MISCELLANEOUS: Earned Black Knights' roster spot as "walk-on" during freshman season ... has spent past three seasons as reserve outfielder on Army roster ... caught attention of coaching staff with desired versatility ... solid outfield defender ... capable of playing left field or center field ... exciting offensive prospect as well ... features impressive left-handed batting stroke at plate ... owns great deal of natural ability ... will compete for a starting position this spring ... provides valuable left-handed bat off the bench ... may see additional playing time as defensive replacement ... dangerous pinch-runner off the bench as well ... boasts selfless attitude ... product of USMA Prep School.
2011: Played in nine games as a junior ... drew first two starts of his career during Army's annual spring break trip to Florida ... went 0-for-2 in first career start versus Pittsburgh ... started second straight game the very next day against Ohio State, going 0-for-3 with a run scored ... worked first career walk versus the Buckeyes ... appeared as a defensive replacement against Stony Brook, Navy and Yale during the regular season ... saw action as a pinch-runner opposite Maryland and Akron ... entered as a pinch-hitter versus Navy in the third game of the Patriot League Championship Series.
2010: Saw action in one game ... called upon as defensive replacement against Marist in WPDH Hudson Valley Baseball Classic ... laid down perfect sacrifice bunt in only plate appearance.
2009: Appeared in one contest ... drew late game reserve duty during Black Knights' home non-league defeat of Columbia ... did not figure statistically against Lions.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Ruly Medrano at Eastwood High ... earned two varsity letters ... served as team captain during senior campaign ... two-time all-district selection in outfield ... garnered pair of all-city citations as well ... named district rookie of the year as a junior ... played golf during one-year stay at USMA Prep School.
PERSONAL: Given name is Matthew Wade Carter ... born May 19, 1989, in El Paso, Texas ... parents' names are Yvette and Michael Carter ... father, Michael, retired from U.S. Army with rank of major ... enjoys "off-roading" and playing golf in spare time ... majoring in Engineering Management.