Rock Hill, SC - Matt Stinson was recently voted Most Valuable Player for the Winthrop Men’s Soccer Team. He becomes the first freshman to be voted MVP since former Canadian, Ian Cardey received the award in 1991. Cardey was voted MVP each of his fours years. Stinson was recently selected to the Top 100 Freshmen in the Nation by Top Drawer Soccer. The 6-0 midfielder out of Toronto, Ontario had a solid first year for the Eagles as he was the only player to play and start in all 18 games, despite playing the majority of the season with a broken hand. He finished tied for second on the team with six points as he had three goals. He scored the game-winning goal in the final minutes against Presbyterian College and scored the game-tying goal against Wofford. Stinson logged nearly 200 minutes more than any other player on the team.
Stinson earned All-Big South Second Team honors as well as being named to the Big South All-Freshmen Team. Before the 2010 season, College Soccer News placed him on its Freshmen Watch List.