Matt Sanner

Matt Sanner
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Midfielder
  • 6'
  • 175 lbs.
  • 11-21-1990
  • Indianapolis, Indiana

Back-to-goal target forward who also played attacking midfield as senior at Princeton.

What Scouts Say: "They moved him around because his feet were so good ... Good feet for someone his size … Big, very strong, physical and powerful ... Very dangerous in the air ...  Brave player -- throw himself at ball and attacks the ball in the box ... Bit slow, but faster than he looks … Has big strides, but he's not quick … Back-to-goal player during college career so he does well with pressure from behind … Doesn't try to overcomplicate things and moves the ball fairly quickly ... Injuries slowed him down in last two years at Princeton ... Should be a target guy in MLS, but questions remain on his best position at the next level ... Has good starting points for team that picks him."

College (Princeton): Scored 20 goals in his four-year Princeton career ... First-team All-Ivy selection in 2011 and 2012 ... Started 17 of 18 matches as a freshman in 2009.

Club: Played for Reading United PDL team in 2011 ... Played with FC Delco U-19's in the summer of 2010 and was the leading scorer as the club advanced to the U-19 National Championship ... Played club soccer with Carmel United Academy and the Indy Burn Eagles ... Captain of the Carmel United Academy team that won the U-18 US Development Academy National Championship in 2009 … Won five Indiana State Cup Championships with his club teams ... Runner-up at 2008 Lake Como Cup in Italy with the Indy Burn Eagles.

High School: Four-year letter winner at North Central High School in Indianapolis ... the Panthers were 2005 State Champions and made the state semis in 2007 and 2008 ... twice named first-team all-state and academic all-state ... was captain his senior year, scoring 12 goals and 10 assists ... the team's leading scorer his junior and senior years ... finished his career with 51 goals and 39 assists and helped the team to a 65-16-9 record.

Personal: Parents are Steve and Jennifer Sanner ... Has two sisters, Kate and Emily, and one brother, Thomas, who is a freshman on the Princeton soccer team and earned Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors in 2012 ... Majoring in politics.

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WATCH: Sanner scores twice in 2009 Dev. Academy finals match

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