As a freshman in 2017: In her rookie season appeared in all but four games, with 40 starts … Leads the team with a .373 batting average and fourth over all in the Big East … In 118 appearances to the plate collected 44 hits including a pinch-hit single in her debut appearance against Delaware (Feb. 11) … Recorded 31 RBIs, for the third most runs batted in on the team … Led the Johnnies to victory over Toledo (Feb. 18) with a walk-off single to drive in the winning run … Recorded her first career home run in the BIG EAST Championship semifinals (April 12) off the first pitch she saw against Butler, for a three-run homer … Record 13 multi-hit games … Ranked fifth overall in the BIG EAST for on base percentage (.464) … Holds the title as second on the team and sixth in the BIG EAST for put-outs with 218 … Had a total of 26 assists with a fielding percentage of 1.000.
Before St. John's: Four year letter winner in basketball and softball ... Received outstanding female athlete award in both junior and senior year of high school ... Named MVP in highschool for 2014 and 2016 ... Hit a two-run homer in the title game to help lead Coventry High School to a 3-2 victory in the 2015 Rhode Island Interscholastic League Division I Softball Championship ... Named to RILL First Team All-State in 2016, RILL Second Team All-State in 2014 and 2015 and RILL Third Team All-State in 2013 ... tabbed to the RILL First Team All Division I in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and RILL Second Team All Division I in 2013 ... Earned Providence Journal All-State First Team honors in 2013, 2015 and 2016, and the Second Team honors in 2014 ... Batted at least .500 in all four seasons, and hit .600 as a junior ... tallied 72 RBIs and scored 71 runs over four seasons ... played club ball for the Rhode Island Thunder.
Personal: Full name is Kaitlin Jordan Mattera ... Born on March 19th, 1998 in Providence, R.I. ... Daughter of Joseph and Donna Mattera and proud sister of Joey Mattera, who currently serves in the United States Army... Majoring in education with a concentration in math.
Mattera Up Close...
Age you started playing softball: 6 years old
Favorite T.V. show: One Tree Hill
Favorite Pregame Song: In the Ayer - Flo Rida
Favorite Food: Chicken
Most Memorable Softball Moment: My three-run home run in the BIG EAST semifinals (2017)
Best Piece of Softball Advice Received: "Respect all, fear none!" -- Dave Lotti (R.I. Thunder)