Alberici Says - Hones great experience on the field as a defensive middie ... played his best lacrosse in the fall ... taken on a leadership role ... covering the ball very well ... improved grasp of team defense ... high expectations for him in the transition game.
2011: Played in all but one game as a junior ... scored three goals for Army's defensive midfield ... netted single goals against VMI (Feb. 19), Lehigh (Mar. 22) and arch rival Navy (Apr. 16) ... took a feed from classmate Tim Henderson after a face-off win and put away the game-winning goal against Lehigh at Michie Stadium ... scored a goal during the Black Knights' decisive 5-0 run midway through the game that eventually led to Army's fourth-straight win over Navy and first in Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium since 1997 ... scored three goals on five shots ... scored first collegiate goal at VMI with just over a minute to go in the first half ... added his first career assist at Colgate (Apr. 2) ... registered nine ground balls and a pair of caused turnovers.
2010: Appeared in each of the Black Knights' 17 contests as a sophomore ... finished the season with 12 ground balls and seven caused turnovers ... posted lone point of the season with an assist in Army's regular season game at Syracuse (Feb. 28).
2009: Logged valuable minutes in all 16 games during his freshman season ... started as a valuable reserve before becoming a first-line member as the season progressed ... excelled as a defensive midfielder ... credited with an assist during a 7-0 fourth-quarter flurry in come-from-behind win over Lafayette (Apr. 14) for his first collegiate point ... picked up four ground balls during the season.
Prior To West Point: First-Team All-IAC selection and three-year letterman at Episcopal High School for coach Scott Conklin ... named Team MVP as a senior captain ... played in the 2007 Under Armor All-America Classic ... also lettered four times and served as team captain in football, while lettering three times as a sprinter on the track team.
Personal: Matthew Brett Hurley was born April 14, 1990 in Hong Kong ... parents are John Hurley III and Cynthia Loyet ... father is a diplomatic security special agent and mother is the secretary to the U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas ... has an older sister, Elizabeth, and a younger brother, Tom ... paternal grandfather is a retired USAF Brigadier General ... father was enlisted in the Marines ... majoring in American Legal Studies.