Matt was a three-year letter winner for Santa Monica High School. He won the Fermata Music Award in 2012 and was an AP Scholar with Distinction in that same year. He was also a two time Scholastic All-American in high school. Matt intends on graduating Emory with a degree in neuroscience & behavioral biology.
Matt helped the eagles to a 4-3 record this season. At UAAs, Matt placed 15th in the 200 IM(1:54.90) and 19th in the 200 breast(2:08.17). Although the end of the season was plagued by injury for Matt, he swam through it and competed at conference.
Though Matt had many impressive swims during the season, his first taper meet was UAAs. There he placed 3rd in the 400 IM(4:03.63) and 7th in the 200 breast(2:08.33). He also swam the 200 IM in a time of 1:55.02. The next weekend Matt went to the Midwest Invite and swam the 100 breast in a time of 58.68.
Matt started off the season at Miami Invite where he excelled in his events. He placed 4th in the 400 IM and 6th in the 200 IM. At UAAs Matt placed 5th in the 400 IM(4:04.63) and 9th in the 200 breast(2:06.61) and 200 IM(1:54.31). At the Midwest Invite Matt swam the 100 breast in a 57.83 and won the event.