2010 (Redshirt Sophomore): Recorded an assist against Jacksonville on 9/1
2009 (Sophomore): Redshirted due to injury.
2008 (Freshman): Played in 16 games, including 14 starts, in his freshman campaign...Part of a defensive unit that improved the team's goals against average from 2.22 in 2007 to 1.29 in 2008...Tallied an assist and his first collegiate point in a 2-1 double overtime loss at Ohio State on Aug. 31...Fired three shots on the season, including two on goal.
Prior to UCF: Attended Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pa....A four-year starter for Cedar Cliff at defender...A Mid-Penn All Stars first-team selection junior year after being named to the second team as a sophomore...Was a member of the distinguished honor roll his freshman and sophomore years...Earned Big 11 honorable mention honors as a sophomore...A member of the FC Delco U-18 Development Academy team...Club coach was Alan Mezger...FC Delco team placed third in the 2007 USYSA National Championships...Was a member of the FC Delco Dynamo III U-15 team, where he was his team's co-captain, helping lead the squad to the state cup championship...Was a member of FC Delco Dynamo starting at age 15.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Joseph Heffernan...Son of Joseph and Jill Heffernan...Majoring in biology.