Frederick, Md.- Former Frederick Community College NJCAA D2 National Player of the Year Chris Mattison was selected in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the San Diego Padres in the 16th round (pick 474) on June 11th.
"I was a nervous wreck waiting for my name to be called," said Mattison of draft weekend. "It got to the point where I couldn't watch it anymore, so I was in my room playing PlayStation when it happened. It's a very exciting day for us."
This past season Chris played at Southeastern University. He was named First Team All-Sun Conference, hitting .398 with 19 doubles and 15 home runs. He earned a Gold Glove from the conference at first base, registering a .991 fielding percentage.
"We are extremely proud of him and a dream come true," said FCC Head Baseball Coach Rodney Bennett. "He's worked hard for this and it is well deserved."
At FCC, Mattison was the first student-athlete in school history to earn National Player of the Year honors. During this record-setting year, Mattison finished with a .527 batting average, 108 hits, 12 homers, and 87 RBI. During the 2015 season, he broke six FCC individual single season records and registered a 31-game hit streak.
The FCC baseball team finished the 2015 season ranked No. 2 nationally with a remarkable 50-9 record, were the Region XX DII champions & Northeast District Champions, earning a trip to NJCAA DII World Series in Enid, Oklahoma.
Player of the Year:
Name: Chris Mattison
Hometown/High School: Mount Joy, PA / Lancaster Catholic
Ht.: 6-4. Wt.: 210
MD JUCO All-Conference 1st Team
All-Region XX DII 1st Team
Region XX DII Tourney Team
Northeast District XX Tourney MVP
Named MD JUCO Student-Athlete of the Month- April
Named NJCAA DII Northeast Marucci Elite Hitter
Named NJCAA DII All-American (IF)
Team record over last two seasons: 95-19
FCC Single Season Individual Records
At Bats- 205 (previous 199)
Batting Average- .527 (previous .500)
Hits- 108 (previous 89)
Doubles- 24 (previous 23)
Stolen bases- 21 (previous 19)
Hit streak- 31 (previously 19)
2015 Season Statistics
At Bats- 205
Hits- 108 (Led entire NJCAA)
RBI- 87 (Led NJCAA DII)
AVG- .527 (Led entire NJCAA)