• Player: Matthew Carperpicture of the student

    Sport and Position: Swimming

    College/University: United States Coast Guard Academy

    Planned Major: Mechanical Engineering

    Quote: "I am very excited to attend the USCGA as a student athlete, which will enable me to continue swimming, get a great education and serve my country." 

    Major Accomplishments and Interests

    • Varsity Swim and Dive Team letter all four years
    • WPIAL 4-year qualifier
    • PIAA 2-year qualifier
    • Placed 7th in 100 breaststroke and 8th in 200 individual medley at 2023 PIAA Swimming Championships
    • Pine-Richland Aquatics Club Swim Team Futures, Sectional and Super Sectional swim meet qualifier multiple years
    • USA Water Polo Academic All-American Recipient (2022)
    • National Honor Society (2021-2023)
    • Highest Honor Roll (2019-2023)
    • 2023 Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen
    • USA Water Polo Academic All-American Recipient
    • Eagle Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 344. Chaplain, mentor, taught First Aid
    • Co-developed and led youth engineering workshops at Northern Tier Regional Library
    • Special needs youth care volunteer for Friday Night Kids at Memorial Park Church
    • Volunteer at Blueberry Hill Retirement Community, Light of Life Men’s Shelter and Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank