Celina Matthias
Celina Matthias
Title: Student Assistant
Email: celinamatthias@csus.edu
Year: 1st Season
Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.

2018 Season
A third team all-Pacific Region selection, Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year and first team all-league choice after earning the win or save in 25 of the Hornets’ 31 victories…in 42 appearances (29 starts), she went 20-11 with a 2.11 ERA, five saves, 24 complete games and seven shutouts…in 212.2 innings, she allowed just 167 hits while striking out 207 batters…opponents hit just .215 when she was in the circle…became the fifth Hornet in the Div. I era (1990-pres.) to be named all-region multiple times as she was named third team all-Pacific Region in 2016…also named the Big Sky Pitcher of the Year twice during her career (2016, 2018)…led the Big Sky in wins, appearances, ERA, strikeouts, strikeouts looking (64) and opponents batting average…ranked second in innings and saves…ranked 13th in the nation in saves…a three-time Big Sky Pitcher of the Week (April 9, April 23, April 30)…an all-Big Sky Tournament selection…became just the second pitcher in the program’s Div. I era (1990-pres.) to win 20 games on multiple occasions (also won 20 in 2016)…right-handers batted just .207 against Matthias…opponents hit just .163 (41-for-252) with two outs…was inserted into the lineup in each of the final 12 games of the season where she received the first 30 at-bats of her career…hit .233 (7-for-30) with a double and two RBIs…in the Hornets’ NCAA Tournament opening game at No. 3 seed UCLA, Matthias shut out the Bruins’ fourth-ranked offense the first four innings of the game…one of the top pitchers in school history, Matthias became just the third pitcher in the team’s Div. I era to record 50 career wins, and finished with career marks of 58-45 with 12 saves and a 3.01 ERA…in 681 innings pitched, she struck out 516 batters…had 145 appearances, 92 starts, 65 complete games and 17 shutouts…among Sacramento State Div. I era career leaders, she ranks first in appearances and saves, third in wins, strikeouts and innings pitched, fourth in starts and complete games, and fifth in shutouts…averaged 5.30 strikeouts per seven innings over her career.

2017 Season
Appeared in 26 games in the circle for the Hornets, including 17 starts, seven complete games, two shutouts and one save…went 8-9 with a 3.43 ERA…in 102.0 innings, she struck out 83 batters and yielded just a .260 opponents batting average…tossed a three-hit shutout against Nevada and a five-hit shutout vs. Northern Colorado…struck out a season-high nine batters on three occasions…went 4-3 with a save and a 3.18 ERA in league play…named Big Sky Pitcher of the Week on May 1.

2016 Season
Named third team all-Pacific Region, Big Sky Conference Pitcher of the Year and first team all-Big Sky…was also a four-time Big Sky Pitcher of the Week selection…became the 12th Hornet - and fifth pitcher - to receive all-region accolades during the program’s Div. I era (1990-pres.)…finished the season 20-13 with six saves, a 2.94 ERA and 131 strikeouts in 214.1 innings pitched…the 20 wins were the most by a Hornet since 1997 and she became just the fourth Sacramento State pitcher in the Div. I era to record 20 wins in a season…in addition, her six saves are tied for the best single-season mark in program history and her 214.1 innings pitched are the fourth highest total in the program’s Div. I era…her six saves were the eighth best mark in the nation…her innings pitched accounted for more than 65 percent of the Hornet pitching staff’s entire total (325.1 ip) from the season…factored into 26 of the Hornets’ 28 wins with her 20 victories and six saves…pitched in 46 of the Hornets’ 50 games, amassing 29 starts, 22 complete games and six shutouts while limiting the opposition to a .268 batting average…among Big Sky leaders, she led the conference in wins, saves, shutouts, appearances and innings pitched…in Big Sky games, she went 11-3 with 12 complete games, three shutouts, four saves and a 2.47 ERA…at home, she was nearly untouchable, going 10-1 with three saves and a 0.97 ERA…had a stretch of 34.0 consecutive scoreless innings, which ranked as the second longest scoreless inning streak in Sacramento State’s Div. I history…that included a stretch from April 12-15 where she threw four straight shutouts, which garnered her National Pitcher of the Week accolades from College Sports Madness…won eight straight decisions from April 1-16.

2015 Season
Was used heavily during her true freshman season, making a team-high 31 appearances at pitcher…started 17 games and posted 12 complete games, two shutouts and a team-high 152.0 innings pitched…went 10-12 with a 4.10 ERA, which included 95 strikeouts…limited opponents to a .268 batting average…Matthias and teammate Caitlin Brooks (15) accounted for all but three of the Hornets’ wins…the 152.0 innings pitched tied for the fourth most in the Big Sky Conference…threw a no-hitter in a 12-0 five-inning game against North Dakota, becoming the first Hornet to throw a no-hitter since 2011…in that game, she allowed just one walk while striking out a season-best nine batters…named the Big Sky Pitcher of the Week on March 23 and April 13…the durable Matthias threw all 17 innings, which included 282 total pitches, during a doubleheader split with Nevada on March 18…also threw a three-hit shutout at home against Northern Colorado on March 21…limited the opposition to a .255 batting average (83-for-326) with runners on base.

High School

A 2014 graduate of Pleasant Grove High School in Elk Grove, Calif…played four years of varsity softball for the Eagles…helped lead Pleasant Grove to a combined overall record of 83-41-1 and 29-11 in the Delta River League during her four seasons…a two-time first team all-league and all-city selection, she nearly pitched the Eagles to a 2014 CIF Sac-Joaquin section championship…Pleasant Grove went 7-2 at the section tournament, and Matthias pitched every inning of the tournament for the Eagles until the team fell in the championship game to Vacaville High School…during that senior season, Pleasant Grove finished with a 26-9-1 record and a state ranking of 23rd…Matthias went 17-9 with a 1.46 ERA with 25 complete games in 27 starts and 157 strikeouts in 173.0 innings (4.5 strikeout-to-walk ratio)…the ERA and strikeouts were the best marks in the league…as a junior, she pitched Pleasant Grove to a 2013 conference championship and an appearance in the section championship game after going 15-8 with a 2.51 ERA and a league-high 161 strikeouts in 153.2 innings…for her career, Matthias went 43-27 with a 2.03 ERA in 458.1 innings of work while limiting the opposition to a .225 batting average…she posted ERA’s of 2.68 or lower all four years of her career, and struck out 438 batters compared to just 118 walks (3.7 strikeout-to-walk ratio).

Personal
Parents are Robert and Cindy…a journalism major…high school teammates all four seasons with Marissa Maligad…played ASA ball for the Lady Magic of Elk Grove, and was teammates on that squad with Maligad and Zamari Hinton.