2011: Second on the team lead with 23 appearances ... Made five straight scoreless appearances from March 10-19 and four in a row from April 5-present ... Picked up a win with 2/3 inning of relief at Saint Louis (3/11) ... Has twice hurled 2 2/3 innings, at Texas Tech (2/20) and at NC State (3/22) ... Got the victory with two shutout innings of one-hit relief vs. Penn State (4/10) ... Tossed a season high 3 2/3 innings vs. Purdue (4/24), allowing just two hits and one run ... Made first start since freshman season at Indiana (5/6), going seven strong innings ... Didn't allow a hit while striking out three in two innings of relief in a win over Chicago (5/11) ... Got the starting nod in season finale at Michigan State (5/21), allowing just one run over the first five innings of the game ... Team's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.
2010: Tied for second on the team with 22 appearances on the mound ... Paced the Wildcats with a 1.52 ERA ... Limited opponents to a .200 batting average ... Allowed an earned run in only four of 22 outings ... Picked up a save against Rutgers (2/27), notching strikeouts for the final two outs of the game ... Also struck out two against UNLV (3/11) and Bucknell (3/20) ... Earned the win with 1.1 innings of relief in a comeback victory over Valparaiso (5/4) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009: Appeared 10 times in relief for the Wildcats ... Didn't allow a run in four of his last five appearances, adding a strikeout to an innings worth of work against Iowa (4/18) and Illinois (5/1) ... Struck out three in a two-inning appearance against Elmhurst (4/7) ... Also saw action in five games as a pinch hitter ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2008: Ranked third on the team with 15 appearances on the mound, making two starts ... Made debut at UIC (3/14) after battling an early-season illness, surrendering just one run in 4.0 innings pitched ... Struck out a season-high four in 2.0 innings of work in a win over Robert Morris (4/22) ... Earned first collegiate win after getting the start and hurling 4.0 innings against Elmhurst (5/6) ... Tossed a combined 3.0 innings in two appearances at No. 17 Michigan, allowing only one run.
High School: Illinois High School Association all-state pick as a senior ... Named to Chicago Sun-Times all-area first team ... Honorable mention all-state pick of the Chicago Tribune ... Two-time Daily Herald all-area selection ... Twice named team MVP and all-Mid-Suburban League, including MSL West Player of the Year senior year ... Named Fremd High School Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Posted a 7-0 record with a 0.56 ERA as a senior ... Attended same high school as current Northwestern teammate Jake Wilson ... National Honor Society member ... Illinois State Scholar ... High school baseball coach was Chris Piggott.
Personal: Born Matthew Thomas Gailey ... Son of Tom and Kathleen Gailey ... Chose NU over Illinois, Columbia and University of Chicago ... Twin brother, Brian, also attends Northwestern ... Major is economics.