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Grant Matthews ‘19 Recruiting Profile

  • Aviation High School
  • Men's Soccer
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Grant Matthews's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Eastside FC
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  • 2019 Highlights

Personal Statement

My goals are to receive both an academic and athletic scholarship to play soccer at a four year college or university. I am interested in pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering or Chemical Engineering. Below is part of a "player of the month" write up my coach wrote for my premier clubs newsletter regarding my character and playing abilities.

"Grant, as a veteran Heat player, has demonstrated the work ethic, values, character, and competitive spirit that Highline seeks to bring out in its players. Throughout the years, time and again, he has established himself as a huge asset to his team and to Highline, both by making big saves and by being a great leader. As one of two goalkeepers on his team, Grant has earned the respect of his teammates and matured naturally into a leadership role on the team. When asked about what makes Grant such an asset to the Heat ’00 team, Coach Jacob Gordon replied: 'Grant’s dedication to constantly improve his game, his eagerness to be a leading voice on the team, and his affable personality contribute to the effective influence he has on the team. Without Grant’s commitment to becoming the best player he can be, and inspiring his teammates to do the same, as well as his game-changing performances, the Heat ’00 would not have had such successful back-to- back seasons.'" (Jake Gordon/Heat B00 Coach)

Academic Achievements:

  • National Honors Society Member (2015 to current)
  • Science Olympiad Team Member (2016 to current)
  • Selected for the Blue Angles Internship (Seafair August 2017)
    • Selected by Seafair Airshow committee to fly with legendary stunt pilot Sean Tucker and Blue Angles 5 and 6 (August 2017)
  • Brittany Boatright "Love of Learning" Award (June 2016)

A few highlights from my playing career:

  • Premier GK since U10; B00 HPFC (PSPL) Division 1 - Washington Cup (semi-finalists 2017, 2016, finalists 2015)

  • B99 PSPL Surf Academy Team; sole goalkeeper at Surf Cup 2016 - allowed 5 goals in 5 games and finished as Surf Cup Tournament Champions

  • Invited to play GK for visiting Japanese All Star B99/B00 team in games against Bellevue College and Sounders/Pac NW B99/B00 team

  • Started a club wide goalkeeper mentorship program at HPFC


  • Youth Mission Trip to Dominican Republic with Kids Alive International (July 2017)

  • City Serve Seattle (2016 to current)

  • Community Meals (2016 to current)


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #2
  • Individual Awards:
    2nd Team All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    Junior MVP - High School

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 3 seasons
  • 2018 Eastside FC (Premier (B00 A Red))
  • Notes: Competes in RCL, Far West Regional League, US YS National League
  • 2018 Highline Premier B00s (Premier)
  • Notes: I have been playing with this team since 2012.
  • 2018 PSPL Surf Academy B01 (Academy)
  • Notes: I have been playing with this team since 2014.

Coach References

  • Club Director
  • Mark Kovats
  • Club Coach
  • Erik Oman
  • Club Coach
  • Jake Gordon



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High School Information

High School:
Aviation High School
(206) 716-0006

Academic Accomplishments

AP Classes:
Yes. AP Language AP Physics
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • National Honors Society
  • Award
    • Honor Roll
  • Award
    • Brittany Boatright "Love of Learning" Award
  • Award
    • Apollo Award (2017
  • Award
    • 2018)
  • Activity
    • Science Olympiad
  • Activity
    • National Honors Society
  • Activity
    • Satellite (Space Launch) Team Photo Journalism Club

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