Matt Friesen

Number2
ClassSr
PositionF
Height5-11
HometownColorado Springs. Colo.
Prev. SchoolRampart HS

Statistics

Offensive Statistics
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Season   GP-GS   G   A Pts  Sh Shot% SOG  SOG% GW  PK-ATT
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2011     10-8    5   0  10  24  .208  12  .500  1   0-0
2010     18-18   9   5  23  73  .123  28  .384  2   0-0
2009     20-20   8   5  21  56  .143  25  .446  2   0-0
2008     18-12   8   4  20  41  .195  23  .561  1   0-0

Goalkeeping Statistics
              |---GOAL AVERAGE---| |--SAVES--| |----RECORD----|
Season  GP-GS  Minutes   GA    Avg Saves   Pct   W   L   T  Sho
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Notes:

2011: Named second-team All-RMAC and first-team Academic All-RMAC ... played in 10 games with eight starts ... he is third on the team this season with a recorded five goals with 10 points in the season.

2010: Won the 2010-11 UCCS McLaughlin Award for excellence in athletics, academics and citizenship ... set a new personal best with nine goals and 23 points ... previous high had been eight goals, which he did in both his freshman and sophomore years ... set a new UCCS single-match record with three assists against Colorado Christian on Oct. 31, breaking the previous standard of two, which had been done 26 times ... named second-team All-RMAC ... named first-team academic All-RMAC ... had a hat trick plus an assist against Adams State on Oct. 8 ... had two goals in the season opener against Colorado College on Sept. 2 ... had another two-goal match on Oct. 24 against Adams State ... goes into his senior season ranked fourth all-time in goals scored (25), second in assists (14) and third in points (64) ... was eighth in the RMAC in points per game with 1.28.

2009: Was chosen second-team All-Central region by Daktronics ... was also second-team All-RMAC ... named first-team Academic All-RMAC ... had eight goals and five assists for 21 points, all of which led the Mountain Lions ... ranked ninth in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in goals, 10th in points and 11th in assists ... after just two seasons at UCCS, Friesen is already eighth in the school's career record book in points (41), ninth in goals (16) and 11th in assists (nine) ... scored two goals against Colorado State-Pueblo on Sept. 25 ... repeated the feat against Colorado Christian on Oct. 9 ... had a season-best two assists against Colorado Christian on Oct. 25 ... put 44.6 percent of shot attempts on goal and 14.3 percent found the net

2008: Was named third-team all-RMAC ... played in 18 games with 12 starts as a freshman ... led the team in points (20) and goals (8) ... tied for first on the team in assists with four and tied for seventh in the RMAC in points ... Friesen was sixth in the RMAC in goals and was tied for 10th in the RMAC in assists ... had a career-high three goals and tied his career-high two assists against Colorado Christian on Oct. 31 ... on Sept. 19 he had two goals against Metro State and had two assists against Colorado Christian on Oct. 5

Pre UCCS Notes:

Before UCCS: Was named first-team Colorado Springs 5A all-Metro League in 2007 and 2008 ... was named second team all-state in 2008 ... in senior year at Rampart HS, recorded 27 goals and two assists ... tied career-high four goals on two separate occasions ... on Sept. 11, 2007 had four goals and one assist against Thomas Jefferson ... junior year had 10 goals and one assist ... Sept. 8, 2006, against Kennedy, had four goals ... had nine goals and one assist sophomore year ... in 2008 was the second leading scorer in Colorado ... was named offensive player of the year from 2006-2008 ... helped take team to it's first playoff appearance in ten years and led the team to a second place finish at the regional tournament

Personal Notes:

Personal: Majoring in Sports Management ... parents are Patti and Warren Friesen and has two sisters, Rachel and Bekah ... is the brother-in-law of UCCS asst. athletic director/finance Nathan Gibson ... enjoys hiking and playing frisbee ... in 2008 he was high school's student body president ... was on honor roll all four years of high school

