Matt is a resilient man and strong athlete. Despite not receiving much playing time, he continues to be a positive man and a great program guy. He is "team first," always there to volunteer to help others and recruits. Matt is also committed to his physical development. In 2009, he peaked with his strength, crushing the weight room. This year his focus is on his endurance and flexibility. Matt has a powerful shot with room and time, and he can find more time on the field with improvement in his accuracy...2009: Did not see action...2008: Started three of 12 games played for the Bears...Registered an assist vs. UMass...Picked-up five ground balls...2007: Saw action in seven games for the Bears, picking up a ground ball against Hartford...Secondary School Background: A graduate of Walpole High School where he lettered in lacrosse (4), football (3), hockey (2), and track (1)...Lacrosse team captain his senior year...Three-time All-Bay State League All-Star...Two-year First team EMass All-Star...New England Premier Showcase All-Star...Holds Walpole lacrosse records for most points in a game (10), career goals (103), assists (64)...Started 36 consecutive games in football, posting a 30-6 record...National Honor Society member and four-year Honor Roll student...Personal: the son of J. Daniel and Yvette Grimm Shakespeare of Walpole...Has two brothers, Mike and Sean...Enjoys golf, fishing, music and Nobadeer Beach...History concentrator.