|Hometown:||La Jolla, Calif.|
|High School:||The Bishop’s School|
2017: Appeared in two games.
High School: Four-year starter, three-year captain at The Bishop’s School… All-Coast League First Team selection as a senior… Helped Bishop’s win two Coast League titles… Team won 46 games in his four years… Two-time San Diego All-Academic Team selection.
Club: Named the 2016 Albion SC Player of the Year… Selected as Key Player To Watch at 2015 and 2014 national championships… Helped lead Albion to 2015 national championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma and 2014 national championship in Maryland.
ODP: 2013 and 2014 Cal South ODP team… Won 2014 national championship.
Academic Awards: In 2015 was awarded first place from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese from the National Spanish Organization.
Personal: Son of Bassam and Cari Massaad… Mother was a swimmer at Simmons College.
3 QUESTIONS FOR MASSAAD
Biggest soccer influences and why?
“Lionel Messi is my biggest soccer influence. He has the greatest left foot in history and is still humble.”
Do you have an idol or hero?
“My grandfather is a criminal defense lawyer and still loves his job at age 70. He inspires me to do what I love and know I will be rewarded.”
“When my dad recently asked me what the most important thing in my life, I said `My education.’ When I asked him the same question, he said, `Your education.’ As an immigrant from Lebanon, my father’s whole life has been devoted to providing the best for my brother and me. Being a Yalie represents not only my father’s devotion, but mainly it’s the best way I can honor him by making the most of my education and life.”
Stannard On Massaad: “Coach [T.J.] Love first told me about Matt when he came on staff and as soon as I saw his highlight video, I knew I wanted him to be a Bulldog. He’s a natural center forward that has great instincts around the goal. His movement off the ball to find space and time in the attacking third is excellent. He then possesses great composure and confidence around the goal. Instead of tightening up, he is able to relax and execute in critical moments. He can strike the ball well with both feet and he is very dangerous in the air on crosses and set pieces which is a huge need. Matt has the potential to have an immediate impact in our front line.”
|Oct 14||Cornell||W, 1-0|
|Oct 21||at Penn||L, 4-1|
|Oct 29||at Columbia||L, 1-0|
|Oct 31||at Connecticut||L, 2-0|
|Nov 4||Brown||T, 0-0|
|Nov 11||at Princeton||W, 1-0|
|Sep 1||Fairleigh Dickinson||L, 2-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 3||Howard||W, 3-0||-||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Sep 6||Hartford||W, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 9||at Vermont||L, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 15||at California||L, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 17||at Stanford||L, 3-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 23||at Saint Joseph's||W, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 30||Harvard||L, 2-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 7||Dartmouth||T, 2-2||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 10||at Lafayette||L, 2-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 14||Cornell||W, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 21||at Penn||L, 4-1||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Oct 29||at Columbia||L, 1-0||-||0||0||0||0||-||0-0||0|
|Oct 31||at Connecticut||L, 2-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nov 4||Brown||T, 0-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|Nov 11||at Princeton||W, 1-0||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|