41 Matthew Henckel
Matthew  Henckel

RS Sophomore

Gig Harbor, Wash.

High School:
Gig Harbor HS

Last College:
Tacoma CC

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Left-Handed Pitcher



Baseball Heads South to Open Season

GU will play four games in the Surprise, Ariz., Tournament


Baseball Season Preview Breakdown

Zags look to supplement returning nucleus with talented newcomers

Tacoma Community College: Played for one season at Tacoma Community College...posted a 2.63 ERA and 43 strikeouts as a freshman in 2016...also played in the 2016 NWAC Sophomore Showcase...redshirted 2017 season...earned NWAC Academic honors as well.

Gig Harbor High School: Pitched four years at Gig Harbor High School...posted a 0.79 ERA and 67 strikeouts over 53 innings as a senior...earned Team MVP and First Team All-Narrows League honors...led Tides to a third-place finish in the 2015 State Championships...named 2015 Perfect Game All-American Honorable Mention...played in the 2014 Perfect Game World Series and Area Code Games...also a member of the 2014 Mariners Scout Team...academically, graduated with a 3.9 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Club Experience: Played club ball for Narrows Baseball Club out of Gig Harbor...earned First Team All-Seattle Elite League honors in 2015.

Personal: Parents are Colleen and Chris...has a sister named Elizabeth...majoring in business and wants to go into business marketing and management...chose Gonzaga because it "offers a balance of academics, athletics, faith, and a culture that has a strong sense of community. The coaching staff genuinely cares about their players' development on the field as well as in the classroom,"...has been to the Baseball Hall of Fame numerous times because he has family that lives close to Cooperstown.

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