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2009-10 Men's Soccer
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Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith

POS.GK
HT.6-2
WT.195
YR.Jr.
HOMETOWNCape Canaveral, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLCoastal Carolina

As A Senior (2010)
Made one start in goal on the season … recorded his seventh career shutout in the 6-0 defeat of UNF (Oct. 31) in the season finale … made a trio of saves in 90 minutes in net to earn the victory over the Ospreys … member of team that recorded a perfect 9-0 A-Sun record, outscoring the opposition 26-2 and landed FGCU to its first A-Sun conference regular season championship … team also ranked as high as No. 19 and finished the season No. 20 according to Soccer America … earned A-Sun All-Academic honors.

As A Junior (2009)
Earned Atlantic Sun All-Conference second team honors ... started all 16 games and played every minute (1483) in goal ... last line of a defensive unit that ranked first in the A-Sun in goals allowed and shutouts, and second in goals against average … ranked first in the A-Sun in shutouts per game (0.38) ... finished with 20 goals against, 56 saves, a 1.21 goals against average, and a .737 save percentage to go with six shutouts ... earned first shutout after recording four saves in the 1-0 win against FIU (Sept. 1) in the season-opener ... played a season-high 110 minutes in the 2-2 draw with Furman (Sept. 11) at the Diadora/Spinx Tournament ... picked up another shutout with a season-high seven saves in 3-0 victory over UC Riverside (Sept. 18) at the UNLV Rebel Classic ... registered four saves and held North Florida scoreless in the 3-0 victory (Oct. 2) ... was recognized with Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week honors for the week of (Oct. 5) ... earned his fourth shutout on a one save performance against Belmont (Oct. 9) ... recorded another shutout on two saves in a 1-0 overtime victory over USC Upstate (Oct. 18) ... final shutout came on a 4-0 win over Campbell (Oct, 24), snapping the Camels 18-game conference unbeaten streak ... guided the team to the first winning-season in program history, holding an 8-7-1 record and a 6-3-0 conference record in goal.

As A Sophomore (2008)
Appeared in three contests and started one at Coastal Carolina ... finished the season with four saves.

As A Freshman (2007)
Started five contests at Coastal Carolina ... recorded first collegiate victory in 5-0 win over UNC Asheville (Oct. 3).

High School
Two-time team captain and four-time member of the Cape Coast Conference first team … led the Mustangs to the state division 4A Final Four championship during senior season … named Florida Today Boy’s Athlete of the Year for Soccer after senior campaign.

Personal
Health science major ... son of Tommy and Diane Smith.