19 Matt Sykes
19 Matt Sykes
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: SO
Hometown: Sheffield, England
High School: Dronfield Henry Fanshawe
Previous College: Loughborough College
Position: M
Last School: Loughborough


Recorded two goals and an assist in URI's 4-4 draw with Bryant... Picked up an assist against No. 35 Northwestern... Scored the third goal of the game in Rhody's 3-1 win over Massachusetts... Recorded an assist against Saint Joseph's... Netted a PK at #18 Charlotte... Recorded an assist in URI's win over St. Bonaventure.

Appeared and started in 17 of Rhode Island's 18 games... Was an Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection and two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week honoree... Led the team in scoring with 10 points on three goals and four assists... Earned his first career point - an assist - in URI's season-opener at New Hampshire... Set up the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win at Harvard... Recorded his third assist of the season in a 2-1 win over Holy Cross... Scored both Rhody goals in a 2-1 win at St. Bonaventure... Netted the game-winner against Richmond... Recorded an assist against George Washington.

Before URI:
Was member of the soccer team at Dronfield Henry Fanshawe School... Also played for the Nottingham Forest Academy... Helped lead his team to the 2010 FA Academy Premier League championship along with the National finals (Emirates Stadium).

Born May 23, 1992... Son of Cath and Dave Sykes... Has four siblings: Claire, Rich, Chris and Daniel... Majoring in Business.