Shelton resident and St. Joseph High School senior Matthew Batten, recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play Division I baseball for the Quinnipiac University Bobcats, under Head Coach Dan Gooley. An honor student, member of student government and student ambassador, Matthew says “I am really happy with my decision to join Quinnipiac University and the Bobcats next fall--I can’t wait to get started.”
Batten has been no stranger to success on the field. In 2008, Matthew was a member of the Shelton National Little League that represented New England at the Little League World Series in Williamsport PA. His junior year at St Joseph High School Matthew was awarded with All FCIAC, All State, All MSG CT Area team and Triple Crown All Defensive Team honors.
Matthew will be a captain for his final year with the Cadets as shortstop in this upcoming baseball season.
St Joseph High School is a co-ed school, enrolling 830 students, and send over 95% of its students on to four-year schools. St Joseph High School strives to be the premier college preparatory school in Southern Connecticut. The school provides a learning environment that embraces the Gospel values of the Roman Catholic faith and promotes a commitment to family and community. The school prepares our young women and young men to realize their potential, helps them to excel in higher education, and provides a foundation to guide them throughout their lives.