Osborne Inducted into GW Athletic Hall of Fame

Feb. 15, 2018

Former George Washington men's soccer standout Matt Osborne was officially inducted into the GW Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Feb. 3, 2018.

A gifted forward, Osborne still ranks second on the program's all-time scoring list after piling up 45 goals and 20 assists from 1999 to 2002.

The England native set the single-season record for points as a senior with 49 via 19 goals and 11 assists, which earned him a spot on the Atlantic 10 first team for a second time. He led the Colonials to their first ever Atlantic 10 Tournament title that season and first NCAA berth in more than a decade.

Osborne was later named the A-10 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and GW's Male Student-Athlete of the Year. A two-time Academic All-Conference pick, he was also honored by CoSIDA as its 2002 Academic All-America Men's Soccer Player of the Year for his combination of performance on the field and in the classroom. After his graduation, he moved on to play professionally with the Northern Virginia Royals of the United Soccer League.

Osborne is the seventh representative of men's soccer in the GW Athletic Hall of Fame, joining Georges Edeline ('71), Kenny Emson ('89), Patrick O. Fasusi ('78), Mario Lone ('92), Marcelo Valencia ('95) and Derya Yavalar ('75).


 

 

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