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Matt Rider is a defensive midfielder from SLC, UT. He played for Impact Black '91 before coming to BYU in 2010. Matt then served a 2 year LDS mission from 2010 to 2012 in the Lima, Peru East Mission. Matt is now in his second year playing for the Cougars, and is studying information systems at BYU. He says he chose to play at BYU because it allowed him to serve a mission while still playing soccer at a high level. When not playing soccer, Matt enjoys skiing, cycling, and being outside.