On Matz: A quick offensive player who has improved every season ... had a good year as a junior, according to Dave Cottle, but will need to step his game up to the next level this season ... runs well and shoots very well ... returns to splitting time between attack and midfielder after playing midfield full-time as a junior ... first Terp from Vermont ... played at Bridgton Academy for a year to gain experience.
As a senior (2005): Scored a man-up goal on a Joe Walters assist in 13-6 season-opening win over No. 5 Georgetown (2/26) ... also assisted Michael Phipps' man-up goal in the fourth quarter vs. the Hoyas ... assisted Phipps' goal in the second quarter of 9-5 win at No. 9 Towson (3/12) ... scored a career high two goals in 14-10 win at No. 18 Bucknell (3/15) ... made his first career start, filling in for Bill McGlone who was limited due to a shoulder injury, in 7-6 loss to Dartmouth (3/22) ... assisted Brendan Healy's fourth-quarter goal in 9-4 win over No. 19 North Carolina (3/26) ... scored a goal and added an assist to tie his career high with two point in 11-6 loss to No. 1 Johns Hopkins (4/15) ... one groundball in 9-6 win at No. 15 Fairfield (4/23) ... one goal and an assist in 21-6 drubbing of Penn (5/7) at Lincoln Financial Field ... one goal in 14-10 win over No. 11 Penn State (5/14) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
As a junior (2004): Moved to midfield as a junior, ran with second line in most action of his career ... played in all 16 games with six goals and three assists for nine points ... scored first career goal in the second quarter of a 17-12 win at No. 6 Duke (3/6) ... second career goal in 14-7 win over Bucknell (3/17) ... goal and an assist in 11-2 win over No. 10 Virginia (4/3) ... unassisted goal in the first quarter in 9-6 loss to No. 4 Navy (4/10) ... set up Joe Walters' goal in first quarter in 10-7 win in ACC Semifinals over No. 16 Duke (4/23) ... scored in the third quarter of 13-5 regular-season finale victory over No. 13 Penn (5/8) ... scored once and assisted a Joe Walters goal in a 7-0 run in the fourth quarter of 16-12 win over Army (5/15) in NCAA First Round.
As a sophomore (2003): Key member of the Terps' scout team simulating opponent's top players ... saw action in three games ... ran on third midfield at Notre Dame (5/3), for most playing time ... also played and took one shot vs. Butler (3/25) ... made 2003 debut with three shots at Stony Brook (3/15).
As a freshman (2002): Played in five games in his first collegiate season ... made his debut vs. Hobart (2/23) ... posted first two career assists vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/26) ... assisted a Matt Urlock goal at UMBC (5/4) for his third helper.
Before Maryland: Attended Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine, for the 2000-01 school year ... graduated from Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, Vt., in 2000 ... played four years of lacrosse under coach Lou Young ... captured Vermont Division I championships as a senior, junior and sophomore ... a high school All-American as a junior ... first team all-league as a senior ... also played hockey and soccer for three years.
Personal: Born on Feb. 17, 1981 in Hanover, N.H. ... son of Margaret and Joseph Matz ... honored as Bridgton Academy's Most Outstanding English Student ... majoring in IVSP sports marketing.