Minutemen prepare for challenging slate, CAA Title defense
2013 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Made his first appearance with the Minutemen as a reserve midfielder at Albany (3/5).
Before UMass: Letterwinner out of Wantagh, N.Y. ... In 2011, was selected to all-county and academic all-conference ... Was picked to all-county, all-Long Island Second Team and U.S. Lacrosse High School All-America teams following his senior year in 2012 ... As a senior, he scored 48 goals and notched 35 assists for 83 points ... Tallied 105 goals and 57 assists over the course of his scholastic playing career at Wantagh High School ... Also was a member of the varsity football and basketball teams ... All-county football player and offensive MVP.
Personal: Matthew Ray Balzano ... Born January 22, 1994, in Long Island, N.Y. ... Son of Rocco and Lori Balzano ... Brother of Samantha ... Majoring in accounting.
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