12 Matt Tracy
12 Matt Tracy
Height: 6-2
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Newport Beach, CA
High School: Newport Harbor HS
Position: Defender
NORTHRIDGE - 2006 Tracy was named to the All-Big West Conference team for the second straight year, earning honorable mention accolades ... started all 18 matches he appeared in, producing a goal and an assist ... scored his first collegiate goal, a game winner, against UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 27 ... tallied an assist one match earlier at Cal Poly on Sept. 23 ... posted 18 shots and six on goal ... had a season-high four shots at West Virginia (Sept. 2). NORTHRIDGE - 2005 Tracy was one of five Matadors to start all 22 matches this season ... had one assist, helping on the game-tying goal against UC Santa Barbara in the NCAA second-round match on Nov. 22 ... recorded 12 shots, including four on goal ... earned second-team All-Big West Conference honors. 2004 Played in 11 matches during his freshman season, starting 10 times ... had three shots, including one on goal against UC Irvine on Nov. 14. NEWPORT HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL Tracy was a two-sport star at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif. ... played four years of soccer and was a member of the Sailors' track team for three seasons ... named first team All-Seaview League as a senior and junior and third-team All-CIF as a senior ... also earned all-league honors as a sophomore ... graduated in 2004 with a 3.5 grade point average. PERSONAL Born on June 22, 1986 in Newport Beach, Calif. ... mother is Kim Sterling and father is Mike Tracy ... stepmother is Shawn Tracy ... has one younger brother, Jack ... dedicates every game to his father who passed away in August 2002 ... favorites include the movies "Snatch" and "Blow" and the band Led Zeppelin ... lists his greatest moment in sports as getting to the state finals with his summer club team ... believes soccer could be improved by becoming more popular in the U.S. ... once met boxer Oscar De La Hoya ... says the best advice he has ever been given is to never give up on your goals no matter what obstacles stand in your way ... majoring in business law.

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