Men's Soccer

Matt Soper
17

Hometown:
Geneva, Ill.

High School:
Geneva

Height:
5-10

Position:
MF

Matt Soper


2006: The team captain in 2006, Soper's senior seasons was filled with injury and setbacks that kept him off the field more than on. He played in nine matches, starting six. He missed the first contest of the year, but played in the second game, starting at Loyola Marymount (Sept. 2). He played in the next six matches, but only saw time in two of the last eight. He saw action against Seton Hall (Oct. 14) and Connecticut (Oct. 19).

2005: Soper started and played in every game as a junior. He had nine shots, two on goal, during the year.

2004: As a sophomore, Soper scored his first career goal in a win over UIC (Sept. 22). The midfielder played in every match during the season and started in 10. Soper was the starter in the final seven matches of the year. He fired 11 shots throughout the year for Marquette.

2003: Soper saw action in three matches. He one start in the UAB match (Sept. 27).

2002: Soper did not play as a freshman and earned a redshirt.

Prior to Marquette: A multi-sport athlete, Soper lettered in soccer, basketball and tennis at Geneva. He was named his school's outstanding male athlete as a senior. A two-time all-conference selection, Soper scored a career best nine goals in his senior year. He scored 18 goals and 36 assists in his career and led his team to a 22-2-2 record as a senior. Soper was a member of the Illinois ODP in 1999 and played club soccer in the Fox Valley Strikers and Chicago Magic.

Personal: Born April 1, 1984, in Barrington, Ill., Soper is the son of Ralph and Candy Soper. He has two older sisters, Katie and Kerri. Soper majored in international business major.

Soper's Career Stats

Year
GP
GS
G
A
Pts
Shots
Shot%
SOG
SOG%
MWG
2002
Did
not
play
2003
3
1
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
0
2004
18
10
1
0
2
11
9.1
4
36.4
0
2005
17
17
0
0
0
9
0.0
2
22.2
0
2006
9
6
0
0
0
0
0.0
0
0.0
0
Totals
48
34
1
0
2
21
4.8
6
28.6
0
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