Coach Bluem on Lampson: "Matt has more than proven himself the last two seasons and I believe he is not only the best keeper in the conference, but one of the best in the country. We hope he can really lead the team from the back this year."
At a glance: Has started 37 career games and holds third-place all-time in career clean sheets with 19, five away from second and eight away from tying the record currently held by Casey Latchem ... in the Top 3 in several OSU goalkeeping season and career records ... tremendous size and strength between the pipes.
As a sophomore (2010): Earned First Team All-Big Ten and First Team All-Great Lakes Region honors after ranking first among conference keepers and in the Top 10 nationwide with a 0.72 goals-against average, a .858 save percentage and 10 shutouts ... was the team's co-Most Valuable Player at the annual banquet ... played every minute of the 2010 campaign, securing a Top 3 position in the OSU single-season record books in GAA and shutouts ... was a three-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honoree and a Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News National Team of the Week member Sept. 27 after shutting out nationally-ranked Louisville and Michigan, two eventual College Cup teams ... tallied 11 saves in win over Michigan (Sept. 25), the most of any Buckeye keeper in at least a decade ... followed up with 10 saves in draw with Akron (Sept. 29) ... also an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
As a redshirt freshman (2009): Named the Big Ten co-Freshman of the Year and a Second Team All-Big Ten honoree ... finished the season second in the Ohio State single-season record books with a 0.73 goals-against average - the lowest since 1986 and Dave Sheer's 0.70 effort ... was fourth in program history for single-season shutouts, tallying nine ... awarded Soccer America All-Freshman second team honors for the season ... started in 17 games, playing 1599:30 and recording 73 saves ... was a three-time conference defensive player of the week (Sept. 28, Oct. 12 and Nov. 10) and a member of the College Soccer News Team of the Week (Sept. 28) after securing back-to-back shutouts against IUPUI (Sept. 23) and Michigan State (Sept. 27) to give the Buckeyes their best start in program history.
As a freshman at Northern Illinois (2008): Redshirted season.
Ohio Eagles FC/Crew Soccer Academy: Advanced to the Academy National Finals in 2008 with Crew Soccer Academy ... started on the Academy Great Lakes squad ... five-time Ohio South State Champion.
St. Charles Preparatory: Two-time MVP of team (2006 and 07) ... most valuable defensive player... (2006 and 07) ... listed on 2007 All-Central Catholic League Team ... named as team captain during final season.
Personal: Son of Christopher and Mecy Lampson ... has three older siblings Mallory, Erin and Ben ... older sister Mallory played four years as a starter with the University of Louisville women's soccer team ... plans to attend medical school to study oncology after graduating from Ohio State ... favorite pastimes include playing the drums, watching soccer, playing football, basketball and snowboarding ... greatest sports thrill was playing in the Academy Finals week with the Crew Soccer Academy on ESPN.