4 Matt Polster
4 Matt Polster
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
High School: Palo Verde HS
Position: D
Major: Finance
g 3
a 2
pts 8
gw 0

No. 7 (first defender taken) overall draft pick by the Chicago Fire at 2015 MLS SuperDraft

Career: Started all 79 games in which he played in his SIUE career, which was fifth all-time when he finished...Six goals and 12 assists for 24 career points.

2014: NSCAA All-West Region first team selection...Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year...NSCAA Scholar All-America first team selection..MVC Scholar-Athlete first team selection...MVC All-tournament team...A mainstay on the SIUE defense, Polster enjoyed his second-best offensive season in a Cougar uniform...Finished the year fourth in scoring with eight points, coming on a career-best three goals and two assists...Goals came 9/21 at California, 9/29 at Evansville, and 10/18 vs. Drake... His 19 total shots tied for fifth-most...Started all 21 games for the Cougars.

2013: Selected to the NSCAA All-Region Third Team...Named a First Team All-MVC performer for the second season in a row…A member of the MVC All-Tournament Team for the second year running…Started all 19 games for SIUE as a midfielder, while also logging minutes as a defender…Led the Cougars with four assists, and ranked second on the team with 21 shots…Recorded assists in matches against San Jose State (9/1), Cincinnati (9/13), South Florida (10/15), and Loyola (11/13)…Took a season-high five shots in the season opener against Santa Clara (8/30)…Has been a mainstay in the SIUE lineup, starting every game in his three seasons as a Cougar (58 career starts)...Was on the preseason watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, the highest individual honor in men's college soccer.

2012: First team NSCAA All-Region defender ... First team All-Missouri Valley Conference performer ... Named to the MVC All-Tournament team ... Started 19 games for SIUE ... Anchored the Cougars' back line in the center back role ... Key member of an SIUE defense that posted seven shutouts and a 0.84 goals against average ... Attempted five shots ... Also named to the Honorable Mention All-MVC Scholar Athlete team.

2011: Named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year ... Selected to honorable mention All-MVC team ... Tabbed team's Newcomer of the Year ... Led team in assists with six ... Scored game-winning goal at UMKC ... Added goals against Eastern Illinois and Evansville ... Second on the team in shots with 35.

Prep: Completed his prep career at Palo Verde High School with 24 goals and 12 assists, including 10 goals and an assist his senior season ... Named the Gatorade Nevada Boys Soccer Player of the Year ... Helped Palo Verde to a 13-2-3 record as a senior and a spot in the Class 4A Sunset Region semifinals ... Member of the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Olympic Development Squad in 2010 ... Two-time All-4A South Nevada and All-4A Sunset Region player ... Colorado Rapids Academy U17 Sum Cup in 2010 ... Inter-regional Winter Super Group ODP All-Star in 2009 ... Region IV ODP Captain.

Parents are Kurt and Debbie Polster.

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points: 2, Drake -- Oct 18, 2014 ; at Stanford -- Sep 19, 2014 ; at Evansville -- Sep 29, 2014 
Goals: 1, Drake -- Oct 18, 2014 ; at Stanford -- Sep 19, 2014 ; at Evansville -- Sep 29, 2014 
Assists: 1, at Central Arkansas -- Oct 11, 2014 ; at California -- Sep 21, 2014 
Shots: 3, at Bradley -- Nov 14, 2014 

Recent Games
Nov 4 at Eastern Illinois W, 4-3
Nov 8 at Loyola L, 1-0
Nov 14 at Bradley W, 2-1
Nov 16 vs. Missouri State W, 1-0
Nov 20 at Northwestern W, 1-0
Nov 23 at California L, 1-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 21 6
Games started 21 6
Goals 3 2
Assists 2 1
Points 8 5
Shots 19 8
Shot Pct .158 .250
Penalty kicks 0-1 0-0
Game-winning goals 0 0
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 15 Oakland W, 3-1 - - - - - - - -
Aug 22 at IUPUI W, 2-0 - - - - - - - -
Aug 29 Virginia Tech L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Aug 31 Tulsa L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 3 at Memphis L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 6 Butler T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 10 at UMKC L, 2-1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-1 0
Sep 13 DePaul T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 19 at Stanford L, 2-1 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0-0 0
Sep 21 at California L, 2-1 1 0 1 1 0 - 0-0 0
Sep 29 at Evansville W, 2-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 4 Bradley W, 2-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 11 at Central Arkansas W, 3-1 1 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 18 Drake W, 4-0 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0-0 0
Oct 22 at Northern Illinois L, 4-1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 28 at Louisville T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 1 Missouri State T, 1-1 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 4 at Eastern Illinois W, 4-3 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 8 at Loyola L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Nov 14 at Bradley W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Nov 16 vs. Missouri State W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 20 at Northwestern W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Nov 23 at California L, 1-0 1 0 0 0 2 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2011-12 20 20 .15 .30 .60 1.75 .086 .55 .314
2012-13 19 19 .00 .00 .00 .26 .000 .05 .200
2013-14 19 19 .00 .21 .21 1.11 .000 .37 .333
2014-15 21 21 .14 .10 .38 .90 .158 .29 .316
Total 79 79 .08 .15 .30 1.01 .075 .32 .313
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2011-12 20 20 3 6 12 35 .086 11 .314 3 0 0-0 1
2012-13 19 19 0 0 0 5 .000 1 .200 1 0 0-0 0
2013-14 19 19 0 4 4 21 .000 7 .333 2 0 0-0 0
2014-15 21 21 3 2 8 19 .158 6 .316 3 0 0-1 0
Total 79 79 6 12 24 80 .075 25 .313 9 0 0-1 1
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 21 21 .14 .10 .38 .90 .158 .29 .316
Conference 6 6 .33 .17 .83 1.33 .250 .33 .250
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 7 7 .14 .00 .29 1.00 .143 .29 .286
Away 13 13 .15 .15 .46 .92 .167 .31 .333
Neutral 1 1 .00 .00 .00 .00 - .00 -
-
Wins 8 8 .25 .13 .63 1.13 .222 .25 .222
Losses 9 9 .11 .11 .33 .89 .125 .44 .500
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August 2 2 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .50 .500
September 7 7 .29 .14 .71 .86 .333 .57 .667
October 5 5 .20 .20 .60 .80 .250 .20 .250
November 7 7 .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 .00 .000
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 21 21 3 2 8 19 .158 6 .316 3 0 0-1 0
Conference 6 6 2 1 5 8 .250 2 .250 1 0 0-0 0
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 7 7 1 0 2 7 .143 2 .286 1 0 0-0 0
Away 13 13 2 2 6 12 .167 4 .333 2 0 0-1 0
Neutral 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 0-0 0
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Wins 8 8 2 1 5 9 .222 2 .222 1 0 0-0 0
Losses 9 9 1 1 3 8 .125 4 .500 1 0 0-1 0
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August 2 2 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0 0-0 0
September 7 7 2 1 5 6 .333 4 .667 1 0 0-1 0
October 5 5 1 1 3 4 .250 1 .250 0 0 0-0 0
November 7 7 0 0 0 7 .000 0 .000 2 0 0-0 0