CORALVILLE, Iowa – As a senior with the University of Iowa hockey team, Matt Wilson is hoping to make his final season a memorable one.
After sweeps the first two weekends of the season over Bradley and Wisconsin Oshkosh, Wilson and the Hawkeyes are certainly off to a strong start.
“I hold this team to high expectations and hope to continue sweeping,” said Wilson, a defenseman and native of St. Charles, Ill. “I feel once our team reaches a certain level of chemistry, the rest will take over, and winning the league will be our goal.
“My favorite thing about being a Hawkeye is having access to the best campus in the United States and having a massive fan base.”
Recruited to play for Iowa four years ago when he was playing his last year for the Team Illinois AAA program, Wilson bypassed junior hockey and went straight to the Hawkeyes.
“I wanted to pursue my education,” Wilson said.
Wilson has a double major in Finance and Management with a certificate in Risk Management and Insurance. Couple that with his hockey goals, and it’s easy to root for Wilson to succeed.
“My short-term goals for hockey are to keep trying to pass on my love of the game to underclassmen, and my long-term hockey goal is to try and make the all-star team again,” said Wilson. “My short-term school goal is to make the Presidents’ List, and my long-term goals are to graduate and find a job that I enjoy doing.”
In addition to playing on the blue line for Iowa and getting after his studies, Wilson is serving as the team’s president for the 2021-22 season.
“My duties mean I oversee just about everything that goes on with the team, most importantly making sure all the players are just as happy and excited to play each week as I am,” said Wilson.
The Hawkeyes are off this coming weekend before hosting St. Louis University for two games Oct. 8-9 from Coral Ridge. Game time is 7 p.m. Friday night and 1:30 p.m. for the finale on Saturday.
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