Matt Kirby

Matt Kirby

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: January 21, 1990

Status: Academy Protected Player

Birthplace: USA

High School: Beaumont Monsignor Kelly, 2008

College: University of Denver

 

OUTLOOK: Speedy attacking midfielder with good experience. College senior at University of Denver (2011-12).

Candidate for 2011-12 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award - click here for more information

2010 DENVER: Honorable mention all-MPSF ... CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 ...  Started 17 of 20 games on right side of midfield for NCAA tournament squad, appearing in all 20 games ... Totaled two assists on the season, both against Air Force ... Notched first assist in 5-1 win at Air Force on 10/2 ... Second assist came in 2-0 win vs. Air Force on 11/6, crossing to set up opening goal ... Denver won MPSF Mountain Division regular season title but lost in MPSF tournament semifinals to host Sacramento State and NCAA tournament to UC Santa Barbara.

2009 DENVER: CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 ... Made significant increase in playing time, starting 12 and appearing in all 19 matches ... Contributed two goals and four assists ... Scored first goal of the season to tie game in 2-1 win vs. Dayton on 9/11 ... Tallied three assists in 6-1 thrashing of Belmont on 9/13 ... Scored final goal in 4-0 win vs. Seattle on 11/5 ... Assisted on opening goal in 2-0 win at Air Force on 11/7.

2008 DENVER: Appeared in 17 of 19 games as a freshman as Denver reached the NCAA tournament ... Regular attacking substitute who also made four starts ... Assisted on goal that clinched Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season championship for Denver in 1-0 win vs. Air Force on 11/8 ... Appeared as a substitute in 4-0 loss at No. 17 UC Davis in first round of NCAA tournament.

DYNAMO ACADEMY: Scored game-winning goal on breakaway in championship game of U-19 group at 2008 Dallas Cup ... Named Dynamo Academy Player of the Year in inaugural season of 2007.

PERSONAL: Faced lengthy commute from Beaumont to Houston for Dynamo Academy training sessions during high school.