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  Matt Janusz
Matt Janusz

Player Profile

Littleton, CO

High School:
Dakota Ridge HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 180



General: Produced another strong campaign last season, playing both as a forward and attacking midfielder ... Has ability to orchestrate the offense and score goals from anywhere in the attacking third of the field ... Extremely dangerous around the goal and a threat to score at any time ... Combines speed, strength and a powerful shot with lethal accuracy.

As a Senior in 2004: Appeared in 16 games with 11 starts ... Ranked second on team with four goals and nine points ... Tied for the team lead with two assists ... Registered an assist against San Diego (9/12) ... Attempted a team-high six shots agaisnt Cal State Fullerton (9/19) ... Attempted two shots against Brown (9/26) ... Scored first goal of the season on a penalty kick against California (10/1) ... Scored on a free kick from 24-yards out against UCLA (10/22) ... Scored two goals in win over Oregon State (10/31) ... Assisted on a goal in season finale at California (11/13) ... Attempted 27 shots.

As a Junior in 2003: Paced the team with 12 points and five goals ... Played in 16 matches with 13 starts ... Attempted a team-high 32 shots, including a team-best 20 on goal ... Scored a season-high five points on a pair of goals and an assist in 4-1 victory over UC Irvine (9/28) ... Tied his season-high in points by scoring two goals and adding an assist in 5-1 win at San Jose State (11/6) ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Adidas-Brown Classic after tallying a goal against Yale (9/14) ... Named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Second Team Pac-10 All-Academic.

As a Sophomore in 2002: Scored 14 points (fifth on the team), while ranking fourth on the club with four assists and tied for fifth with five goals (three game-winners) ... Played in 24 matches with 14 starts ... Had goals in three of the team's first four games versus SMU (9/6, game-winner), Portland (9/8, game-winner) and Denver (9/13) ... Picked up goals later in the season against Washington (10/11, game-winner) and Fresno State (11/8) ... Attempted 39 shots.

As a Freshman in 2001: Played in 20 matches for Stanford and started 16 ... Tied for second on the team with 22 points (nine goals, four assists)... His 48 shots ranked second on the team ... Tallied one goal and one assist in Stanford's 3-1 win over Portland (11/30) in the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Recorded his first career collegiate hat-trick in a 3-1 victory against Santa Clara (11/25) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Tallied a goal and two assists in a 4-1 win against Saint Mary's (10/7) ... Posted first multi-goal game with two goals against Fresno State (9/30) ... First collegiate goal came in a 3-1 win over Cal State Fullerton (9/9) ... Cardinal debut came in season-opener against Gonzaga (9/1).

As a Freshman in 2000: Redshirted his first season.

High School/Other: A 2000 graduate of Dakota Ridge High School ... The 1999 Colorado High School Player of the Year ... Led prep team to state championships in 1998 and '99, a quarterfinal appearance in 1996, and a semifinal birth in 1997 ... Led the state in scoring in 1998 and '99 ... 4A Player of the Year and member of the All-Colorado team in 1998 and '99 ... Three-time All-State and All-Conference selection ... Team captain of both his high school and club teams in 1999 ... Led the Colorado Rush club team to State Cup titles in 1997, '98 and '99 ... A state and regional ODP player ... Participated in the adidas Elite Soccer Program in 1999 ... Also earned varsity letters in track and field and football ... A member of the National Honor Society and four-time academic letterwinner ... Four-time recipient of the Colorado High School Student-Athlete Award.

Personal: Son of Carol and the late Michael Janusz ... Enjoys traveling, keeping up with sports, reading and watching television ... Former Major League Baseball Manager Jim Leland is his mother's cousin ... Psychology major.

Coaching Staff on Janusz: "Matt's off-season efforts confirmed his determination to make an impact on this year's team. His versatility and goal scoring ability make him a special talent."