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Matt Starker

Player Profile

Summit, N.J.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185



2005: Started 13 of 15 games ... scored a team-high 25 goals, along with 11 assists for 36 points ... was third in the CAA in goals per game (1.67) ... earned CAA Co-Player of the Week honors (4/4) ... only Wildcat to score two game-winning goals (vs. Lafayette and Hofstra) ... posted five man up goals and 30 groundballs ... scored four goals twice, against Colgate and at Hofstra ... notched a hat trick at Sacred Heart ... had multiple assists twice, versus Notre Dame and Towson.

2004: Ranked second on the team with 22 goals and 33 points ... had three goals against Bucknell and Penn State ... scored the game-winner in each of them ... one of two `Cats to score two game-winners ... fifth in the CAA in goals per game and eighth in points per game.

2003: Started eight games ... tallied 18 goals with four assists ... had multiple goals in a game five times, including a four-goal outing against Stony Brook ... picked up 31 groundballs.

Summit High School: Earned four varsity letters in lacrosse and ice hockey and one in soccer ... two-time lacrosse All-American ... three-time hockey All-State selection and the league MVP ... the all-time scoring leader in school history in lacrosse and hockey ... lacrosse team lost in title game of state championship to a Moorestown squad led by current `Nova goalie Joe Canuso.

Personal: Born December 10, 1983 ... second of four children to Paul and Alice Starker ... siblings are Lee (23), Beth (20), and Katie (17) ... Lee played lacrosse for Union College and Beth played for Hamilton College ... chose Villanova for the strength of the lacrosse program and the quality of the academics ... major is English ... wants to go into finance.

Year	GP/GS	G	A	Pts.	GB
2005	15/15	25	11	36	31
2004	15/0	22	11	33	39
2003	15/8	18	4	22	31
Totals	45/23	65	26	91	101
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