Stories featuring Matt Friesen

December 13, 2011Friesen, Verdugo garner all-region honorsUCCS Mountain Lions Carlos Verdugo and Matt Friesen named to the 2011 Daktronics Men’s Soccer All-Central Region second-teams. Friesen was also named second-team all-region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
November 2, 2011Four Mountain Lions named to all-RMAC men's soccer teamThe University of Colorado Colorado Springs men's soccer team has four selections to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference all-conference teams. Two of the UCCS men were selected to the second team and two were selected to the third team.
October 11, 2011Friesen heads list of five Mountain Lions named academic All-RMACThe Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference announced its all-academic performers for the 2011 men’s soccer season on Tuesday. UCCS senior Matt Friesen was named first team all-academic, senior, Mash Shaswar made the second team, and three other Mountain Lions, Eric Goldberg, Gabriel Causse, and Jabari Shaw were named to the honor roll.
September 23, 2011UCCS nabs conference road victoryA Mathew Cox goal 24 minutes into the match was all the University of Colorado Colorado Springs would need on the road as they topped conference foe Colorado Mesa Friday night in Grand Junction.
September 16, 2011Mountain Lions beat Metro State in RMAC openerCOLORADO SPRINGS - Goals by Kyle Lee, Brett Drefs and Matt Friesen helped the University of Colorado Colorado Springs beat the Metro State Roadrunners Friday evening at Mountain Lion Stadium.
September 4, 2011Mountain Lions shut out Fort Hays StateHAYS, Kan. - Brandon Costa made five saves and Matt Friesen scored as the University of Colorado Colorado Springs shut out the Fort Hays State Tigers 1-0 Sunday afternoon.
September 1, 2011Mountain Lions drop season opener in overtimeCOLORADO SPRINGS – A spirited comeback by the University of Colorado Colorado Springs forced overtime, but a Sean Parham goal on a brilliant assist by Matt Fechter allowed the cross-town rival Colorado College Tigers to come away with a 4-3 win Thursday afternoon at Stewart Field.
August 18, 2011Friesen named to preseason All-RMAC team, Mountain Lions tabbed seventhCOLORADO SPRINGS - Senior forward Matt Friesen was chosen as a member of the Preseason All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference team according to the conference's preseason coaches' poll. Friesen and his University of Colorado Colorado Springs teammates were picked to finish seventh in the nine-team RMAC by the same poll, which was released Wednesday.
December 8, 2010Friesen named to two all-region teamsUCCS junior Matt Friesen was named to both the Daktronics and NSCAA All-Central Region teams for the 2010 men's soccer season. This season, Friesen led the Mountain Lions with nine goals and 23 points, set a new UCCS single-match record with three assists against Colorado Christian on Oct. 31, was named second-team All-RMAC, was named first-team academic All-RMAC, and is currently ranked fourth all-time in goals scored (25), second in assists (14) and third in points (64).
November 3, 2010Friesen, Stewart named second-team all-RMACUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs soccer players Jaron Stewart and Matt Friesen were named to the 2010 All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Second Team, the RMAC announced Tuesday.
October 31, 2010Stewart's hat trick, Friesen's assist record lead UCCS to season-ending winLAKEWOOD – Senior Jaron Stewart concluded his University of Colorado at Colorado Springs career with a hat trick to lead the Mountain Lions to a season-ending 6-0 victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Sunday at CCU Soccer Field.
October 13, 2010Friesen Makes RMAC All-Academic First TeamUCCS juniors, Matt Friesen and Eric Goldberg were honored by the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference on Tuesday when its All-Academic teams for the 2010 men’s soccer season were announced.
October 8, 2010Friesen's Hat Trick Lifts Mountain Lions 8-0 Over Adams StateALAMOSA – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s soccer team tied the school record for goals in a game and set the record for largest margin of victory with an 8-0 win against Adams State Friday at ASC Soccer Field.
September 26, 2010Defending national champs stump UCCSCOLORADO SPRINGS – The University of Colorado at Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions were defeated 1-0 by the defending National Champions Fort Lewis Skyhawks Sunday at Mountain Lion Stadium. In what could have been a statement match, the Mountain Lions found themselves tongue tied.
