Newcomer leads the conference in batting average, ranks second in OBP
2014: Made the All Big Ten Freshamn team ...Versatile two-way player ... Started 38 games in the outfield, 12 at first base and made seven appearances (one start) on the mound ... Leads NU with 66 hits ... Has 21 multi-hit games (which leads team) ... Tied for second on team with 25 RBI ... Matched career highs with three hits and two runs vs. SIUE (5/9) ... Went 1-for-4 with an RBI, a run and first career stolen base at UIC (5/7) ... Pitched two scoreless innings in the mound against the Flames ... Drove in game-winning run against Chicago (5/6) ... Started all three games at 1B against Michigan (5/2-4) ... Struck out career-high two in an inning of duty on mound vs. NIU (4/30) ... Notched a hit in each game of the Michigan State series (4/25-27) ... Drove in game-tying run in 8th inning vs. Chicago State with a sacrfice fly (4/23) ... Made first collegiate start on the mound at Nebraska (4/19-2) ... Also had two hits including a RBI single in that game ... Posted two hits and scored two of NU's three runs in win at Nebraska (4/19-1) ... Two runs matched a career high ... Scored game-winning run in 12th inning at Nebraska (4/18) ... Threw 2.0 scoreless IP with a strikeout at Chicago State (4/16-2) ... Had two hits and matched career high with two runs at Chicago State (4/16-1) ... Made second straight scoreless relief appearance vs. Iowa (4/12-2) ... Drove in a run vs. Iowa (4/12-1) ... Hit single that led to game-tying run in bottom 9th vs. Hawkeyes (4/11) ... Equaled career highs in hits (3) and RBI (3) against Valpo (4/8) ... Pitched a scoreless inning of relief in that game ... Matched career high with three hits at Penn State (3/29) ... Hit first career triple at Eastern Michigan (3/26) ... Reached base safely in first 17 games played ... Posted a 10-game hitting streak (3/2-3/22) ... Drove in NU's lone run vs. Minnesota (3/22) ... Tied career high with three hits vs. Maine (3/14) ... Collected two hits and scored a run in win over USF (3/9) ... Had two hits, including a RBI double at Tennessee Tech (3/2) ... Made first collegiate appearance on the mound at TTU (3/1) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week (2/24) ... Batted .500 with four RBI at the Snowbird Classic (2/21-23) ... Posted a career-high three RBI vs. Nebraska-Omaha (2/22) ... Collected three hits vs. Kansas (2/21) ... Drove in NU's lone run in collegiate debut at USC (2/15).
High School: Three-year letterwinner ... Team captain ... Three-time All-Lake Conference selection ... Perfect Game All-Region honorable mention ... Star Tribune All-Metro First Team ... Batted .500 as a senior, including .606 in Lake Conference games ... Won five of six decisions on the mound and posted a 1.40 ERA in 40 innings ... Scored winning run on Senior Night to clinch conference championship ... Had three hits and fanned 15 in complete-game victory in section game at Metrodome ... Pitcher and Offensive Player of the Year for the Hornets in 2013 ... AP Scholar ... Edina H.S. Leadership and Academic award recipient. Personal:Born Matthew Douglas Hopfner ... Son of Douglas and Susan Hopfner ... Anticipated major is undecided.