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2013 (Junior): Played in 15 games in attack and midfield roles for the Greyhounds... Also spent time late in the season on the Greyhounds' extra-man unit... Scored four goals with the first of his collegiate career coming against Maryland (2/23)... Made his first start for Loyola at Georgetown and scored an extra-man goal against the Hoyas (3/20)... Tallied a goal versus Ohio State in the ECAC Semifinal (5/2) and then added an extra-man score at Duke in the NCAA First Round (5/12).
2012 (Sophomore): Saw action in 13 games as a defensive midfielder, picking up four ground balls... Had ground balls against Towson (2/26), at Bellarmine (3/3), Fairfield in the ECAC Championship Game (5/4) and Canisius in the NCAA First Round (5/12).
2011 (Freshman): Appeared in one game as a freshman... Made collegiate debut against Hobart (4/23).
Before Loyola:Earned seven letters - four in lacrosse and three in football - at Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic High School... Earned Conference Player of the Year honors and All-State Second Team recognition after scoring 48 goals and assisting on 36 as a senior in 2010... Helped his team finish 2010 with a 15-4 record and win the conference title... Tabbed All-Queen City 3A/4A Conference First Team in 2008 as an attacker... Named to the North Carolina High School Lacrosse Association West Region First Team in 2009 after scoring 46 goals to go with 22 assists and 50 groundballs during his junior season... Two-time team captain... Also played football at Charlotte Catholic, making 100-plus tackles and earning team Most Valuable Player and All-Conference honors as a defensive back... Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year and a finalist for the Nagurski Touchdown Club's High School Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Personal: Matthew W. Sawyer... Son of Kenneth and Jacqueline Sawyer... Born in Syracuse, N.Y.... Has two brothers, Michael and Nicholas... His older brother, Mike, graduated second in Loyola's Division I history with 128 goals, and his younger brother, Nick, will play for the Greyhounds... Was a retreat team minister in high school.