2017 (Freshman): Played in 21 games, starting two ... recorded 12 points (6g-6a) ... also posted 10 steals ... notched season-high three points (1g-2a) against No. 14 California Baptist on Sept. 3 at the Bruno Classic ... registered season-best two steals against No. 19 St. Francis Brooklyn on Sept. 2 at the Bruno Classic.
High School: Lettered in water polo and swimming at Davis Senior High School… two-time Delta All-League selection … earned two CIF Sac-Joaquin Section honorable mention citations … three-year CIF Sac-Joaquin Section water polo runner-up finisher … two-time USA Water Polo Outstanding Academic All-American … USA Water Polo ODP Nick Johnston Inspiration Award recipient … played with the Davis Water Polo Club … competed at the USA Water Olympics, Junior Olympics and USA Water Polo Olympic Development Program.
Personal: Matthew David Blackwell … born March 31, 1998 in Sacramento, California … son of David and Jolanda Blackwell … father, David, played football at Cal State Hayward … mother, Jolanda, played volleyball at Cal State Hayward … has three sisters, Lauren, Haley and Emily.