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Joe Matteo '04


• Four-year letterwinner for the Patriots’ varsity baseball team

• Served as captain in 2004, pitched and also started in the outfield

• Did not lose a game in senior or junior year

• As a senior, went 9-0 with a 0.70 ERA; allowed just 34 hits and 12 walks while striking out 97 batters and earning four shutouts in 60 innings of work

• Set a school record with 19 strikeouts against Roman Catholic in 2004

• Led the Patriots to an undefeated Inter-Ac League championship in 2004, a season in which the Patriots set a school record with 32 wins and two losses and outscored opponents 276-50

• Struck out 13 batters to help the Patriots win the 2004 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Tournament championship game.

• Helped lead his team to a national ranking of sixth by Collegiate Baseball, 10th by USA Today, and 16th by Baseball American. The Patriots were twice ranked as the top team in Southeastern PA by the Philadelphia Inquirer

• Twice named Inter-Ac All-League in 2003 and 2004

• In 2004, he received First Team All Southeastern Pennsylvania honors by The Philadelphia Inquirer

• Received First Team honors by the Philadelphia Daily News, Times Herald, and The Intelligencer in 2004

• Named Philadelphia Daily News Pitcher of the Year in 2004

• Selected as a Louisville Slugger All-American in 2004

• Led the 2003 Patriots (25-6) to an Inter-Ac League title in 2003 and a No. 1 ranking by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a pitcher and outfielder

• Went 6-0 with a 0.76 ERA (second best in The Times Herald area) in 42 innings. Surrendered 22 hits and 18 walks while striking out 46 batters

• Earned a crucial 8-0 shutout against Chestnut Hill Academy to win the Inter-Ac League title outright

• Pitched a 1-0 shutout against Episcopal Academy in the Independent Schools Tournament

• Named First Team All-Area by the Times Herald


• Graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance

• Four-year starter for the Mountain Hawks

• Recipient of the Anderson-Hartzell Pitching Award and Lehigh University Student Athlete Award

• Started in 44 games and appeared in 49

• Earned 19 career wins (fourth all-time), including eight games in 2006 (second all-time in single season wins)

• Pitched 270.1 innings (third all-time) and recorded 207 strikeouts (third all-time)

• Starting pitcher in the game when Lehigh Baseball earned its first-ever Patriot League title with a 5-0 win over Bucknell

• Named the 2006 Patriot League Tournament MVP after throwing a complete game shutout against Bucknell while giving up just five hits and fanning seven batters

• Named the starting pitcher in NCAA tournament game against the University of Evansville in 2006. Went six innings, allowing three earned runs on six hits

• Earned Rookie of the Week honors twice in 2005

• Named Philadelphia Daily News’ 30-Year All-Inter-Ac Honorable Mention by Ted Silary in July 2007

• Named Philadelphia Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania All-Decade Second Team in July 2010