Position: S

AS A SENIOR IN 2007: Started in all 31 of the Broncos contests ... named a 2007 AVCA All-American honorable mention ... received AVCA All-Pacific Region honors ... named the WCC's Player of the Year as well as a first team all-conference honoree ... finished the season with 1,453 assists, 33 service aces and a .331 hitting percentage ... ranked third on SCU's all-time assist average list, fourth in career assists and seventh on the all-time service aces list ... recorded her sixth double-double of the season with a match-high 63 assists and 13 digs against Saint Mary's (Nov. 9) ... dished out a match-high 59 assists against then-No. 15 San Diego (Nov. 3) ... posted her fi fth double-double of the season with 52 assists and 11 digs against USF (Nov. 1) ... registered a match-best three service aces and dished out 53 assists and two total blocks against Gonzaga (Oct. 25) ... had a match-high .667 hitting percentage (6-0-9) and dished out 50 assists against LMU (Oct. 20) ... dished out a compiled a match-high 64 assists against Pepperdine (Oct. 18) ... compiled a .571 hitting percentage (4-0-7) against Saint Mary's (Oct. 12) ... posted a matchhigh six total blocks against Sacamento State (Oct. 9) ... dished out 36 assists against USF (Oct. 7) ... led the match against then-No. 14 San Diego (Oct. 4) with a .636 hitting percentage (7-0-11) and dished out two aces and 48 assists ... posted a match-high .714 hitting percentage (5-0-7) while dishing out 42 assists against Gonzaga (Sept. 29) ... handed out 55 assists and rrecorded two total blocks against Portland (Sept. 27) ... tallied a double-double with 32 assists and 10 digs against UNLV (Sept. 23) ... registered a .429 hitting percentage (3-0-7) against San Jose State (Sept. 21) ... received SCU Invitational all-tournament team honors ... dished out 59 assists and five total blocks against Notre Dame (Sept. 16) ... posted a double-double with 67 assists and 22 digs against UCSB (Sept. 15) ... tied the team-high six kills and compiled a match-high .556 hitting percentage (6-1-9) against No. 11 Cal (Sept. 14) ... handed out 60 assists and two service aces against UC Davis (Sept. 13) ... named to Waikiki Beach Marriott Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament team ... dished out a season-high 52 assists against then-No. 16 Hawai'i (Sept. 8) ... had 29 assists and four service aces against Eastern Washington (Sept. 7) ... received Florida Invitational all-tournament team honors ... recorded 31 assists and a .400 hitting percentage (2-0-5) against Florida (Sept. 1) ... tallied match-highs in hitting percentage (.667), assists (47) and aces (5) against Georgia Southern (Aug. 31) ... posted 42 assists against NC State (Aug. 31) ... named to the Boise State Invitational all-tournament team ... recorded four kills, 39 assists and three blocks against Boise State (Aug. 25) ... posted a season best 48 assists while going 3-for-4 in kills with no errors against Texas-San Antonio (Aug. 25) ... dished out 39 assists against CSU-Fullerton (Aug. 24).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2006: Started all 19 matches in which she appeared, playing in 62 games ... missed nine matches due to a stress fracture in her foot ... averaged 13.32 assists per game to go with 1.10 kills, 1.90 digs, and 0.34 aces a game ... was named MVP of the Fresno State Invitational after averaging 13.67 assists and 1.11 blocks a game ... named WCC Player of the Week for week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3 after averaging 14.17 assists and 2.50 digs a game in wins over Valparaiso and Notre Dame ... passed out 58 assists and made 17 digs in win over Missouri on Sept. 8 ... had 10 kills and 67 assists in win at San Jose State on Sept. 12 ... was named to Stanford Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.89 assists over the three matches ... passed out 66 assists and made 11 digs in win over Sacramento State on Sept. 19 ... was out from Sept. 28-Nov.2 with foot injury ... returned to action on Nov. 2 at Pepperdine ... had 45 assists in win over Gonzaga on Nov. 11.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2005: Earned AVCA Third Team All-American honors... named one of the Top 5 setters in the nation according to Collegiate Volleyball Update... competed in 31 matches, compiling 1,517 assists, 101 kills, and 45 service aces in 109 games... placed on the All-Tournament team in the Palo Alto Regional of the NCAA Tournament... picked as the Collegiate Volleyball Update National Player of the Week (12/5)... selected as an All-Pacific Region Honorable Mention... guided team to a stellar .393 hitting percentage against then-No. 5 Stanford (12/3) while handing out 66 assists... named All-WCC Honorable Mention... Produced career highs in digs (15) and kills (8) against California (11/15)... dished out 69 assists and collected seven digs, four kills and two blocks against San Francisco (10/21)... tied her career high in aces with six against Gonzaga (10/7)... recorded a career-high 70 assists in four games against Pepperdine (10/2)... had 61 assists against Utah (9/17), while adding four blocks... earned All-Tournament honors at the Bronco Invitational.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2004: Started on nine occasions and saw action in 25 matches... split time at setter, recording 26 assists and 10 digs in season opener against Sacramento State... added 30 assists against Arkansas... recorded 30 assists and eight digs at Hawaii... posted 20 assists against Appalachian State and Arkansas-Little Rock... netted 33 assists and nine digs at San Jose State... recorded 39 assists against Gonzaga... added three service aces against the Bulldogs... earned first start at San Diego... netted a then-career-high 52 assists at San Francisco... added 38 assists at Gonzaga.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2004 graduate of El Molino High School in Forestville, Calif... played for coaches Bear and Leslie Grassl... led team to undefeated league seasons in sophomore, junior and senior years... garnered high school All-America honors... named El Molino's 2004 Athlete of the Year... advanced to the state championship as a sophomore and NorCals during sophomore and junior seasons... named SCL MVP junior and senior years... a four-time first team All-League honoree... played club with Empire... ranked fourth nationally for setters... a Fab-50 by Volleyball Magazine... named 2003 Empire Athlete of the Year... placed fifth with 18s at Festival... also played basketball and ran track... won SCL in high jump as a sophomore... a member of the Honors Society.

PERSONAL: Full name is Crystal Marcelle Matich... parents are Steve and Ginger Matich... has a younger brother, Ken, 17... interests are in wakeboarding and water skiing... a liberal studies major who is planning to become a special education teacher.

 

Matich's Career Statistics

 

Year M G K E TA PCT SA BS BA D AS RE BE SE
2004 25 88 8 2 19 .316 24 0 2 139 606 0 2 49
2005 31 109 101 27 230 .322 45 3 57 197 1,517 0 4 75
2006 19 62 68 16 156 .333 21 1 33 118 826 0 6 25
2007 31 108 129 38 275 .331 33 8 41 239 1435 1 5 47
Career 106 367 306 83 680 .328 123 12 133 693 4384 1 17 196

 

 

Matich's Career Highs

Kills 10 at San Jose State, Sept. 12, 2006
Attempts 16 twice, last vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 16, 2007
Hitting Pct. 1.000 three times, last vs. Stony Brook, Sept. 24, 2005
Assists 70 at Pepperdine, Oct. 2, 2005
Aces 6 twice, last vs. Gonzaga, Oct. 7, 2005
Digs 22 vs. UC Santa Barbara, Sept. 15, 2007
Block Solos 3 vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 16, 20075
Block Assists 6 twice, last at Sacramento State, Oct. 9, 2007
Total Blocks 6 twice, last at Sacramento State, Oct. 9, 2007