SOPHOMORE (2016): Made nine appearances out of the bullpen...recorded 1-0 record with s 1.74 ERA in 10.1 innings of work... he recorded two strikeouts, while issuing five walks... had his longest outing of the season against Saint Mary's, going 2.0 innings, allowing no runs on one hit (3/18/16).
PREVIOUS COLLEGE (2015): Attended Grossmont College for his freshman year... Hit .273 with one home run and 10 RBI... On the mound, struck out 17 batters in 12.1 innings.
HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Saint Bernard's Catholic High School...as a senior, he posted an 8-2 record with 106 strikeouts, en route to earning All-County honors and was named the Co-MVP of his conference...as a junior, he posted a 7-0 record with 74 strikeouts and was tabbed the Pitcher of the Year, and earned All-County honors...as a sophomore, he hit .342, and as a freshman he hit .364, and earned All-County honors in each of those years...also lettered in football as a sophomore.
PERSONAL: Matthew David Kirk was born on June 23, 1995 in Arcata, Calif....he is the son of Lendell and Lori Kirk...was also recruited by Saint Mary's, UC Santa Barbara, Nevada and Cornell...chose to attend USD because of the academic reputation, beautiful area, and the outstanding athletics department...notes he is an avid break dancer.
Celebration of Excellence 2017
Check out the end of the year COE boat cruise with student-athletes, coaches and staff
USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics
President for a Day
USD President Harris switched places with Track & Cross Country Senior Olivia Gonzalez
Torero Timeout with Olivia Sandusky
Walk down the beach with softball senior Olivia Sandusky on a Torero Timeout
Jamal Agnew Drafted to the Detroit Lions
Jamal Agnew was drafted in the fifth round as the #165 pick to the Lions
Men's Tennis NCAA Selection Show
No. 93 Filip Vittek recaps WCCs & reflects on his careers as a Torero