Matt  Sheldon
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Portland, Ore.

High School:
Lincoln HS '11

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180

Position:
F

Major:
Applied Mathematics

2014: ALL-BIG WEST SECOND TEAM... Started all 20 matches for the Aggies... Finished tied for the team lead with four goals and 10 points overall on the season... His 39 shots led the team and ranked among the top 15 in the Big West, as did his 16 shots on goal... Tallied the game-winner in a 1-0 victory at Cal Poly (Oct. 22), putting two of his three shots on frame... Also added goals against Loyola Marymount (Sept. 5), San Diego (Sept. 7), and Sacramento State (Nov. 1)... Assisted on Ian Palmer's goal against Canisius (Aug. 31) and added another on Connor Willis-Hong's game-winner against UC Riverside (Oct. 4)... Finished with at least one shot in all but three matches, including multiple shots 14 times... Took a season-high five shots at Sacramento State (Oct. 25) in a match played at Bonney Field, and added four shots against the Hornets at home on Nov. 1.

2013: HONORABLE MENTION ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE... Started in 20 of his 21 appearances as a junior... Shared the team lead in both scoring (13 points) and goals (6), while finishing second on the team with 38 shots -- half of those (19) on frame... Ranked tied for eighth in the league in goals and tied for sixth in game-winning goals... Three of his six goals were game-winners, clinching Aggie victories over Seattle (Sept. 6), San Francisco (Sept. 15), and Cal Poly (Nov. 6) -- the latter coming with less than a minute to play in regulation, snapping a 1-1 tie... Added three more goals on the road at Loyola Marymount (Sept. 22), UC Riverside (Oct. 13), and UC Santa Barbara (Nov. 2)... Tallied his lone assist in the Aggies win over UC Riverside in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament... Finished with a season-high four shots on three different occasions against Bakersfield (Sept. 8), Cal State Northridge (Oct. 6), and Sacramento State (Nov. 9)... Placed all three of his shots on frame against the Gauchos in the second meeting of the season between the two programs... Big West Conference All-Academic Team selection.

2012: Appeared in all 21 games while making six starts... Tied for the team-lead with three goals and eight total points... Notched two assists... Took 25 shots and placed nine on goal... Two of is three goals were game-winners, tied for the most on the roster... Started the first four games of the season... Registered an assist in the season-opening 1-0 win against UNLV on Aug. 24... Scored both goals in a 2-1 win over No. 25 ranked UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 28... Took season-high four shots against the Gauchos, putting all four on frame... Also scored in a 2-0 win over Cal State Fullerton in the semifinals of the Big West Tournament on Nov. 7... Played a season-high 90 minutes in the tournament win over CSUF.

2011: Appeared in all 19 matches, making nine starts as a true freshman... Scored two goals and recorded two assists for six total points... Both goals came in a 2-1 victory at Cal State Northridge on Oct. 15 in which he played just 26 minutes... Became the first Aggie to score twice in a game since Oct. 31, 2009... Named Big West Conference Player of the Week for his performance... First career assist came on Sept. 23 vs. Sacramento State... Also assisted on lone goal against UC Santa Barbara on Oct. 8... Tallied 22 shots, 13 of which were on goal... Took a career-high four attempts against Sacramento State (9/23).

LINCOLN HS '11: Named a 6A Portland Interscholastic League All-Star first team selection after scoring 14 goals and posting five assists during his senior season... Also earned All-State honorable mention recognition from The Oregonian... Rebounded from 2009 injury to lead Lincoln HS to Special District 1 North title and an appearance in the Oregon School Activities Association 6A Boys Soccer State Championship quarterfinals in 2010... Lettered in track and field, earning Most Valuable Player and Most Inspirational Athlete accolades... Competed for Westside Metros Remix club team, finishing second in the state and receiving Most Valuable Player honors.

PERSONAL:Born in Bellevue, Wash.... Parents are Charles and Laura Sheldon... Has two siblings, Emily and Michael... Lists his career highlight as scoring back-to-back gamewinning goals during his senior year.

CAREER STATISTICS:

Year GP-GS Minutes G A P Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-A
2011 19-9 1047 2 2 6 22 .091 13 .591 1 0-0
2012 21-6 1070 3 2 8 25 .120 9 .360 2 0-0
2013 21-20 1434 6 1 13 38 .158 19 .500 3 0-1
2014 20-20 1675 4 2 10 39 .103 16 .410 1 0-0
Career 61-35 5226 15 7 37 124 .121 42 .339 6 0-1