|High School:||Linganore High School|
Prior to VCU
- A versatile player that could see time at the forward and midfield spots for the Rams and will push for playing time at both spots.
- Had a stellar high school career at Linganore High School, where he earned All-Met, All-State, All-Frederick News, All-Gazette and All-Piedmont accolades.
- Was named his squad's Offensive Player of the Year after scoring 19 goals and dishing out 10 assists in just 16 games.
- He was also the leading scorer for the Regional Futbal Club, the 2011-12 Virginia State Champions.
Giffard on Friebaum
"Matt is a gritty forward, wide midfield type player that reminds me of a guy that I coached at Indiana named Mike Ambersley, who plays for The Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL. Matt's a soccer junkie who travels a couple hours round trip to play with his club team and plays all the soccer he can, he just loves the game. I think he's a player that will thrive in our environment."