Matt Becker
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    Matt Becker

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Moorhead, Minn.

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 170

    Position:
    F

    Last Team:
    Fargo-Moorhead Jets (NAHL)

    2009-10 (Junior) Earned the team's most improved player award ... Played in a career-high 30 games and had a career-best eight points on one goal and seven assists ... Career-best two assists in the win over AIC ... Only goal of the season came in the 6-3 win over Bentley, Jan. 15 ... Tied his career high with two assists in a key 8-1 win over Sacred Heart in the final regular-season game of the season ... Added an assist the next night in the 3-0 win over Army in the first game of the AHA Quarterfinals.

    2008-09 (Sophomore) Played in one game and had two shots on goal against Yale.

    2007-08 (Freshman) Played in nine games and had two points ... Scored a goal in his first collegiate game, a 6-2 win over Mercyhurst ... Also had an assist vs. Mercyhurst later in the season.

    Before Air Force Played 20 games for the Fargo-Moorhead Jets of the North American Hockey League in 2006-07 ... Had 10 points (4-6-10) ... Graduated from Moorhead High School ... Lettered three years in hockey and two in track ... On the all-tournament team at the 2005 Minnesota State Hockey Tournament ... Selected for Team Minnesota Select 15, 16 and 17 teams.

    Personal Member of Cadet Squadron 18 ... Major is management ... Parents are Brad and Deb Becker ... Has two brothers, Bryan and Joe ... Older brother, Bryan, was a three-year letterman and a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy ... Father played hockey at the University of North Dakota and in the NHL for the New York Rangers ... Grandfather, Willard Ikola, played on two national championship teams at Michigan and played in the 1956 Olympics in Italy, earning a silver medal ... Is the security officer in his squadron ... On the athletic's list every semester ... Plans to work in the space and missiles career field in the Air Force ... Long-term goal is to earn his MBA and someday become a golf pro ... Favorite food is the pizza at Frank Pepe's in New Haven, Conn. ... Favorite book is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas ... Favorite TV show is Entourage ... Favorite movie is Over the Top ... Something most people don't know about him is that he tore both ACL's at the same time, and both have been reconstructed, before coming to the Academy ... If he could be any cartoon character it would be Tommy Pickles from the Rugrats because of his adventurous lifestyle ... Wears the No. 51 because his dad wore No. 15 so he turned it around to make it his own ... Hobbies are golf, camping and fishing ... Favorite NHL team is the Minnesota Wild ... Favorite player is Buffalo Sabres forward Mike Grier.

    BECKER'S CAREER STATS

    Year GP G A PTS
    2007-08 9 1 1 2
    2008-09 1 0 0 0
    2009-10 30 1 7 8
    Totals 40 2 8 10

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