UC SANTA BARBARA
2010: Redshirted his first season at UCSB.
Played with Placer United Prestige for seven years and also spent one year playing for the California Developmental Academy in the U.S. Soccer Academy Program...Played at the Dallas Cup, Disney Showcase, Surf Cup, Nomads, Pateadores, Cal Cup, Arizona Academy Showcase and Surf Academy.
At Jesuit High School, he helped lead the Marauders to the 2009 CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Championship and a No. 2 final NSCAA High School ranking...Jesuit also won the Delta River League title...A two-time Delta River All-League honoree and All-Sac-Joaquin Section pick...Helped Jesuit set the California shutout record in 2009 with 22...Served as the varsity team captain and was the team's defensive MVP.
Matthew John Thayer was born on Sept. 23, 1991 in Mountain View, Calif....Parents are Roderick and Julie Thayer...Has three younger brothers, David, Joseph and Luke...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB but aspires to one day have a career in business...When not playing soccer, he is eating or sleeping...Can't do without his computer...Can best be described as "determined"...Cheers for the Sacramento Kings...Favorite athlete is LeBron James...Names "Wedding Crashers" as his favorite movie while "South Park" is his favorite show.