5 - Matt Foldesy
Matt Foldesy
Height: 5-7
Weight: 145
Year: So.
Hometown: North Olmsted, Ohio
High School: St. Ignatius HS
Position: MF

as a Sophomore (2013): Appeared in 18 games, making 10 starts ... tallied assists in Zips' wins at the College of Charleston (Aug. 30) and Michigan (Oct. 30) ... played all 90 minutes in five matches ... saw the field in both of the Zips' NCAA Tournament games against Indiana (Nov. 21) and Marquette (Nov. 24) ... started four straight matches from Sept. 21 to Oct. 5, helping Akron to a 3-1 record during that time.

as a Freshman (2012): Appeared in four matches, including a start against St. John's (Sept. 14) ... also saw playing time against South Florida (Sept. 16), Bowling Green (Sept. 22) and Hartwick (Oct. 27).

Prior to Akron
: Ranked 55th-best recruit in the country by ESPN RISE and 63rd by College Soccer News … NSCAA Youth All-American … 2011 Ohio High School Boys Division I Player of the Year … ESPN RISE All-Ohio Team … Greater Cleveland Coaches and Officials Player of the Year … led St. Ignatius to a national championship – going a perfect 23-0 – as a junior and back-to-back state championships in 2010-11 … registered 42 goals, 31 assists and 16 game-winners (school record) in two seasons while compiling a 45-1 overall record with the Wildcats … played for Brad Friedel's Premier Soccer Academies as a freshman … sat out his sophomore season after transferring to St. Ignatius … plays club soccer with the Internationals SC in Cleveland which is a part of the US soccer Developmental Academy and is also coached by Akron associate head coach Jared Embick.

Personal: Born Oct. 23, 1993 ... parents are Dan and Kathy Foldesy ... father qualified for the NCAA Wrestling Championships all four years at Cleveland State University; advancing to the elite eight round on three occasions ... also placed seventh at the 1988 Olympic trials ... has an older sister, Alyssa ... majoring in business.