CAREER: Matt Baker has played in 54 career games with 52 starts...scored five goals, added six assists and accumulated 16 points in his career...has two career game-winning goals.
2008: Played and started in all 18 games as a junior...one of four players to start all 18 contests...recorded two assists...assisted on game winning goal vs. Rider...also registered an assist against Bryant...recorded 27 shots on the year...finished with four shots against Bryant...played 90 minutes or more in 16 of 18 games.
2007: Played in all 18 games as a sophomore, while starting 17 contests...finished season with two goals, one assist and five points...finished tied for second on the team in goals scored and third in points scored...led team with 27 shots on year...named to the Pitt Invitational All-Tournament team...scored his second career game-winning goal against Saint Joseph's...registered an assist in a victory over Duquesne...scored goal against Seton Hall...finished with a team season-high six shots vs. Saint Joseph's...named a Big East Academic All-Star.
2006: Finished the 2006 season as Pitt's team leader in points (nine) and finished tied as the leader in goals (three)...as a true freshman, Baker started 17 games and played in all 18...helped the Panthers defeat Cincinnati with his first career goal in a 2-1 win...added his second goal against South Florida and picked up his first career game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Xavier...scored three goals and added three assists in 18 total games.
HIGH SCHOOL: Joined the Panthers after graduating from Allentown Central Catholic High School where he set school records for most goals in a season (40) most career assists (43), goals (76) and points...earned First Team All-State, First Team All-Area and All-Lehigh Division I First Team honors...also was named to the Salisbury All-Tournament Team...ranked among the region's all-time top 20 in both goals and points...became the 40thknown player in region to score 30-plus goals in a season...led the Lehigh Valley Conference and Colonial League in scoring...received Lehigh Division Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore...led team to a second place finish in district play in 2004-05...inducted into the National Honor Roll and the Pennsylvania Math League (PMA)...also competed in CYO Basketball.
PERSONAL: Born February 25, 1988...son of Richard and Colleen Baker...has two sisters, Jennifer and Shannon and brothers Richard and Andrew...enrolled in the School of Business...majoring in economics.
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