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Matthew Sidney

Player Profile
Hometown:
Canton, Mass.

High School:
Canton

Position:
Jumps

Birthdate:
01/03/1993

Experience:
Jr./Jr.

02/17/2013

Wildcats Claim Three Titles on Final Day of Conference Meet, Finish Fourth in Team Standings

FitzSimons, McEntee and Denault all won individual conference titles on Sunday afternoon

02/02/2013

Ellison Wins Again in Thrilling Finish at Armory Collegiate Invitational

Wildcats junior wins championship section of 500 meters for fourth straight victory

01/26/2013

Ellison, McEntee and Solis Win Invitational Events at Penn State National

Villanova also gets terrific performance from Rob Denault in the invitational Mile

05/05/2012

Samuel McEntee Wins BIG EAST Championship in 5000 Meters

Wildcats head into final day of competition in second place at conference meet

04/27/2012

Villanova Places Sixth in Distance Medley Relay at Penn Relays

Incredible race saw top six teams separated by only eight-tenths of a second

On Sidney: One of the veteran members of the Villanova group of jumpers ... Top event is the high jump ... Capable of being a consistent BIG EAST scorer for the Wildcats ... Should continue to make strides during the coming year and be a contributor to the team during meets.

2014 Outdoor: Placed third in the high jump at the Philadelphia College Classic with a height of 1.95 meters.

2014 Indoor: Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the high jump and recorded a fifth place finish with a mark of 1.95 meters.

2013 Outdoor: Did not compete at any meets.

2013 Indoor: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the high jump ... Came in 10th at the conference meet with a height of 1.99 meters ... Finished in a tie for third place in the College section at the Armory Collegiate Invitational, where he cleared a season-best height of 2.04 meters ... Opened the season with a ninth place finish at the Penn State National (1.99m).

2012 Outdoor: All-BIG EAST in the high jump ... Came in third at the BIG EAST Championships and established a personal best with a height of 2.07 meters ... Cleared two meters or higher twice during the season and also came in sixth at the Colonial Relays (2.01m) ... Individual winner at the Widener Invitational with a height of 1.95 meters ... Came in seventh at the Hurricane Alumni Invitational (1.95m) and tied for 15th place in the Eastern section at the Penn Relays (1.96m) ... Opened the season at the Big Five Invite, where he tied for fourth place in the high jump (1.93m) and finished sixth in the long jump (6.16m).

2012 Indoor: Scored team points at the BIG EAST Championships with a fifth place finish in the high jump ... His height of 2.04 meters at the conference meet was a season best indoors ... Tied for sixth place in his collegiate debut by clearing a height of 2.01 meters at the NYC Gotham Cup ... Came in fourth in the Eastern section at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational (1.99m) and tied for eighth place at the Great Dane Classic (1.96m).

Canton High School: State champion and two-time league champion in the high jump ... Won the state title with a jump of 1.98 meters at the D-3 indoor state meet as a senior ... Finished first with a career best jump of 2.05 meters at the Hockomock League Championships as a junior and repeated as the league champion as a senior ... His career best height of 2.05 meters is a school record ... Named an All-Star in the Hockomock League both indoors and outdoors as a junior, as well as indoors as a senior ... Voted as his team's Most Improved Player as both a sophomore and a junior.

Personal: Born 1/3/93 in California ... Adopted son of Mark and Emily ... Has twin siblings Peter and Jenny (19) who both attend Boston College ... Also has a younger sister, Sophia (7) ... Majoring in Economics.

PERSONAL BEST

High Jump                2.07m                2012 BIG EAST Championships
Long Jump                6.16m                2012 Big Five Invite

CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                  2012 (High Jump)

CAREER AWARDS

BIG EAST All-Academic Team                    2011-12
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