Matthew is going into his 2nd year at Glendale. He received his Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Whittier College in 2015. He was also a member of the Poets Track & Field team for 3 years where he Threw the Hammer, Shot Put, and Javelin, while specializing mainly in the Hammer. His Whittier marks for the Throws were: 38.96m (127'8") in the Hammer; 11.64m (38'1") in the Weight Throw 11.30m (37'7") in the Shot Put; and 39.82m (130'6") in the Javelin. Before Whittier, he was also a 4-year Track & Field participant at Eagle Rock High School.