Matt has been a member of Academy One Goalkeeping since 2008, where he has been a part of some of the best club and high school teams in the country. He was a member of the top club and US Soccer Academy program in the nation, The Baltimore Bays. Before joining his Bays US Soccer Academy team, Matt's Baltimore Bays club team reached the state semi-finals twice. His first year of US Soccer Academy play, Matt was the sole goalkeeper of the top ranked Bays U-14 US Soccer Academy team in the nation. He gave up the fewest goals in the country - 3 - in leading his team to the nation's best record. After his U-14 season, Matt joined the Baltimore Bays U-16 Academy team for two years. In his first year, the team made it to the US Soccer Academy playoffs. During his junior season, Matt shared starting duties with fellow Academy member Brian Gore. Matt was a member of two nationally ranked high school programs. His freshmen and sophomore years in high school, Matt was a member of the McDonogh varsity team that made the finals of what many consider the best private school conference in the nation. Matt shared time at McDonogh with fellow Academy One member Matt Sanchez. Both seasons his school team lost in the finals. In both seasons, the team was ranked #1 in the nation for half the season. Matt transferred for his junior year to one of the best private academic high schools in the Maryland area, Gilman. Matt was teammates with fellow Academy member Andrew Harris. Again, Matt's school team lost in the finals; this time in overtime. Matt did not play high school his senior season due to his US Soccer Academy commitment. He again helped his Baltimore Bays team to another academy playoff spot. In the summer of 2012, Matt committed to an offer to study and play soccer at Pennsylvania State University, but inconsistencies with the Penn State coaches inspired Matt to instead attend The University of Denver and be a part of their nationally ranked soccer program. Unfortunately, Matt badly broke his hand during his freshman season and thus ending his soccer career. He then transferred close to home to study at academically prestigious Loyola College of Maryland.