2010: Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... First in school history with 82 career points and 33 goals ... Preseason second-team All-America selection of College Soccer News ... One of 39 individuals named to watch list for Hermann Trophy ... Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... Tied for team lead with six assists ... Tallied career goal No. 31 in a victory over Oregon State (9/19) to become the school's all-time leading goal scorer ... Record-breaking goal came on a penalty kick ... Scored team's lone goal in a 1-1 tie vs. Notre Dame (9/29) ... Assisted on three of five NU goals in consecutive victories over DePaul (10/6) and No. 15 Ohio State (10/10) ... Team leader with 44 shots, including seven in a win over Cleveland State (9/17) and a tie with Penn State (10/17) ... Notched the tying goal on a penalty kick with just over one minute to play in an eventual 4-3 overtime victory over Wisconsin (10/23) ... Started all 18 matches ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009: First-team All-Big Ten selection ... NSCAA second-team All-Great Lakes Region ... ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA second-team Academic All-America pick ... Led the Big Ten with 13 goals, 6 game-winning goals and 29 points ... Tallied seven goals in the team's first four matches, including two apiece against Green Bay (9/1), Oakland (9/11) No. 21 Tulsa (9/13) ... Posted the game-winning goal in overtime in the win over Tulsa to be named the MVP of the NIU/adidas Invitational ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week Sept. 14 after scoring four goals in the tournament ... Notched the match's lone goal in wins over Northern Illinois (10/7), Loyola Chicago (10/20) and Michigan State (11/7) ... Named College Soccer News National Player of the Week Oct. 26 after posting game-winning goals against Loyola Chicago and Indiana (10/25) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2008: Top Drawer Soccer second-team All-American ... Second-team adidas/NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honoree ... First-team All-Big Ten selection ... Big Ten All-Tournament Team pick after scoring the tying goal late in regulation and assisting on the game-winner in a 2-1 double-overtime win over Penn State (11/13) ... Team leader with 12 goals and 25 points ... The 12 goals rank as a tie for the second-highest season total in school history ... Ranked first in the Big Ten with six game-winning goals ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and to College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week after recording a hat trick in a win over Eastern Illinois (9/12) ... Tallied both goals in a 2-1 victory at Wisconsin (10/12) to earn second selection of the season to College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer National Team of the Week ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2007: Second on the team with 16 points and five goals ... Started all 20 matches as a true freshman ... Tied for fourth in Big Ten with three game-winning goals ... Tallied the match's lone goal against Loyola Sept. 26 ... First career goal was the game-winner 19 seconds into overtime against Bucknell Sept. 2 to give NU the title at the Lakeside Classic ... Named to Lakeside Classic and adidas/Baymont Inn Invitational all-tournament teams ... Also tallied goals at Yale and vs. Butler ... Contributed assists against Colgate, UMKC, No. 16 Michigan State and both wins over Wisconsin.
High School: Led Glenbard East High School to a 29-8-4 record in his junior and senior years -- the most successful two-year run in Glenbard East's history ... Led high school to its highest school ranking in history when they were ranked No. 7 in Chicago Tribune state poll in 2006 ... Tallied 39 goals and 21 assists in two years on the varsity ... A 2006 Illinois All-State selection ... One of Chicago Sun-Times top 50 players in 2006. Club/ODP: Played club soccer for Chicago Wind Nationals ... Caught coaches' attention as a two-time all star at the College Soccer Training Center at Northwestern in 2005 and 2006.
Personal: Born Matthew Robert Eliason ... Son of Ron and Bev Eliason ... Father, Ron, played tennis at Knox College ... Also considered Colgate, DePaul and Lafayette ... Major is communication studies with a minor in business institutions.