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  Matthew Small
Matthew Small

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Shelburne Falls, Mass.

High School:
Mohawk Regional

Height:
5-11

Birthdate:
12/27/1987


AS A JUNIOR IN 2009: Complete Results
Did not finish his Slalom run at the NCAA EISA Regionals (Feb. 27) ... Finished ninth in the Giant Slalom (2:15.24) at the ECSC Regionals (Feb. 22) ... Placed sixth in the Giant Slalom (1:57.60) and 42nd in the Slalom (1:53.87) at the Boston College Carnival (Feb. 6-7) ... Skied to a third place finish in the Slalom with a time of 1:43.88 at the UMass Carnival (Feb. 1) ... Finished eighth in the Giant Slalom (1:46.49) at the MIT Carnival (Jan. 31) ... Placed 33rd (1:34.79) in the Slalom and third in the Giant Slalom (2:01.47) at the Plymouth State Carnival (Jan. 24-25) ... Finished third (1:43.69) and fifth (1:27.29) in two Slalom heats at the UConn Carnival (Jan. 16-17) ... Placed seventh (1:41.36) and 41st (1:59.66) in two Giant Slalom runs at the Colby-Sawyer College Carnival (Jan. 9-10).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008: Complete Results
Placed ninth with a time of 1:45.21 in the Slalom at the USCSA National Championships (Mar. 8) ... Finishing with a time of 2:02.12 to take tenth place in the Giant Slalom at the ECSC Regionals (Feb. 26) ... Placed tenth with a time of 1:35.91 in the Slalom at the USCSA East Regional (Feb. 25) ... Finished tenth with a time of 1:37.10 in the Slalom at the Boston College Carnival (Feb. 12) ... Led the way with an eighth place finish with a time of 1:58.05 in the Slalom at the MIT Carnival (Feb. 6) ... Placed tenth with a combined time of 1:40.87 in the Slalom at the Plymouth State Carnival (Jan. 30) ... Finished 20th with a time of 2:21.35 in the Giant Slalom at the UConn Carnival (Jan. 12) ... Finished 17th in the Giant Slalom at the Colby-Sawyer College Carnival (Jan. 6).

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007: Complete Results
Finished 10th overall (1:27.05) in Day Two of the Boston College Giant Slalom (Feb. 11) ... Posted 15th (1:57.56) in the MIT Giant Slalom (Feb. 3) and 34th in the Brown Slalom (Feb. 2) ... Finished eighth overall in the Slalom at Plymouth State Carnival (1:09:72) (Jan. 20) ... Was 38th in another Slalom race the following day (Jan. 21) ... Finished third on UMass, 14th overall (2:06.58), at UConn Giant Slalom (Jan. 11) and was 45th the following day (Jan. 12)

BEFORE UMASS: Skied for Mohawk Regional High for four years ... Earned First Team All-Western Massachusetts honors all four years ... 2006 Individuals Combined Champion ... Also member of the soccer and golf teams ... Earned First Team All-Western Massachusetts honors for golf

PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Wells Small ... Born December 27, 1987 ... Son of Jim and Janet Small ... Younger brother of Laura, a UMass student, and Jason, who is also a member of the ski team ... Most admired person is Tiger Woods ... Goal for this season is to finish in the top 15 consistently ... Believes his greatest contribution will be the added depth he brings to the team ... An Economics major and Information Technologies minor

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02/25/2009
Q&A With Head Ski Coach Skip Fox Recapping The ECSC Regionals
The UMass Women's Ski Team captured a trip to the USCSA Nationals next weekend after their fifth place finish in last weekend's ECSC Regionals. The Minutewomen placed three skiers in the top-15 during both days of the Regionals. The Men's team, the defending USCSA National Champions, will not be returning to the Nationals after their sixth place finish over the weekend. The Minutemen had a tough day in Saturday's Slalom, finishing in ninth place before recovering with a second place finish in the Giant Slalom. Andrew Hawes, Matthew Small and Travis Hopkins will participate in the NCAA EISA Eastern Regional Championships this weekend at Sugarloaf.
 
 
02/23/2009
Men's Skiing Places Six, Women Fifth, At ECSC Regionals
  • Slalom Results | Giant Slalom Results
    The UMass Ski team competed in the ECSC Regionals this past weekend in Waterville Valley, N.H. The women's team finished fifth overall, securing a spot in the USCSA Nationals in Winter Park, Colo. from March 3-7. The Men's team finished sixth overall after a disappointing ninth place finish in the Slalom before a second place finish in Sunday's Giant Slalom. UMass Skiing will be back in action this weekend when they will participate in the EISA Regionals at Sugarloff.
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    02/18/2009
    UMass Skiing Prepares For ECSC Regionals At Waterville Valley
    UMass Skiing will travel to Waterville Valley, N.H. this weekend to compete in the ECSC Regionals. The Minutemen are coming off a successful weekend at the Boston College Carnival, where they locked a spot for the USCSA Regionals. The men's team finished second in the Giant Slalom before a sixth place Slalom finish while the women placed fourth in Friday's Giant Slalom before finishing fifth in the Slalom. The Men's team finished the regular season in third place in the MacConnell standings, while the Minutewomen finished fifth.
     
     

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