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2009: Played in all 15 games and started 13 games on close defense (wing on opening faceoff in other two - officially not listed as a starter in those two) • Finished second on the team in ground balls (46) and caused turnovers (13) • Fueled a Blue Jay defense that allowed an average of just 8.7 goals per game during seven-game winning streak late in the season - JHU allowed 10.7 goals per game through the first seven games of the season • JHU defense held the opposition scoreless for a stretch of 11 minutes or longer 25 times on the season • Forced three turnovers and had a career-high eight ground balls vs. Siena while anchoring a defense that allowed just three goals (none in the final 45:50) and a total of six second-half shots • Grabbed six ground balls in the win over Hofstra, when the Blue Jays held the Pride scoreless for more than 11 minutes three different times • Tallied first career point - an assist on a second-quarter goal by Kyle Wharton - at second-ranked Syracuse • Had six ground balls and forced a turnover at Mount St. Mary's • JHU held the Mount scoreless for more than 20 minutes to end the game • Had two ground balls and two caused turnovers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Brown • Closed season with one assist, one ground ball and one caused turnover against Virginia in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

2008: Played in all 17 games as JHU's primary long-stick middie and had 22 ground balls on the year • Saw first action in nearly two years in the season-opener against Albany as he sat out the entire 2007 season wtih a torn ACL • Fueled the defensive turnaround in the second half of the season that saw the Blue Jays win eight straight to advance to the national championship game • JHU finished 19th in the nation in scoring defense after ranking as low as 49th at one point in the middle of the season.

2007: Missed the entire season after suffering a preseason knee injury.

2006: Played and started all 14 games on close defense • First freshman to start a season-opener on defense for JHU since Chris Watson (2002) • Finished fifth on the team - and first among close defensemen - with 32 ground balls on the year • 32 ground balls on the year are the most by a Johns Hopkins close defenseman since Michael Peyser had 33 in 2002 • Scooped up a career-high six ground balls, including one in the final five seconds, in the 11-10 win over Towson • Six GBs were the most by a Johns Hopkins close defenseman on the year • Picked up a then career-high five ground balls against North Carolina and added a team-high five in the 13-3 win over Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament • Fueled a Hopkins defense that held nine of 14 opponents to nine goals or less and six opponents to seven goals or less • Johns Hopkins finished 17th in the nation in scoring defense (8.21).

At Rancho Bernardo: Standout in football and lacrosse and a team captain in both sports • Garnered All-America honors as a senior, when he also earned conference player-of-the-year honors • Helped lacrosse team to county championship game and football team to a league title as a senior • Earned a 2005 National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Leader-Athlete Award • Union Tribune All-Academic selection in lacrosse as a junior and senior and as a senior in football.

Personal: Matthew T. Drenan • The son of Michael and Terese Drenan • Father was a member of the football team at Wittenberg (OH) and helped team to a pair of Division III Championships • Born February 13, 1987 • History major.

Drenan's Career Statistics

Year GP/S G A Pts Sh. GBs Pen.

2006 14/14 0 0 0 1 32 6/5:00

2007 Injured •

2008 17/3 0 0 0 3 22 5/4:30

2009 15/13 0 2 2 2 46 9/9:00

Totals 46/30 0 2 2 6 100 20/18:30


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Matt Drenan

Matt  Drenan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Rancho Bernardo

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
Defense

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