Laurie Matochik Devaney
Laurie Matochik Devaney
Team: Softball, Volleyball
Class of: 1986

Laurie Matochik Devaney, a centerfielder with the softball program from 1983-86, was a three-time All-National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) District 5 selection. She graduated as the program's single-season record holder for triples (ten), home runs (four) and runs batted in (32). The Port Chester, N.Y. native was a member of Western New England teams that posted a combined 82-36 (.695) record over her four-year career.

Matochik emerged as a key contributor for the 1984 squad that went 16-8 and reached the championship contest of both the NAIA District 5 and ECAC Division III New England Tournaments, batting .355 (2nd on team) with a then-program record four home runs, 21 RBI and 22 runs in 23 games.

The following season, Matochik and the Golden Bears enjoyed even more success, setting a team record with 28 wins (28-11 overall), capturing the program's first NAIA District 5 title, and advancing to within a game of the NAIA World Series. She batted .365 (42-for-115) with 24 RBI and 30 runs in 38 games, while also setting single season records for hits (42), doubles (eight) and triples (eight). 

Matochik wrapped up her record breaking career as a senior in 1986, leading Western New England with a .414 batting average (41-for-99) with 10 triples, 12 doubles, 26 runs scored and 32 RBI as the Golden Bears matched their program record with 28 wins (28-9 overall).

Matochik also played on the Western New England volleyball team for four seasons.