Student-Athlete Spotlight: Matt Josselyn
The Bridgewater State Baseball team is off to a strong start in conference play, starting 6-0 in MASCAC play as of April 11th. One pitcher who has been helping them dominate in the conference is Graduate Student and right-hander Matt Josselyn. With 31 totals innings and a 1.45 Earned Run Average (ERA) and has pitched two shutouts in the two MASCAC games that he has started against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) and Framingham State.
Josselyn is a graduate student taking his MBA in Business Management as he graduated last year with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management here at BSU. He graduated High School at Whitman-Hanson High School in the Class of 2017. While in high school, he played Golf, Basketball, and Baseball and decided to stick with baseball once he got to BSU.
When asked why he is interested in baseball, Josselyn said, “I’ve been playing my whole life. I started with Tee Ball when I was five. My whole family is involved, whether it is my dad who coached, or my older brothers playing.” His older brother Brandon Josselyn was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 25th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, out of Yale University. His brother Colin Josselyn also played at BSU, graduated as a graduate student last season, and played with his brother Matt for four seasons.
His goal this season was to be the best leader of the team that he can be, as he is one of three captains on BSU’s team. He said this about the season so far, “I think we are doing pretty well, already surpassing the win total from last season. I think the team is pretty strong and well-rounded, one of the better teams I have played for here. We have good chemistry. We started building it last year, and to see it come up this year, is huge.”
Matt has won MASCAC Pitcher of the Week three times this season, including two consecutive weeks to start the season.
“I’m happy with that. I think that is awesome, I’m proud of myself for pushing myself to get that. Overall, I think it is more important that we win the games that I’m pitching in.”