2014 (Redshirt Sophomore):
One of two team captains ... Posted nine kills, one ace and three blocks against No. 7 UCLA (1/9) ... Had four kills, one dig and one block at No. 14 Hawaii (1/10) ... Registered eight kills on .417 hitting against No. 12 Ohio State (1/11), adding one ace and one block ... Totaled five kills and three blocks against No. 14 IPFW (1/17) ... Logged three kills and two aces against Ball State (1/18) ... Tallied four kills, two digs and five blocks against Mount Olive (1/31) ... Totaled five kills, one ace, one dig and two blocks in the EIVA opener against Saint Francis (2/1).
2013 (Redshirt Freshman):
Second Team All-EIVA ... EIVA Defensive Player of the Week (2/23) ... Mike Anderson Penn State Player of the Match (2/8) ... pounded nine kills with two blocks vs. UCLA (1/10) ... had seven kills and five blocks at Hawaii (1/11) ... had six kills and three blocks vs. Ohio State (1/12) ... had seven kills on .400 hitting with three blocks vs. Lewis (1/18) ... pounded six kills in nine swings vs. Loyola (1/22) ... had three aces vs. Sacred Heart (1/25) ... had a match-high five blocks vs. Mount Olive (2/2) ... pounded a team-best 10 kills on .769 hitting against Saint Francis (2/8) ... posted seven kills and four blocks at Sacred Heart (2/16) ... led the team with eight blocks vs. Princeton (2/23) ... tied for first on the squad with five blocks vs. George Mason (2/22) ... had nine kills on .429 hitting with eight blocks vs. Princeton (2/23) ... had eight kills on .667 hitting and four blocks at Rutgers-Newark (3/1) ... had six kills in eight errorless swings at NJIT (3/2) ... had 11 kills and three blocks at IPFW (3/9) ... pounded six kills at Ball State (3/10) ... had four kills and three blocks at Saint Francis (3/23) ... pounded seven kills and
two blocks at Princeton (3/29) ... put down eight kills at George Mason (3/30) ... had three blocks vs. Lees-McRae (4/5) ... had seven kills on .667 hitting with five blocks at Concordia (4/12) ... had three kills and two blocks at UC Urvine (4/13) ... pounded eight kills on .778 hitting with three blocks vs. Rutgers-Newark (4/19) ... had four kills and two blocks vs. NJIT (4/20) ... had six kills against Harvard (4/27).
2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.
Four-year letterwinner and two-year team captain at Exeter Township Senior High School in Reading, Pa. ... also a four-year letterwinner in basketball and two-year letterwinner in football ... guided Exeter to the 2009 and 2010 Berks Championship ... was a two-time First Team BCIAA and First Team District 3 AAA selection ... earned Berks Honorable Mention accolades in 2009 ... was a Pennsylvania Fab 40 pick ... was a USA Top 50 member ... played for the Yorktowne club program in York, Pa.
Born Matthew Alan Seifert on Dec. 11, 1992 in Reading, Pa. ... parents are Anita and Harvey Seifert ... has one brother, Elliot (26) ... brother played football at Temple and in the AFL with the New York Dragons ... names fishing, swimming and doubles volleyball as hobbies, math as favorite school subject, the Philadelphia Eagles as favorite professional sports team, Muhammad Ali as favorite athlete, "It's Not About The Bike" by Lance Armstrong as favorite book, "That 70s Show" and "Eastbound and Down" as favorite TV shows, "The Boondock Saints" and "Fight Club" as favorite movies, Will Ferrell and Sandra Bullock as favorite actors and Italy and Paris as favorite places to visit ... majoring in secondary education and mathematics.
Why Penn State?
"I chose Penn State for the great academic opportunities, the great volleyball tradition and because nowhere else felt as good as Penn State did."