1 Matt Wesmiller
Matt Wesmiller

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Mount Lebanon

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 170

Position:
Goalkeeper

Birthdate:
08/16/1982



Miscellaneous: Named one of Army's co-captains ... expected to start in goal ... played well last year in first season as lead keeper ... will be looked upon to fill more of a leadership role as a senior on a young team ... letterwinner.

2003: Became the team's starting goalkeeper as a junior ... stepped in and filled the shoes of departed All-Patriot League goalie Kevin Larrabee ... started 17 games for the Black Knights ... recorded two shutouts ... made six saves in in his first career shutout, which went to overtime, versus Sacred Heart ... made six saves in Army's 2-0 shutout versus Maine ... had 10 or more saves on two separate occasions ... made 10 saves in 1-1 overtime tie with Lehigh ... had a career-high 14 stops in 2-0 loss at American ... finished the season with 91 saves, the seventh-highest single-season total in the 83-year history of the program ... ended year with a 1.53 goals-against average ... played 1527:42 out of a possible 1709.50 minutes (89%) ... named Patriot League's "Defensive Player of the Week" once.

2002: Appeared in only game of the season in a 3-0 loss to Appalachian State on Sept. 22 ... played 26 minutes and made one save without allowing a goal ... will have a chance to compete for a starting position this fall.

2001: Played behind starting goalkeepers Kevin Larrabee and Tyler Donnell.

Prior to Army: Graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in 2000 ... earned a pair of varsity letters in soccer ... also played junior varsity baseball ... during his senior season, named to the all-state, all-district and all-conference squads ... helped lead team to a pair of district championships in 1997 and 1998 ... member of the National Honor Society ... attended the United States Military Academy's Prep School in 2000-01.

Personal: Born Aug. 16, 1982 ... son of Steven and Susan Wesmiller ... has one sister, Ashley, who is the starting goalkeeper for Lafayette's soccer team ... favorite teams include the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates, as well as the University of Pittsburgh Panthers ... majoring in Operations Research.

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