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  Matt Firster
Matt Firster

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Harborcreek, Pa.

High School:
Harborcreek

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
D/MF

Birthdate:
04/18/1987

Experience:
3L

CAREER: Matt Firster has started 49 of 50 career games played as a defender...accumulated two career goals on 19 shots...scored one game-winning-goal.

2008: Did not see any game action...earned medical hardship after suffering season-ending injury prior to opening match...entered year with injury.

2007: Played and started in all 18 games...one of only two players on the squad to start all 18 games...registered six shots...contributed primarily as a central defender...helped the Panthers' defense hold seven oppenents to less than one goal on year.

2006: Started 15 games and played in 16...registered five shots...helped contribute to the Panthers defense that finished the season with five shutouts.

2005: Started all 16 games as a true freshman in 2005...scored two goals including one game-winner on season...scored his first career goal in the 52nd minute against Marquette and notched his second goal of the season against Notre Dame...totaled four points on eight shots for the year...key contributor to the Panther defense against DePaul which turned out to be the first win and shutout of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his career at Harborcreek High School with 32 goals and 55 assists...four-year letterwinner who served as team captain during both his junior and senior seasons...led Harborcreek to a 78-17 record over his four years...team finished as Erie County League co-champions after his freshman year, second place in District 10 AA his sophomore year and a final eight finish during both his junior and senior years...named PSCA All-State, All-District 10 team and a Region Five All-Star as a senior...named NSCAA/Adidas Regional All-American, PSCA All-State, Erie County Player of the Year, and First Team All-County as a junior...played for Erie Admirals Club that won the state championship in 2000 and also played for the Beadling Soccer Club that won the state title in 2005...played on the Pennsylvania West Olympic Development Team.

PERSONAL: Born April 18, 1987...son of Donald and Patricia Firster...has one sister Jackie...majors in anthropology.