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SJU Men's Soccer BIO
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Matt Crawford
Player Profile:
Matt Crawford 1879256
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bensalem, Pa.
High School: Holy Ghost Prep

6th all-time in career shots (145)
9th all-time in single-season shots (2017 - 57)

2017 SJU Most Valuable Player
2017 SJU Offensive Player of the Year
2016 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team
2016 Philadelphia Soccer Six All-Star Team
2016 SJU Most Valuable Player
2016 SJU Offensive Player of the Year
2016 SJU Raymond Vasquez Award
2016 SJU Scholar-Athlete Award
2015 SJU Scholar-Athlete Award
Three-time Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Week (10/3/16 (Co-), 11/10/16, 8/28/17 (Co-))
Two-time Philadelphia Soccer Six Player of the Week (11/10/16 (Co-), 8/28/17)

2017: One of three Hawks to make all 18 starts... Led SJU in points (12), goals (6), shots (57), shots on goal (22), and PK goals (2)... Totaled 1,647 minutes, which ranked second among all Hawks and first among all SJU midfielders... Played 15 full matches... Recorded a hat trick (32', 33', 76') in SJU's 3-1 season-opening win over Temple... Scored a PK goal in the 11th minute in 1-1 draw vs. Hartford... Scored the late equalizer (73') in SJU's eventual 2-1 overtime win over Manhattan... Scored a PK goal in the 56th minute to secure SJU's 2-0 win over George Mason... Fired off a career-high 12 shots, landing a career-high six on goal, at VMI.

2016: One of three Hawks and SJU’s only midfielder to make all 18 starts… Led SJU in goals (7), points (17), shots (47), shots on goal (11), game-winning goals (3), PK goals (1), and minutes played (1622)… Tied for first in assists (3)… Ranked third on the team in shot percentage (.149) and fifth in SOG percentage (.383)... Played 16 full matches and every minute of Atlantic 10 action… Scored SJU's goal in 1-0 win at Howard and both of SJU's goals in 2-0 win at Central Connecticut… Scored both goals in 2-0 win at St. Bonaventure to open Atlantic 10 action… Followed up with two goals and the match-winning assist in 3-1 win over Rhode Island… Followed that up with the match-winning assist in 2-1 win at George Mason… Took career-high five shots against Villanova, Central Connecticut, and Davidson… Landed season-high four shots on goal against Davidson... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2015: Made 17 appearances with 16 starts... Ranked third on squad in points (6), goals (3), and shots on goal (8)... Ranked second in shots (27)... Scored in three of SJU's four victories... Scored equalizer (90') in eventual win over Howard... Scored match-winner over UMass... Scored in season finale vs. St. Bonaventure... Landed eight of 27 total shots on goal for a .296 SOG percentage... Took season-high three shots vs. Drexel, UMass, Rhode Island, and Dayton... Landed season-high two shots on goal vs. St. Bonaventure... Matched career-high 110 minutes in draw with George Mason... Played 96 minutes in win over Howard, 90 minutes in win over UMass, 74 minutes in win over St. Bonaventure, and 70 minutes in win over LIU Brooklyn... Averaged 76 minutes per match... Named to SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2014: Made 14 appearances with five starts... Made collegiate debut at LIU Brooklyn... Scored first collegiate goal in first collegiate start at Marist... Also started four consecutive conference matches against George Washington, La Salle, Rhode Island, and St. Bonaventure... Played season-high 110 minutes in a full-match effort in the midfield at George Washington... Landed five of 14 total shots on goal for a .357 SOG percentage... Registered season-high two shots on goal in season-high four shot attempts at Fordham... One of just three freshmen to earn a start... Saw action in six of SJU's seven victories and averaged 38 minutes per win... Led SJU's freshmen in all offensive categories... Named to Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll both semesters.

High School/Personal: 2013 NSCAA Regional All-American... 2013 PSCA All-State selection, and 2013 Bicentennial League MVP... 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer Southeastern Pennsylvania Player of the Year and 2013 Bucks County Courier Times Player of the Year.... Led Holy Ghost Prep to three consecutive Bicentennial League Championships and District One Championships from 2011-13... Captained squad to the 2013 Pennsylvania state title... Three-year varsity letterwinner at Holy Ghost Prep... Plays club soccer for YMS Pressure... Club squad earned the 2013 ASL Championship title and reached the 2012-13 State Cup semi-finals and 2013 Region One semi-finals... Majoring in accounting.

                                             Single-Game Career Highs                                          

Goals: 3 vs. Temple (8/25/17)
Assists: 1 (3x) last at George Mason (10/8/16)
Points: 6 vs. Temple (8/25/17)
Shots: 12 at VMI (9/9/17)
SOG: 6 at VMI (9/9/17)
Minutes: 110 (6x) last vs. UMass (10/11/17)

                                                      Career Statistics                                                  
YEAR GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SOG GWG MINUTES
2014 14-5 1 0 2 14 5 0 641
2015 17-16 3 0 6 27 8 1 1285
2016 18-18 7 3 17 47 18 3 1622
2017 18-18 6 0 12 57 22 1 1647
TOTAL 67-57 17 3 37 145 53 5 5195
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