Pre-College: Played and lettered in only one season under coaches Mike and Steve Robertson at John F. Kennedy high school ... With ten goals and twelve assists, carried team to a Final Four appearance ... Led team to a Metro League title and Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) championship in 2004 ... Gathered first-team All-Metro and All-MVC honors freshman campaign ... Played for club team CRSA 88/89 and coach Homer Screws for five years ...Club team named Iowa State Cup Champions seven consecutive years ... Team was ranked in top-15 nationally since 2004 ... Top honor roll student (above 3.8) in every term of high school ... Member of National Honor Society and Science National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Matthew Louis Zirretta ... Son of Barb Ziretta ... Born in Santa Barbara, California on October 10, 1988.