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Senior Spotlight: Matthew Gontowicz

Helene Bruckner

Name: Matthew Gontowicz

Major: Criminal Justice

Sport: Men’s Soccer

Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.

How long have you been playing for the C.W. Post men’s soccer team?

I have been playing since 2010; this is my second year at Post.

What made you choose to come to Post?

I chose to come to Post to help defend for the men’s soccer team.

How do you feel about Post now?

I feel like I am in a Ferrari and “just cruising.”

How is campus life here at Post?

Campus life here at Post is a “suite” life, living in the South Residence Complex.

What lesson(s) will you take from Post?

I’ve learned that I just get better and better every day.

What is the best memory you have with the team?

The best memory I have is team bonding at Camp Chingachgook, climbing “Devil’s Staircase” on Buck Mountain, and waiting for our assistant coach, Christian Askelan.

What do you want to do after you graduate from Post?

I will be living back in Brooklyn working in the criminal justice field.

What will you miss the most from Post?

I will miss being checked in, along with “Baggio” sprints and suicides. I will miss my teammates supporting my hard work and playing like my role models Vinnie Jones and Lionel Messi.

Matthew Gontowicz has played in 29 games for the C.W. Post Pioneers during this season and the 2010 season.  Gontowicz plays back on defense but tallied an assist for the Pioneers in their game against Saint Anselm on September 1st.  The Pioneers are currently 15-1-1 and are ranked first in the East Coast Conference.  In the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll for the week of October 25th, C.W. Post was been ranked ninth in the nation.  On October 30th, the Pioneers took on Molly College for their last season conference game, which they won 2-0.

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