Coach Holowaty:“Matt has stepped up and really showed his progress. He’s fighting for a varsity position. He’s gotten stronger and biggre.  I think that he is capable of being a varsity pitcher sometime, but when that ‘sometime’ is will be up to him and how quickly he keeps developing. He could be a factor in the varsity program this year.”

High School: Four-year member of baseball program and a four year starter for soccer program…named to all-conference team junior and senior years…was a member of National Honor Society… had team’s highest batting average sophomore and junior years…

Other: Played for Vernon in the Hartford Twilight League this past summer… two-year member of Tolland America Legion program which competed in the state tournament in 2009…

PERSONAL: born Matthew R. Purnell April 8, 1991…Major: Biology… Parents: Karen and John…

Residence: Stafford Springs, CT…

Career Statistics Thru 2011



Favorite aspect of Eastern: Coach Holowaty

Favorite athlete of all time: Kevin Millar/ Doug Flutie

If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money? Buy a Marina and Charterboat Company

If you could go out on a date with a celebrity, who would it be? Jennifer Aniston

Your favorite activity other than sports: Fishing/ Hunting

The best place for pizza: Sonnys pizza NH

Favorite  professional sports team: Sox/Bruins

The funniest comedian: Tosh

Favorite movie: The Good the Bad the Ugly

Penalty for major college teams found cheating: Pay Matt Purnell 10 Million

The best choice to be the next President of the United States? Ted Nugent

Who is the greatest coach of all time in any sport, at any level? Bill Belichick

Favorite subject: Baseball

Favorite movie quote:  YEEE YEEE YEEE LIVE ACTION

Favorite TV show: Call of the Wildman

The greatest sports moment of all time: Sox 2004 Bruins 2011

Favorite college sports team, other than your own: Syracuse

Biggest change needed at Eastern: Bass Fishing Team

Who is your favorite musical artist or group? Jimmy Buffet

Food you could survive on: Hot Wings

Favorite Disney character: Goofy

Favorite pet: Dog

Strongest animal: DREW ACCOMANDO

Most famous NASCAR driver ever: JEFF GORDON


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