My name is Clay Matthews, and I am a defenseman in the 2022 class. I live in Raleigh, NC and attend St. David's School. I have been a starter both years on the varsity team, and I was elected as a captain this year (my sophomore year). My freshman year, we were conference champs and placed second in the state. I also play club lacrosse for Bucktown 2022 where I am a starter. Our team regularly attends the top tournaments in the country and consistently performs well. I take pride in my leadership on the field and my ability and willingness to support others. I have a high lacrosse IQ which helps in making quick decisions for the defense. I also have very strong stick skills which help specifically on ground balls and clears. When approaching the recruiting process, my primary goal has been to find a school which takes pride in its athletics, academics and commitment to civil / community service. Majors and areas of concentration that I intend to pursue include business, finance, economics and international studies. My cumulative curriculum at the end of high school should include 10-12 AP Classes including AP Latin, AP European History, AP Micro and Macroeconomics, and AP Computer Science among others. In addition, civic and community activities are important to me. I am an Eagle Scout with a Bronze Palm ,and I also received the Salvation Army Youth Volunteer of the Year Award in 2019 after running a food drive throughout the holiday season. I intend on making civic involvement an integral part of my adult life. I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given, and I do not take those opportunities for granted.