11 Matthew DeLong
11 Matthew DeLong
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Millville, Pa.
High School: Millville
Position: Def
Major: Biology / Pre-Med


2011: Enters his junior campaign striving to carve out increased playing time … is an athletic student-athlete who can man the flanks either in the back or the midfield … gained good experience as a sophomore and will look to build on that for this season … looks to be in the mix as a starting wide defender.

2010: Provided quality minutes for the Spartans serving mostly in a reserve role ... played in 13 contests for York, drawing one start ... was in the first XI against Hood on October 26, which York won 3-0 ... played well as an outside back for the Green and White ... part of York's fifth Capital Athletic Conference Tournament championship and sixth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

2009: Appeared in eight Spartan contests … played mainly a defensive role … recorded a shot in York’s 7-0 victory over CAC foe Gallaudet on September 30 … made an NCAA Tournament appearance in the Spartans’ 6-0 win over Cazenovia in the first round ... helped the Spartans to their fourth CAC Tournament championship … was part of York’s fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Personal: Is a biology / pre-med major … is the son of Kenneth and Lori DeLong … born on July 4, 1990 … played club soccer for North Union United … was a 2009 all-state selection in high school ... made the Dean’s List in the fall and spring semesters of his freshman campaign … names his grandfather as the person he most admires … hobbies include basketball, golf, and video games … favorite athlete is Derek Jeter … chose York because of soccer and major … most significant athletic achievement is being part of the 1,000-point club during high school basketball … plans on working in optometry after graduation.