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Matt Needham

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sheffield, England

High School:
King Ecgbert School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 186

Position:
B


NEEDHAM'S CAREER STATISTICS

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2013:
  • MAAC All-Academic and Academic Honor Roll selection
  • Appeared in and started 15 games at back
  • Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 23) after scoring first two collegiate goals including the game-winner in victory over Saint Joseph's (Sept. 18)
  • Scored a goal and attempted a career-high four shots at Canisius (Oct. 16)
  • Scored on three of his four attempts on target
2012:
  • MAAC All-Rookie Team selection
  • Appeared in and started 13 games in the back
  • Played every minute of 12 of the 13 matches he appeared in
  • Attempted seven shots and put two on target

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Four-year starter and two-time team MVP and captain for King Ecgbert School
  • Led King Ecgbert to a Sheffield Schools League Title and the Cleggsfield Cup Championship as a senior
  • Played two years of club soccer for Chesterfield FC and one year for both Parkgate FC and Sheffield FC
  • Served as captain his final year for Chesterfield, leading the team to the North Alliance Title and a runner-up finish in the Midland Youth Cup

PERSONAL:
  • Son of Mark and Helen Needham
  • Has a younger sister, Stephanie
  • An undeclared business major who aspires to become a professional soccer player

GETTING TO KNOW MATT NEEDHAM:
    Nickname: Matty
    My favorite musician is: Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Favorite athlete: David Beckham
    Favorite professional soccer team: Sheffield Wednesday
    My favorite pro soccer stadium: Wembley
    What I like most about Siena College: The campus
    Why I chose Siena: Academics and sporting opportunity
    My favorite class at Siena is: Business
    My favorite movie: Gladiator
    My favorite food: Bacon Sandwich
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