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Matt Anderson

School

Massachusetts

Position
Forward
G
9
A
10
PTS
19
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+1
Matt Anderson

Classroom

Matt is majoring in mathematics/finance and has expressed interest in coaching hockey or being in the finance field after graduating in May 2007. Has a 3.255 GPA and has been named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Character

After a monstrous freshman year in which he scored 31 points, second among all Hockey East rookies, Anderson had back-to-back seasons with season-ending injuries. Matt suffered a shoulder injury in final games of his freshman year, which kept him out all of 2003-04. Came back in 2004-05 and played in 18 games before suffering a broken ankle that sidelined him for the remainder of the year. Could have graduated early because of academic standing, but chose to return to close out his athletic eligibility and lead a young UMass squad for two more years.

Community

Has been a part of all of UMass’ community initiatives, including the Massachusetts Soldiers Legacy Fund (designed by a former UMass Hockey player to assist the children of fallen Massachusetts soldiers in their academic pursuits), Big Brothers Big Sisters and shelter outreach programs.

Competition

Three-time captain, second among all league rookies in scoring his freshman year (fifth on the team), fourth on the team in scoring in 2004-05 despite only playing in 18 games, third on the team in scoring in 2005-06.