Matt Bean
Matt Bean
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Scranton, Pa.
High School: Wyoming Seminary Prep
Position: Backstroke

2017-18 (Freshman) - Scored 3 individual points for the Eagles at the 2018 Patriot League Championships at Navy … Was 14th in the 100 back, going 51.81 in B final after posting 51.49 in the prelims at PLs … placed 7th at ECAC Winter Championships with time of 52.40 … Finished 21st at PLs in 200 back with time of 1:55.83 … Seasons best came in a 3rd-place finish at ECAC Winter Championships with time of 1:54.58 … had top marks for the Eagles in the 100 and 200 back … posted 22.75 in 50 free for 45th at PLs … finished in 42nd at ECAC Winter Championships (23.10) … member of 200 Medley Relay team at PLs that placed 8th (1:33.51) … also competed in other events over the season: 100 free (49.29), 100 breast (1:02.87), 200 IM (2:06.87), 200 free relay (1:32.72), 400 free relay (3:11.44), and 400 Medley Relay (3:28.52).

BEFORE AMERICAN – Finished his senior year unbeaten in the 100 backstroke at Wyoming Seminary Prep in Scranton, with PR of 53.64... Finished 16th in the state championship in the 100 back... Quartet was 6th in the 400 free relay... Two-time All-State honoree... Two-team team captain and team MVP... Member of pool- and school-record 200 medley and 400 free relay teams... Part of five district championships in high school... Swam for the River Otters club in Kingston, Pa.

PERSONAL – Planning to major in business... Parents are Julie and Michael Bean... Earned President's Award at Wyoming Seminary Prep for outstanding service... Interns in his area creating video content for a local business... Part of a group that developed a rowing club at his school... In summer before his freshman year, says he worked on his arm speed in the backstroke... Sports hero is Michael Phelps and non-sports hero is Steve Jobs... Would cast Ryan Reynolds in a movie about his life... Enjoys photography... Hopes to own his own business.