Hailing from Batavia, Ohio, Walker made 79 appearances during his four year career in Cincinnati at Xavier University. During his tenure as a Musketeer, Walker scored 26 goals and added 24 assists, posting double-digit goal and assist numbers as a junior before finishing his senior season with nine goals and seven assists.
Before Xavier, Walker played for Batavia High School, selected as his high school’s team MVP for three consecutive seasons. The DII All-Ohio First Team selection, Walker scored 48 goals and tallied 15 assists in his high school career. Walker set a school record for goals scored in a single season (48) and career goals scored (91) while also serving as a five-year member of the Ohio Development State team. The League Player of the Year as a sophomore, Walker also competed with the 2008 Region II Team Argentina Tour. In his final year of high school, Walker played for the Crew’s Under-18 squad. He was a member of the Crew Juniors Super-20 squad that captured a national title in 2011 and was also on the U-19 squad that took home the 2012 U.S. Youth Soccer McGuire Cup. In 2011, Walker was named Crew Soccer Academy’s Under-19/20 Player of the Year.
Signed as a Homegrown Player on January 8, 2014.
Name: Matt Walker
Born: September 16, 1992 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown: Batavia, OH
Citizenship: United States