(Disclaimer: Mitchell Mullock is Matthew Mullock’s brother.)
On Wednesday, February 3rd Matthew Mullock committed to Saint Joseph’s University, where he plans on playing Division I soccer for the next four years. After a long and arduous recruiting process, his decision was finalized in early January after Bucknell University asked him to wait until early Spring, so they could see if they had room for him on the team. “I didn’t want to wait that long, and take the chance that I would miss out on Saint Joseph’s offer,” says Mullock, “Besides, I really loved [Saint Joe’s] coaching staff, and I felt really comfortable there when I went on my visit”.
Matthew will leave Moorestown Friends as one of the most decorated athletes in its recent history. In his career as an MFS Fox, he scored 35 goals, and had 35 assists. He has 8 Varsity letters, throughout his high school career for soccer and baseball, without ever playing on a JV team. He has a Sectional South Parochial-B Championship in soccer, a Friends League Championship in baseball, another Friends League Championship appearance in baseball, a Sectional Championship appearance in baseball, and a State Championship appearance in soccer. He started in all of these games. He has two All-Friends League selections for soccer, and two Friends League Honorable Mentions for baseball. As a senior, he was selected All-State New Jersey 3rd Team, All-South Jersey 3rd Team, All-Southeast Pennsylvania, All-State Pennsylvania, and was voted best player in the Friends League. Along with being a difference maker on the field, he was also a leader, captaining both the 2014 and 2015 men’s soccer teams.
Wednesday marked the second time in the last two years that MFS had a D1 athlete sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day. As a school which mostly focuses on academics, it is important not only to the athletes that have excelled at MFS, but also to the school and its athletic programs. Players like Vanessa Kara (last year’s D1 signing) and Matthew Mullock bring talent, competitiveness, and a winning culture to MFS, which shines a certain spotlight on athletics, and creates a contagious excitement for being a student at MFS.
As for Matthew, he is excited about his future, “I can’t wait to get on the field [at Saint Joseph’s] and prove to my coaches that I was deserving of the spot they gave me”. On behalf of the entire MFS community, WordsWorth wishes Matthew the best as he transforms from MFS Fox to Saint Joseph’s Hawk.