September 24, 2010Mountain Lions end scoreless, losing streaks with tie vs. Mesa StateCOLORADO SPRINGS - The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions tied the Mesa State Mavericks 1-1 Friday at Mountain Lion Stadium. Matt Friesen had the loan goal of the game during the seventh minute, ending a Mountain Lions dry spell that had lasted 404 minutes.
September 19, 2010No. 3-ranked Orediggers shut out Mountain LionsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Bashi Baker scored both goals as the No. 3-ranked Colorado School of Mines Orediggers defeated the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs 2-0 Sunday at Mountain Lion Stadium.
September 1, 2010Friesen Decides Win In OvertimeJunior captain Matt Friesen scored two goals to lead the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Mountain Lions to a 3-2 overtime victory over the Colorado College Tigers on Wednesday night at Mountain Lion Stadium. The match was the season opener for both teams.
November 17, 2009Stewart and Friesen both namedsecond-team Daktronics All-Central RegionJaron Stewart and Matt Friesen of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were both named second-team Daktronics All-Central Region, which was announced Tuesday.
November 5, 2009Stewart, Friesen and Miley all named second-team All-RMACJaron Stewart, Matt Friesen and Greg Miley of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs were all named second-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, the RMAC announced Thursday.
October 25, 2009Gallagher's overtime goal lifts UCCS past Colorado ChristianLAKEWOOD, Colo. – Riley Gallagher’s goal in overtime lifted the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to a 2-1 win over the Colorado Christian Cougars Sunday afternoon.
October 15, 2009Friesen, Stone named all-academicUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs sophomore forward Matt Friesen was been named to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer All-Academic First Team for the 2009 season, the conference announced Thursday.
October 9, 2009Friesen scores twice as Mountain Lions shut out Colorado ChristianCOLORADO SPRINGS - Matt Friesen scored two goals, both assisted by Mike Mason, as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs snapped its three-match losing streak with a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday afternoon at Mountain Lion Stadium.
September 25, 2009Friesen's two goals help UCCS knock off CSU-Pueblo, grab series pointsCOLORADO SPRINGS - Matt Friesen scored twice as the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's soccer team evened its record with a 4-3 win over the Colorado State-Pueblo Thunderwolves Friday afternoon at Mountain Lion Stadium.
September 1, 2009Adams State's first ever home match spoiled as Mountain Lions win 3-0ALAMOSA, Colo. – The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men’s soccer team put its name on a piece of history Tuesday, winning the first home match ever hosted by the fledgling Adams State Grizzlies, 3-0 at Murphy Field.
December 3, 2008Ellis, Friesen do season recap show on radioUCCS men's soccer coach Henry Ellis and freshman Matt Friesen did a season recap show on UCCS Radio on Wednesday.
November 5, 2008Bettner, Friesen, and Miley named to all-RMAC soccer teamUniversity of Colorado at Colorado Springs senior Jeff Bettner was named to the first-team all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference soccer team, the conference announced Wednesday.
October 31, 2008Friesen matches school record as UCCS beats Colorado ChristianLAKEWOOD – Freshman Matt Friesen had a hat trick and added two assists to lead the University of Colorado of Colorado Springs to a 7-0 win over the Colorado Christian Cougars Friday afternoon.
September 19, 2008UCCS ties with No. 15 Metro StateWith the help of forward Matt Friesen and goalie Adam Liszewski, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs tied 2-2 with No. 15-ranked Metro State Friday afternoon at Mountain Lion Stadium.
September 14, 2008Friesen's first career goal not enough in loss to Mesa StateGRAND JUNCTION – Freshman Matt Friesen scored his first career goal but the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was beaten Sunday by the Mesa State Mavericks.
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