BSU Men's Volleyball BIO
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12 Matt Sutherland

2015 (R-Sr.): Earned fourth letter at Ball State ... Academic All-MIVA team member ... saw action in 27 matches, including 22 starts, as well as 80 sets overall ... posted the second-most kills on the Ball State roster of 167, paired with a .229 attack percentage ... marked a season-high of 16 kills in the Feb. 19 victory over McKendree ... posted double digit kills on three occasions ... tallied 96 digs throughout the season, with a 1.20 digs per set average ... earned two solo blocks along with 41 block assists for a .54 blocks per set average ... marked four aces throughout the season on 174 attempts for a .891 average.

2014 (R-Jr.): Earned third letter at Ball State ... played in 25 matches, earning 15 starts ... saw action in 72 sets ... posted a career-high 14 kills against Ohio State (Mar. 23) ... got under a career-high-tying 11 digs at IPFW (Jan. 31) ... put up a career-high six blocks against Mount Olive (Mar. 1) ... was credited with a season-best two service aces at Grand Canyon (Apr. 4) ... received the most passes of the season against Ohio State (Mar. 23) where he passed 27 balls and committed only two reception errors.

2013 (R-So.): Earned second letter at Ball State ... saw action in nine matches, earning five starts ... played in 25 sets ... tallied his first-career double-double versus IPFW (Feb. 13) when he smashed a career-high 10 kills and got under a collegiate-best 11 digs ... registered 11 digs at Ohio State (Feb. 17) and was credited with a season-best four assisted blocks ... knocked in a season-best two service aces at Mount Olive (Jan. 25) ... posted two assists versus St. Francis (Jan. 12).

2012 (R-Fr.): Earned first letter at Ball State ... played in 16 matches, earning five starts ... saw action in 43 of the team's 95 sets ... smashed four kills and added a service ace in his collegiate debut at Saint Francis (Jan. 13) ... posted a career-high nine kills at Grand Canyon (March 10), while adding eight kills in BSU's five-set win over Ohio State (March 18) which marked his first collegiate start ... recorded at least one kill in 13 matches, with four-or-more five times ... tallied a career-high six digs in three matches; versus Ohio State (March 18), at Lewis (April 6) and in the MIVA Tournament semifinal match at Ohio State (April 25) ... collected a career-best five blocks versus Park (Feb. 25) ... added four in the win over OSU ... threw up at least one block in nine matches.

2011 (Fr.): Redshirted at Ball State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in volleyball at Penfield High School for coach Mike Fusare . . . helped guide the Patriots to an 80-5 record over his career, including a 21-2 record his senior season . . . team won the regional title his senior year, along with sectional titles all four seasons he played . . . All-Country First Team selection as a junior and senior, after earning honorable mention as a sophomore . . . averaged 5.66 kills and 3.33 blocks per set over his career, while hitting .401 . . . played six years of club volleyball for the Rochester Pace . . . team won the Penn State Tournament his junior year, while placing second in the Wisconsin Tournament . . . team won silver at nationals his eight-grade year . . . also earned five letters in track & field at Penfield . . . set the school record in the high jump his senior year, with a leap of 6'-5" . . . turned in a personal-best long jump of 20'-5.5" . . . All-County First Team in the high jump and long jump . . . two-time sectional champion in the high jump . . . sectional Most Valuable Performer for field events.

PERSONAL: Majoring in exercise science . . . son of Scott and Kathleen Sutherland . . . has one sister, Erin, and one brother, Jeff . . . born Oct. 12, 1991 in Rochester, N.Y.

Position: Outside Attacker
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Penfield
Major: Exercise science
Experience: 3 Letters
Matt Photos:
Student Athlete of the Week: Mike Scannell
MVB Highlights vs. Quincy (2/25/16)
Sports Link: Meet the Athlete (Mike Scannell)
MVB Highlights vs. Loyola (2/17/16)
Sports Link: I Play For You (Brendan Surane)
Student Athlete of the Week: Mitch Weiler
Men's Volleyball: Cards Mastering The Comeback
Highlights vs. Harvard
Highlights versus Sacred Heart
Highlights vs. Alderson Broaddus
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