Sectional Champion Matthew Driscoll Commits to UCSB Gauchos

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Matthew Driscoll, a current high school senior from Los Gatos, California, has committed to swim for Division I University of California at Santa Barbara. Driscoll attends Los Gatos High School and will graduate in spring 2021. He will be joining the Gauchos’ class of 2025.

Driscoll currently swims for the De Anza Cupertino Aquatics where he is a Scholastic All-American. At the 2019 Speedo Championship Series—Santa Clarita, Driscoll was the champion in the 200 LCM backstroke with a time of 2:05.02. He placed 4th in the 100 backstroke (58.41). He is also a Sectional, Futures and Junior National qualifier in multiple events.

“I’m super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic career at UC Santa Barbara. A special thanks to my teammates, coaches, and family who have supported me along the way. Go Gauchos!!”

At the 2020 MPSF Championships with the Gauchos, Driscoll would have made quite the impact on the team. Most notably, he would have placed 4th in both the 200 freestyle (1:38.28) and 500 freestyle (4:25.67), 5th in the 200 backstroke (1:47.43) and 6th in the 100 backstroke (49.08) with his current best times.

He would have been the second fastest team member in the 200 and 500 freestyle behind then-senior Joseph Lastelic, who won both events.

Top SCY Times

  • 200 freestyle – 1:38.28
  • 500 freestyle – 4:25.67
  • 100 backstroke – 49.08
  • 200 backstroke – 1:47.43
  • 200 IM – 1:49.89

At the MPSF Championships this year, the Gauchos placed 3rd as a team under head coach Matt Macedo. The team was given Scholar All-American status and 26 team members were given MPSF All-Academic honors.

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