2016-17: All-WCHA Academic Team honoree and WCHA Scholar Athlete … named a team captain prior to the season, she played in 25 games during her senior campaign, scoring seven goals and tallying two assists … her first career hat trick game on Jan. 6 at Penn State in a 5-0 Ohio State victory, one of 11 players in the WCHA in 2016-17 to have a hat trick … was a career-best +5 on the ice in the win against the Nittany Lions … had a goal and an assist in her final home game, a 4-2 win over Minnesota State on Feb. 11 … scored her first goal of the season in the first game of the season, a 4-1 win at RPI on Sept. 30 … her third period goal at Minnesota on Jan. 21 helped put the Buckeyes in a position to come away with a shootout win in a 1-1 tie … assisted on a goal on Feb. 17 at North Dakota, a game OSU won 4-2 over the Fighting Hawks … her goal against UND on Feb. 24 in the teams’ first WCHA Playoff game put Ohio State ahead 2-1 in the third period, a game they would win 3-2 in overtime … had 58 shots on goal including a career-high of eight on Senior Day, Feb. 11 … blocked 30 shots, eight of which came during the playoff series in Grand Forks against North Dakota … was +1 on the ice for the whole season; had a stretch of three games in which she was +8; Ohio State was 3-0 in those games with a goal differential of 13-1
2015-16: Played in 34 games during her junior campaign, ending up with five goals and seven assists … scored the game-winning goal in the very first game of the season, the first game-winning goal of her career … tied a career-high with two goals on two separate occasions: Nov. 28 against Vermont and Jan. 23 against Minnesota State, both Buckeye victories … assisted on the game-winning goal in Ohio State’s 3-2 win over No. 6 North Dakota on Nov. 14 … also assisted on the game-winner in the Buckeyes’ other win over North Dakota that took place in Columbus on Feb. 19
2014-15: Appeared in 33 games during her sophomore campaign... registered two goals and three assists for five points on the year... both goals came in Ohio State's 6-0 victory over Minnesota State on Feb. 7, the first multi-goal game of her career... started the season off with six consecutive games where she won the majority of her faceoffs.
2013-14: Suited up for 22 games during rookie season... tallied four points on three goals and an assist... scored first-career goal Nov. 15 against Minnesota Duluth... recorded first-career assist at Minnesota Duluth Jan. 19... fired 33 shots on goal... scored a power play goal and put a season-high five shots on net at Minnesota State Nov. 22... credited with 11 blocked shots.
Prior to Ohio State: Matheny was a forward for the St. Louis AAA Blues... Matheny previously played five seasons for Team Pittsburgh Hockey, helping to lead them to the 2010 14U USA Hockey Tier I National Championship... While playing for Team Pittsburgh, Matheny was the team leader in points for three-consecutive seasons and was named MVP of the 2011 Nike Bauer tournament... She was selected to USA Hockey Select U14, U15 and U16 camps.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Kristin... has four siblings, Tate, Luke, Jake and Blaise... father Mike played 13 seasons in Major League Baseball and is currently the manager of the St. Louis Cardinals... Mike (baseball) and Krisitin (field hockey) were both student-athletes at the University of Michigan... Katie also lettered in soccer, softball and lacrosse while attending Westminster Christian Academy near St. Louis.
THE MATHENY FILE
Career Game Highs
|Goals||3||Jan. 6, 2017 at Penn State|
13x, last Feb. 17, 2017 at North Dakota
|Points||3||Jan. 6, 2017 at Penn State|
|PIM||2||4x, last on Feb. 11, 2017 vs. Minnesota State|
|Shots||8||Feb. 11, 2017 vs. Minnesota State|
Jan. 6, 2017 at Penn State
First Goal - Nov. 15, 2013 vs. Minnesota Duluth
First Assist - Jan. 19, 2014 at Minnesota Duluth