Read Matt's Triton Q&A here. (Sept. 10, 2014)
AS A SENIOR IN 2014
One of four Tritons to start all 20 matches, all at an outside back position ... Primarily resumed his role at left back ... Second among UCSD field players in minutes ... Key part of defense that ranked seventh nationally in team goals-against average (0.65) ... Also totaled three total points offensively from one goal and one assist ... First collegiate goal went down as the game-winner to open the scoring in ninth minute of 4-0 victory vs. Cal State San Bernardino (10/3) ... Previously assisted on second goal late in first half of 3-0 triumph vs. California Baptist (9/18) ... Converted penalty-kick opportunities in both postseason tiebreakers, both of them leveling matters at 4-4 to end the fifth round and extend to a sixth ... Had a career-high three shots against CSUSB.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2013
Earned the starting left back position and was one of four Tritons to start all 22 matches ... UCSD finished fourth nationally in the NCAA Division II and led the CCAA with a team goals-against average of 0.52 ... First collegiate point came on assist via throw-in on what proved to be the game-winning goal with 17 seconds left in the first half of 2-0 home decision vs. Humboldt State (9/27) ... Played 110 minutes four times ... Credited with two shots each vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (10/18) and vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (10/27) ... In penalty-kick tiebreakers during NCAA Championship, converted attempt in second round vs. Chico State (11/16) and missed off the crossbar in third round in Denver, Colo., vs. No. 12 Simon Fraser (11/22).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2012
Appeared in seven matches, drawing three starts ... Made first collegiate start and played a season-high 110 minutes at Cal State San Bernardino (9/16) ... Also started vs. Cal State San Bernardino (9/30) and vs. Cal State Stanislaus (10/19) ... Credited with two shots taken.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2011
Had a brief introduction to collegiate soccer as a freshman in 2011, appearing in two home matches as a part of the Tritons' back line ... Made college debut vs. Cal State East Bay (10/2), and also played vs. San Francisco State (10/28).
Played for FC Man United during his sophomore and junior years of high school before moving to Arsenal FC for his senior campaign.
A 2011 graduate of Yucaipa High School ... Started every match for the Thunderbirds during his sophomore and junior seasons ... Also lettered in volleyball.
Born Dec. 28, 1992 in Redlands ... Parents are Thomas and Karen McClure, who attended Fresno State and San Diego State, respectively, and are both journalists ... Has an older brother named Jacob, and a younger sister named Maggie ... Management science major with a history minor at Warren College ... Interested in pursuing a career in the sports world after earning his degree ... Favorite UCSD moment was topping rival Chico State on penalty kicks at home in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Championship ... Enjoys spending time with friends and family ... Always roots against the Miami Heat ... Favorite athlete is former Les Bleus star Zinedine Zidane ... Doesn't really listen to music ... Loves In-N-Out cheeseburgers.