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Matt Groenwald
Matt  Groenwald

Class:
Graduate Student

Hometown:
Mt. Prospect, Ill.

High School:
Prospect

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 173

Position:
Midfielder

2004: A first-team All-BIG EAST selection in 2004 ... Selected as the CoSIDAMen's Soccer Academic All-American of the Year ... A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District I selection in 2004 ... A preseason All-BIG EAST selection ... A preseason All-America selection by Soccer America ... Named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List prior to the start of the season and was selected as one of 15 finalists in November ... Third on the team in scoring with three goals and six assists for 12 points ... Second on the team in assists ... Took a team-high 50 shots ... Assisted on both goals in the season-opening win over West Virginia (9/3/04) ... Scored a goal and had an assist in a 3-1 win at Providence (10/20/04) ... Had two assists in a 5-0 win over South Florida (10/30/04).

2003: Made a tremendous comeback after missing the previous season ... A first-team All-BIG EAST selection ... A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American selection ... A first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District I selection ... Started 18 of 22 games at right-center midfield ... Finished second on the team in scoring with five goals and nine assists for 19 points ... Tied for third on the team with five goals ... Led the team, and ranked tied for second in the BIG EAST, with nine assists ... Fourth on the team with 38 shots ... Third in the league with 0.41 assists per game ... Scored two goals in a 3-0 win over Rutgers (9/10/03) ... Had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Syracuse (9/20/03) ... Assisted on all three goals in a win over St. Mary's at the Rutgers Classic (10/3/03), earning Offensive MVP honors.

2002: Red-shirted after appearing in three games early in the season.

2001: Played in 18 games, starting 10 ... Scored one goal with three assists for five points ... Made first career collegiate appearance against Butler (9/1/01) ... Made first career start versus Providence (9/8/01) ... Registered first career point on assist in 1-1 tie versus Rutgers (9/26/01) ... Assisted on goal in 2-1 victory over Cal State- Fullerton (10/5/01) ... Tallied assist on goal in 2-1 win against Duke (10/7/01) ... Scored first career goal in 4-0 victory over Syracuse.

Before St. John's: A four-year letterwinner at midfield and forward for Mt. Prospect ... Also played basketball and competed in gymnastics.

Personal: Born April 30, 1983 in Park Ridge, IL ... Son of Thomas and Rosemary Groenwald ...Has one sister, Megan ... Earned his bachelor's degree in biology in December 2004 and is currently pursuing a master's of science in biology ... Played with the 83 Regional Team his last two summers before college and spent a short time with the Chicago Fire Reserves, a PDL Team ... Selected St. John's over North Carolina, Creighton, Brown, Michigan, Akron and Bradley ... Enjoys walking his dog, Riker.

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