UCLA Men's Soccer BIO
Patrick Matchett
Player Profile:
Patrick Matchett 1263737
Position: Defender
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 180
Year: Senior
Hometown: Laguna Niguel, Calif.
High School: Dana Hills HS
Club: Irvine Strikers
Experience: 4 Letters

2012 -- Played in 10 games, making seven starts ... Started the opener against New Mexico and at Virginia ... Came off the bench at Maryland and vs. UC Irvine ... Missed most of the first half of the season with an injury ... Returned from injury on Oct. 26 against Oregon State and played in every game for the rest of the season ... Helped the Bruins earn shutouts at Virginia and at Washington.

2011 -- Earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention acclaim ... Voted UCLA's Most Improved Player ... Tied for third on the team with seven assists ...Played in 21 games with 17 starts ... Helped UCLA post nine shutouts in their last 11 games, including a school record-tying eight in a row.

2010 -- Named to Goal.com's All-Freshman third team ... Starter in 15 of 16 games played ... Recorded two assists on the year, assisting on goals against San Diego and on the game-winner at Cal State Fullerton ... Helped lead the Bruins to nine shutouts, the team's most since 2005.

U.S. National Team -- Member of the U-18 National Team pool in 2007/2008 ... US Men's National Team Mega Camp participant in 2007.

High School/Club -- NSCAA/adidas Region IV honoree in 2008 ... Played club soccer for Irvine Strikers, which won the 2006 U.S. Club Soccer National Championship ... Ranked No. 22 in the Top Drawer Soccer Top 100 recruit list ... Part of the 2009 U.S.F.C. Super Elite Discover Europe Showcase Team ... U.S. Soccer Development Academy Participant from 2007-2010 ... Competed on the swim team at Dana Hills HS as a freshman and sophomore and was a league finalist and CIF qualifier both seasons in the 50 & 100 Freestyles ... Earned the Scholar Athlete Award in both 2007 and 2008 ... Played water polo in 2008 and 2009 and helped lead his team to the CIF Quarterfinals both seasons ... Won the Scholar Athlete Award in 2008 and 2009.

Personal -- Describes his biggest athletic thrill as playing against Mainz 05 Soccer Club with the Bluestars Premier Team while touring Germany in 2009 ... Admires Brazilian defender Maicon ... Parents: Phillip and Sharon ... Has an older brother, Michael, and younger sister, Megan ... Father Phillip Matchett was on the water polo and swimming teams at UCLA and was captain of the Bruin water polo team in 1984 ... Both parents attended UCLA ... Hobbies include going to the beach and body boarding ... Full name is Patrick Allen Matchett ... Born March 3, 1992 in Laguna Niguel, CA ... Pre-Business Economics major.

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