The Freehold, N.J. native has been a terrific catalyst for the Pride's offense. Since Matthews was inserted into the lineup on Febuary 8th, Springfield has rattled off five-straight victories.
Over three matches last week, Matthews averaged 4.08 kills, 1.58 digs, .58 blocks and 4.38 points per game as he hit .354.
The freshman started off the week with one of the finest performances in program history as he powered the Pride to a come-from-behind win at Rutgers, totaling 25 kills at an impressive .537 clip.
He followed that up with by scoring 10.5 points at rival NYU on Satuday as he posted nine kills and three blocks against the ninth-ranked team in Division III.
On Sunday afternoon, Matthews registered his first career double-double, tallying 15 kills and 15 digs to go along with four blocks, as Springfield defeated George Mason for the first time since 2004.
This is the second time this season that a Springfield College men's volleyball player has earned EIVA Player of the Week honors. Teammate Cal Palumbo earned the recognition on February 1, 2010.
For the season, Matthews is averaging 4.05 kills per game while hitting .41. While appearing in just 19 games, Matthews ranks third on the team with 77 kills.