One of seven seniors on the team ... one of two players from Massachusetts ... one of three players from prep school ... joined the team as a walk-on as a junior.
2011-12: Did not appear in varsity contest ... made the team as a walk-on ... one of 18 players named to the Atlantic Hockey Association All-Academic Team.
BACKGROUND: Born in Boston, Mass. ... now calls Milton, Mass., home ... 2009 graduate of Lawrence Academy ... helped team to 2009 ISL Prep Championship ... named Cushing EG Watkins Tournament Most Valuable Player ... also earned three letters as an outfielder with the baseball team ... member of the National Honor Society ... part of 2006 USA Hockey Under-17 Team Three-Nations Tournament squad that finished second ... son of John and Anne Walsh ... two siblings, Kate and Tim ... Matt enjoys golf and the beach ... lists Henrik Lundqvist as his favorite athlete ... majoring in Management.
Getting To Know Matt Walsh Why did you choose West Point? September 11th may seem like it was ages ago, but the toll it had on American lives continues to this day, and I feel it is my duty as a young and able American citizen to protect my loved ones and those unable to defend themselves. I am honored to take the frontline for those unable to do it themselves. Talk about the impact that Major Tom Kennedy had on you? I never got to know him personally, but his legacy as an officer, a father, and a part of the West Point community is an exemplary example to all of us on the team, and one I personally wish to emulate. Favorite part about Army hockey? The locker room with the guys. I chose my major because? It will best prepare me for the leadership requirements of the Army, as well as ready me for a career in business should I choose to retire. How would you describe Coach Riley? A motivational, hard-nosed coach who is truly invested in his players. Favorite Army jersey? Gold. Favorite NHL jersey? The black, old-school Bruins.