#17 Leland Matthaeus

Men's Soccer
Class Junior Height 5'11"
Hometown Bellevue, Wash. Weight 160
High School Sammamish Position Midfielder,
Club Team Crossfire Premier '90 A Major Psychology,

As a Sophomore (2010) - Registered assist on Reid Shaw's first collegiate goal against UC-Santa Cruz on 9/3/10 ... Scored game-winning goal the next day in Whitman's 2-0 win over Bethel (Minn.) ... Scored game-winning goal in a 2-0 win at George Fox on 9/17/10 ... Scored game-winning goal in Whitman's 3-0 win vs. Puget Sound on 9/26/10; also assisted on Conner Bottomly's goal less than two minutes later to expand Whitman's lead ... Scored Whitman's first two goals - in the span of two minutes - in a 5-2 win over George Fox on 10/24/10. Matthaeus' goals brought Whitman from a 2-0 defecit to a tie game and shifted the momentum away from George Fox.

Academics - Majoring in economics and psychology at Whitman.

As a Freshman (2009) - Contributed assist in first college game as Whitman opened season with a 2-2 tie ... Notched second assist in 3-2 win over George Fox in NWC opener; also suffered season-ending injury in that game.

Prep - Was four-year letterwinner at Sammamish High, which won the KingCo 3A title in 2006, 2007 and 2009 and finished fourth in the 3A state tournament in 2007 ... With Crossfire, won the Crossfire Challenge and U.S. Club Northwest Region, qualifying for the U.S. Club National Tournament.

Personal - Son of Libby and Paul Matthaeus ... Has one older sister ... Enjoys playing basketball, wakesurfing, kneeboarding and wakeskating. ... Hobbies include intramural sports, listening to music, and enjoying life.

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