2006: Team captain appeared in nine games out of the bullpen as a redshirt-junior...saw limited action after still recovering from elbow surgery in 2005...longest outing of the year came against Pepperdine (2/26) when he went an inning and a third scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and a walk...did not allow a hit once and held opponents without an earned run on three occasions...posted six strikeouts on the year, including a two-punchout day against Jackson State (3/26)...off the diamond, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2005: Received a medical redshirt after undergoing surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow...earned team's Jim and Joan Lebreton Most Inspirational Award...off the diamond, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's List and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2004: Appeared in 17 games as a sophomore, including a start against Southern Cal on March 16...ranked fourth among regular relievers in ERA (5.35) and had three wins out of the bullpen to go along with 28 strikeouts in 37.0 innings...posted 11 multiple-strikeout games, including a season-best three on four occasions...picked up first save of his career vs. UMBC (2/20) when he struck out three and scattered three singles in 3.0 scoreless innings of relief...held opponents without an earned run eight times, and without a hit on three occasions...best performance of the year came in the regular-season finale at Houston (5/22) when he earned the win with 3.2 innings of relief, striking out a pair with one walk on three hits...also tossed 3.1 solid innings of relief in the Super Regional at Cal State Fullerton (6/12), giving up just one run while striking out a pair...off the diamond, was a member of the Conference USA Commissioner's List and Tulane's 3.0 Club.
2003: Appeared in 23 games as a true freshman, including eight starts...tied for second on the team and third in Conference USA in wins (8) while finishing fifth on the squad in strikeouts (39) and sixth in innings pitched (58.2)...started eight of his first 13 appearances, but developed into a quality arm out of the bullpen where he claimed five wins in relief over his final 10 appearances...won his first career start with 7.2 strong innings against Pepperdine (2/22), scattering seven hits while giving up just two earned runs and striking out four...had a solid outing against Cal State Fullerton (2/28), holding the Titans scoreless in 7.1 innings of work by striking out four and walking two while scattering six hits at the KIA Baseball Bash...struck out four or more batters on six occasions, including a career-best five three times...earned three wins as a starter, and a team-high five out of the bullpen...held opponents without an earned run 11 times, and did not allow a hit in four appearances...away from the field, earned C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and Tulane Scholar-Athlete recognition.
Summer Ball: Played for the Danbury Westerners of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2003 and the Austin Gold Sox of the Zaragosa League in 2006...selected to play in the NECBL All-Star Game after leading the league in appearances (23), saves (11) and games finished (21)...posted a 1-1 record with a 3.27 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 22.0 innings of relief...witht the Gold Sox, went 3-0 with a save, a 2.41 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 18.2 innings pitched...helped the team advance to the National Baseball Congress World Series.
High School: Two-year letterman at Stephen F. Austin High where he saw action as a pitcher, outfielder and shortstop for coach Glenn Bacak...helped the Maroons go 47-18-2 as a prepster, including a state runner-up finish as a junior...earned all-state and first-team All-District 25-5A honors both years he played, and was named district MVP as a junior...as a senior, went 6-3 on the mound with a 1.49 ERA, 80 strikeouts and just 10 walks in 62 innings while hitting .429 with five home runs, 24 RBI and 27 runs scored...as a junior, went 13-1 with three saves, a 1.35 ERA, 135 strikeouts and 21 walks in 121 innings...off the diamond, was a member of the National Honor Society, earned the Trustee Award and was named a National Merit Commended Scholar.
Personal: Born Matthew Arthur Goebel on Nov. 6, 1983 in Austin, Texas...son of Tom Goebel and Denise Montana...has one brother, Ryan...an avid bowler, once scored a 247...double majoring in finance and management.