3 Matthew Britner
3 Matthew Britner
Height: 6-1
Weight: 170
Year: Senior
Hometown: Halifax, NS
High School: Halifax Grammar
Position: D
2006: Played in just two games before sustaining a season-ending injury.
2005: Played and started in all 18 games...Co-captain...One of just two unanimous First Team All-Ivy selections...Also named First Team All-New England...Scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime against Cornell...Named the Ivy Player of the Week twice (9/12, 10/24)...Also named the ECAC Player of the Week (10/24)...Named the Defensive MVP of the adidas/Brown Classic...Anchored the defensive unit, which allowed just 12 goals during the regular season, including seven shutouts...Only allowed more than one goal in a game three times...Scored a goal in the team's 5-0 win over St. Peters.
2004: Missed the entire season due to injury...A member of the U-20 Canadian National Team...Earned the fourth cap of his career with the U-20 team on May 18, 2005 in a game against the United States...Served as an assistant coach for the Bruno United soccer club in the off-season.
2003: Named an All-Ivy Honorable Mention...Earned a starting role from the start of the season...Played and started in 16 of Brown's 17 games...Instrumental to the Brown defense...Scored game-winning goal against Stanford in the season opener...Named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for his performance against Stanford...Currently plays club soccer for Athens United...Also a member and captain of the U-20 Canadian National Team.
Before Brown: A graduate of Halifax Grammar School in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he lettered in soccer as a midfielder/defender for three-years...Also lettered in track & field for one year...Two-time winner of the Sport Nova Scotia/Soccer Nova Scotia Male Athlete of the Year Award...Member of the Canadian National Soccer Teams from 2000-2003...Captain of his high school team as a senior...Helped lead Halifax to CAIS National Gold Medal Championship and Provincial Gold Medal Championship in 2002-03...Three-time Halifax Metro All-Star...Team MVP for Halifax in 2001 and 2003...Also played for the Cole Harbour Soccer Club from 1997-99, the Nova Scotia Provincial Teams from 1998-2002, the Nova Scotia Canada Games Teams from 1999-01, the Maritime All-Star Teams from 1999-01 and the Halifax King of Donair/Athens United Senior Team from 2001-03...Honor Roll member at Halifax.
Concentration at Brown:Economics/History
Career Stats: 34 Games, 3 Goal, 0 Assists, 6 Points