Since joining the Men’s National Team Program in 2011, Mathieu Roy has become a dangerous lead-off hitter. He got his first taste of international competition at the 2005 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship where Canada won the bronze medal. He led the 2012 Pan American Championship with 10 runs scored as Canada won gold. He also competed at the 2013 ISF Men’s World Championship and the 2014 Pan American Championship where Canada won silver. Since 2010, Roy has been named to the Canadian Championship all-star team three times (2010, 2013, 2014) at the senior level and once (2010) at the U23 level. He also won Top Batter awards in 2008 and 2010 at the junior level.
Family: Parents Jean Roy and Marlène Thibault… Younger brother Jonathan was on the Quebec fastpitch team… Getting into the Sport: Took his first swings in T-ball at just one-and-a-half years old… His father played in numerous national fastpitch championships while he was growing up so he was always around the ball park… Outside Interests: Earned his degree in kinesiology in 2010 and teaching degree in 2012… Works as a kinesiologist in high performance sport… Enjoys playing tennis, ping pong, hockey, badminton, golf… Coordinates an international fastpitch tournament in Bellechasse; always wanted to bring a major global tournament to his region as a way of developing the sport… Odds and Ends: Favourite mottos: “When you want, you can” and “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender”… Always travels with a book in which he writes notes about all his at bats… Collects hotel card keys… Nickname: Matty…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
ISF WCh: 2013 – 5th ; 2005 (junior) – BRONZE
PAC: 2014 – SILVER; 2012 – GOLD