21   Matt Galanes
Matt Galanes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wheaton, IL

High School:
Wheaton Warrenville South

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 160

Position:
Defender

Experience:
1 Letter


NIU: Junior College All-America transfer from College of DuPage adds even more strength to Huskie defense.

2005: Earned three starts within nine match appearances in first season with Northern Illinois after transferring from College of DuPage.

COD: Earned First-Team NSCAA All-America as well as First-Team NJCAA Region IV acclaim as captain for coaches Jim Kelly and Willie Fajkus at College of DuPage.

EIU: Played in all 19 games as Eastern Illinois freshman in 2002 and started last five contests finishing the year with three points (1g/1a).

Prep: Left Wheaton Warrenville South as school's career goal scorer after three letterwinning seasons under Guy Callipari. Senior co-captain received IHSSCA All-Sectional acclaim, Daily Herald All-Area, All-DuPage Valley Conference, and team Offensive Player of Year awards as both a junior and senior. Unanimous All-DVC pick and team's overall MVP as a junior. IHSA Scholastic Achievement Award winner in 2001 and 2002, plus three-time DVC All-Academic selection.

Club: Four-year standout for Sockers FC of Chicago under David Richardson and Bret Hall. Sockers captured national and regional titles in 2001 with a Region 2 runner-up showing in 2003. Sockers snared 2003 President Cup Tourney in Phoenix and made semifinals of Dallas Cup. Club won 2002 Tampa Bay Sun Bowl and State Cups for 2001, 2003, 2004. Personal: Aunt Pam Matone was NIU women's tennis player while uncle Phil Matone was Illinois cager. Birthdate: 9-16-84 (22). Major: Corporate Communications.

Season MP-MS G A Pts.

2005 9-3 0 0 0

Totals 9-3 0 0 0