30 Matt DiGirolamo
30 Matt DiGirolamo
Birth Date: 6/9/88
Height: 5-9
Weight: 169
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Ambler, Pa.
Position: G
Team: Waterloo (USHL)
S/C: L
Di Girolamo's 2011-12 Stats

2011-12: Di Girolamo appeared in 16 games including 16 starts for the Wildcats… had an overall recorded of 6-8-1… compiled a 3.41 GAA… earned a .883 save percentage… had one shutout on the year in a 5-0 victory of UMass-Lowell… played a total of 897:32 minutes… made a season high 37 saves in an overtime defeat of Union on 10/28/11… was named Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week 10/31.

: Di Girolamo started all 39 games in net for the Wildcats, posting a 22-11-6 record on the season... He recorded a nation’s best and school record 1,145 saves in 2,302:51 minutes played, while maintaining a save percentage of .923 and a win percentage of .641... Di Girolamo also had 17 games with 30+ saves and a season-best 41 saves in a 2-1 win against Merrimack (11/27)... He collected two shutouts, his career-first coming against UMass (11/12) with 19 saves... He ranked in the top three in every net-minding category in Hockey East, including first in minutes, second in save percentage, and third in GAA (2.44). Di Girolamo also received several honors for the 2010-11 season: Hockey East Honorable Mention All-Star, Hockey East Athletic Republic Player of the Week (11/8), Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week (four times), Inside College Hockey National Player of the Week (11/8), and Hockey East Goaltender of the Month for December, in which he was unbeaten (3-0-0), and March... He was one of 10 Wildcats named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

2009-10: Di Girolamo saw action in three games, including one start in net for the Wildcats… Posted a 1-0-0 record on the season … Racked up 92:42 in net… Compiled 48 saves… Owned a .908 save percentage and a 3.24 goals against average... Stopped a season-high 32 shots in a 4-3 win over Providence on Dec. 11.
2008-09: Di Girolamo was the second goaltender on the UNH depth chart… Played in five games and picked up his first collegiate win in a relief appearance on Dec. 11 against Holy Cross… Stopped 22 shots and earned a tie in his collegiate debut at Northeastern on Nov. 1… One of eight Wildcats named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

Career Milestones: Career-high 32 saves at Providence on Dec. 12, 2009. First win: Dec. 11, 2008 vs. Holy Cross.

Before UNH: Di Girolamo played in 75 games over his last two years for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL...During his final season with Waterloo, he posted a 25-12 record in 42 games, a win total that ranked third in the USHL...During that year, the USHL all-star notched 879 saves and had a goals-against-average of just 2.41, which ranked fourth in the league...Helped lead the Blackhawks to the championship game where they lost in overtime...In the season prior, had a 22-9 record to go along with a total of 735 saves and a save percentage of .905...Was awarded USHL Goalie of the Week three times in the 2007-08 season and twice in the 2006-07 season.

Personal: Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1988 to John and Mary Ann Di Girolamo...Catches left...A business  major...His brother John played baseball at Mount St. Mary’s and in a professional Italian Baseball League...Aside from hockey he enjoys baseball and golf...His favorite athlete is Brian Dawkins and the person he admires most outside of sports is his father John...Played in Waterloo with Kessel, Pavelski and Borisenok.


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