Matt Shields
    Matt Shields


    Gilroy, Calif.

    High School:
    Bellarmine College Prep

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 200


    2009: Earned a varsity letter ... ranked fifth on the team with 19 goals on the year ... added 13 assists ... also notched 22.5 steals and 16 drawn ejections.

    2008: Did not see action.

    2007: Earned a varsity letter ... scored one assist on the season ... also recorded four steals and a drawn ejection.

    High School: Team won CCS for 10 straight years ... winners in West Catholic Athletic League ... team captain ... All-WCAL and All-CCS selection ... academic All-American ... coached fifth grade girls' basketball.

    Personal: Son of Mel and Kim Shields ... owns best time of 4:53 in the 500 freestyle ... hero is his dad ... hobbies include outdoor activities ... plans to major in foreign affairs ... would like to become a fighter pilot after graduation ... favorite quote: "And shepherds we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee/Power hath descended forth from Thy hand that our feet may swiftly carry out Thy command/So we shall flow a river forth unto Thee, and teeming with souls shall it ever be, In Nomine Patris, Et Filii, Et Spiritus Sancti."

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