Matthew Sidney
Matthew  Sidney

Canton, Mass.

High School:





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


Ellison Wins Again in Thrilling Finish at Armory Collegiate Invitational

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


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

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


Samuel McEntee Wins BIG EAST Championship in 5000 Meters

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


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 be a contributor to the team in meets during the coming year.

2014-15 Indoor: Earned All-BIG EAST honors for the first time indoors ... Tied for third place in the high jump to merit all-conference recognition in the event ... Cleared a height of 2.00 meters at the conference meet and contributed team points as the Wildcats successfully defended their team title at the BIG EAST Championships ... Competed in the high jump a total of four times during the season ... Prior to the BIG EAST meet his best mark of the season was a height of 1.98 meters at the Penn State National, where he tied for 10th place ... Finished ninth at the Metro Team Challenge (1.89m) and tied for 12th place (1.95m) at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational.

2014 Outdoor: Recorded a seventh place finish in the high jump with a height of 1.89 meters at the BIG EAST Championships ... Produced a season-best mark of 1.99 meters in the high jump at the Princeton Elite Meet and was the runner-up at that meet ... Began the season with a third place finish at the Philadelphia College Classic (1.95m) ... Finished in fifth place at the Colonial Relays (1.94m) and tied for 13th place at the Larry Ellis Invitational (1.94m).

2013-14 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.

2012-13 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).

2011-12 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 (20) who both attend Boston College ... Also has a younger sister, Sophia (8) ... Majoring in Economics.


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

CAREER AWARDS (Indoor Track)

All-BIG EAST                                  2015 (High Jump)
CAREER AWARDS (Outdoor Track)
All-BIG EAST                                  2012 (High Jump)


BIG EAST All-Academic Team                    2011-12

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