Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Career: A two-year starter on defense … played in 60 games and started 49 … registered six goals and one assist for 13 points in his career … helped Duke post 13 shutouts in two years as a starter.
2010: Started all 20 games on defense … ranked fourth on the team in points with seven from three goals and an assist … helped anchor defense to six shutouts … ranked third among field players and fourth overall in minutes played … scored what proved to be game-winning goal against Furman (10/26) … had a career-best three points with a goal and an assist in win at Virginia Tech (10/30) … also had a goal against George Washington (9/14) … went the distance in 11 games overall ... named to All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection.
2009: Started all 21 matches in the back for the Blue Devils…tallied three goals for six points … ranked second on the team in minutes played with 1,847… scored his first career goal against Columbia (9/4) and added tallies versus Davidson (10/6) and Clemson (10/23) … helped lead the Blue Devils to seven shutouts on the year.
2008: Saw the field in 18 games, earning eight starts … Started the final five games of the season … Played all 90 minutes against NC State on Nov. 7.
2007: Redshirted the 2007 season.
2006: Played 11 minutes against North Florida on 10/24.
Prep: Attended the Germantown Academy where he was a three-time all-conference pick ... league MVP as a senior ... received all-state honors as a senior ... named player of the week by several local newspapers ... second leading scorer as a senior ... senior captain ... three-year captain for the FC Delco club team that won five straight State Cup championships ... participated in adidas ESP 2005 ... named to Dean’s List ... member of the student council.
Personal: Born Matthew Adam Thomas on Oct. 23, 1987 in Langhorne, Pa. ... son of Martin and Diane Thomas ... has one sister, Kim (23) ... sister, Kim, played soccer at Millersville University.