Matt Pyzdrowski
Matt  Pyzdrowski


Hinsdale, Ill.

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Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200


2009: Pyzdrowski was signed to a professional contract by the Portland Timbers (USSF Division II) following a stellar Marquette career that culminated in a successful senior season in 2009. Pyzdrowski finished his MU career ranked seventh all-time at the school in saves (206) and shutouts (11) and ranked fifth in minutes played (5336:08). He posted a single-season career high five shutouts in 2009 while posting an overall record of 4-7-3. He led the team with a 1.18 goals against average and made 58 saves for a .753 save percentage. Pyzdrowski was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on three occasions -- Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 3. He made a season high nine saves in a 1-1 draw at No. 5 USF on Sept. 18 and had at least five saves in a match on six different occasions. He started and played in 15 games for the Golden Eagles and was named to the NSCAA Wisconsin All-State Team at the end of the season as well as Marquette's Most Valuable Player.

2008: In his third season, Pyzdrowski joined Billy Von Rueden and Paul Monsen as one of three Marquette players to play every minute in 17 games. His goals against average of 1.17 was amongst the top 100 in the nation, a career best, and ninth in program history for a single season. On the back line, Pyzdrowski tallied four shutouts, double the number in his first two seasons. His eight saves against Cincinnati (Sept. 28) tied a career-high. Over the course of the season, he proved resilient in 92:15 minutes of extra time, recording four double-overtime ties and just one loss to No. 5 St. John's on a penalty kick in double overtime. He was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 29, and was recognized with a BIG EAST Honor Roll selection the week of Sept. 8 after opening the season with one goal allowed in three games, including two double overtime shutouts. Pyzdrowski garnered national attention the week of Sept. 29 when he was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. The goalkeeper led a defensive line that held opponents to a .104 shot percentage on 201 shot attempts. Pyzdrowski rose in the Marquette record books, currently ranked sixth all-time with 3888:44 minutes in goal, seventh all-time with a 1.43 goals against average, tied for seventh with six career shutouts, and eighth all-time with 148 career saves.

Pyzdrowski played in 12 matches with 11 starts. He held eight teams to one goal or less, and posted the team's lone shutout of the season against West Virginia (Oct. 24). He recorded a 1-6-4 personal record in goal, playing over 1000 minutes. During the course of the season, Pyzdrowski saw just under 85 minutes of overtime action, recording four ties and allowing one goal in extra time against Connecticut (Oct. 27). He made a career-high eight saves against Connecticut (Oct. 27) in 96:45. En route to tallying 46 total saves his sophomore campaign, Pyzdrowski owned a 1.42 goals against average and a .730 save percentage

2006: Pyzdrowski played and started in 14 games in his freshman season. Originally, he was supposed to split time in goal with Marc Dettmann, but a untimely pregame injury forced Pyzdrowski into the net against Loyola (Ill.) (Aug. 25). Marquette won that game 2-1 and Pyzdrowski made four saves. The next contest, he stopped six shots in a 0-0 shutout against Denver (Aug. 27). Twice he recorded a career-high seven saves, stopping that amount at Cincinnati (Sept. 15) and at West Virginia (Oct. 7).

Prior to Marquette: Pyzdrowski was team captain and sectional goalkeeper of the year as a senior at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill. He was the Catholic League MVP and was First Team All-Region. He also played club soccer for the Milwaukee Bavarians.

Personal: Born August 17, 1986, Pyzdrowski is the son of Bob and Sue Pyzdrowski. He has three siblings, Kate, Cali and John. An honor roll student, he is a Marketing and Finance major.


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