Men's Water Polo

    7
    Matthew Burton
    Matthew Burton

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Manhattan Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Mira Costa HS

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 190

    Position:
    Two-Meter

    Experience:
    3V

    07/01/2013

    Four Trojans Land Pac-12 Postgraduate Scholarships

    Matthew Burton, Melanie Grindle, Alex Lendrum and Chelsea Silvers are awarded $3,000 scholarships.

    05/17/2013

    Bolonyai, Burton and Lendrum Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 8

    All three will now vie for All-American honors.

    05/17/2013

    Burton, Bolonyai and Lendrum Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 8

    All three will now vie for All-American honors.

    03/27/2013

    Two Trojans Earn National Academic Honors

    Matt Burton and Ivan Kustic hold strong GPAs in 2012.

    01/19/2013

    Four Trojans Earn MPSF All-Academic Honors

    Matt Burton finishes his USC career with a full set of championships and academic honors.

    WATCH MATT BURTON'S STUDENT-ATHLETE FEATURE

    THIS SEASON: Burton enters his final season at USC as a proven force on both sides of the ball.

    2011: Burton scored three goals in USC's first two games before being sidelined for the remainder of the season due to injury.

    2010: A team captain, Burton was third on the team in scoring with 33 goals as a junior... Named a Third Team All-American and received All-MPSF Honorable Mention... Also selected to NCAA All-Tournament Second Team... Scored in 21 different games with eight multiple-goal outings... Set a new career high with four goals vs. Long Beach State on Sept. 11... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete.

    2009: Burton scored 17 goals as a sophomore... Scored in 13 different games with three multiple-goal outings... Set a career high with three goals vs. Long Beach State on Sept. 12... Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team and honored with the Elite 88 Award for holding the highest cumulative GPA of all NCAA men's water polo tournament participants... Named an MPSF All-Academic Scholar-Athlete.

    2008: Burton scored five goals as a freshman... Scored in five different games... First career goal came in USC's opener against Claremont.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Burton is a two-time All-CIF First Team selection out of Mira Costa High, Team won CIF Division IV championship in 2006... A 2006 and 2007 Daily Breeze All-South Bay First Team pick... Earned third team All-CIF and second team All-South Bay and all-league honors in 2005...An honor student... Plays club for LA Water Polo Club.

    NATIONAL TEAMS: A member of the U.S. Youth National Team in 2006.

    PERSONAL: Burton is double majoring in philosophy and broadcast journalism, and would like to one day become a lawyer... Parents are Lauren and Kent... Has one sister, Lindsay... Born Dec. 7, 1989.