|High School:||Saint Augustine|
As a Senior (2017-18)
Took third-place in the 200-backstroke (1:51.59), fourth in the 100-backstroke (51.36) and was a member of the second-place 200-freestyle relay team (1:22.86) at the Zippy Invite (12/3) … Winner of the 50-freestyle (21.37) and was a member of the first-place 400-freestyle relay team (3:10.51) against Canisius (11/11) ... Finished third in the 50-freestyle (21.60) and was a member of the third-place 200-freestyle relay (1:25.31) and the fourth-place 400-freestyle relay (3:10.84) at the Atlantic 10 Classic (10/29) ... Was a member of the first-place 200-freestyle relay team (1:24.90) and fourth in the 100-backstroke (53.33) at UConn (10/20) ... Earned second-place in the 200-freestyle relay (1:26.44), sixth in the 50-freestyle (21.93), eighth-place in 100-backstroke (54.23) and third in the 200-medley relay (1:35.83) at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invite (10/7).
As a Junior (2016-17)
Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree ... helped the 200-medley relay team to a second-place finish (1:29.12) and was a part of the fourth-place finishing 200-freestyle relay (1:21.27), 400-medley relay (3:18.39) and 400-freestyle relay (2:59.92), while also scoring in the 200-backstroke, 100-backstroke and 50-freestyle at the 2017 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships ... finished second in 100-backstroke at Binghamton (1/14) with a time of 54.17, finished third in 200-backstroke at 1:58.48 and was prt of second-place 200-medley relay ... finished ninth out of 24 in the 200-backstroke (1:52.27), 12th in the 400-freestyle relay team (3:12.09), was part of the ninth-place 200-medley relay team (1:32.21) and finished 12th out of 24 in the 100-backstroke (51.37) at the Akron Invite (12/2-4) ... member of the eighth place 200 freestyle relay team (1:24.58) and ninth place 400 medley relay team (3:23.65) at the Akron Invite (12/2). Finished first in three events, the 400-medley relay (3:32.15), the 100-backstroke (52.72) and the 200-freestyle relay (1:26.00) in a win over Canisius ... also placed third in the 200-backstroke (2:01.07) against Canisius (11/13) ... finished fourth in the 200-backstroke (1:56.71) at the A-10 Quad Meet (10/30) ... finished first in the 200-backstroke (1:58.56) against Colgate (10/22) ... finished first in the 50-freestyle (21.57) against Cleveland State (10/21).
As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Part of the record-breaking 200-yard Medley team, which finished with a time of 1:28.35, also swam in the 200-yard freestyle relay that came in at 1:21.18 ... at the Atlantic 10 Championships, he also competed individually in the 100-backstroke with a time of 49.96 and in the 200-breaststroke touching at 1:48.29 ... on 11/7, he competed against CSU and Marshall in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 21.08 ... at the Pittsburgh Invitational, 11/22, he competed in the 100-yard freestyle, finishing with a time of 49.09.
As a Freshman (2014-15)
Finished 13th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:50.40) and 20th in the preliminary round of the 50-yard freestyle (21.22) in the A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships.
A four-year letterwinner at Saint Augustine Prep, swimming all four years. Senior year Matt qualified for the New Jersey state swimming championships in the 100 Back, 50 free, as well as his 200 medley relay team.
Son of Donna and Steven Taccard ... Accounting major.
2016-17 Top Marks
|50 Freestyle SCY||20.86||2017 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham||2/16/2017|
|100 Backstroke SCY||50.87||2017 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham||2/17/2017|
|200 Backstroke SCY||1:51.02||2017 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham||2/18/2017|
2015-16 Top Marks
|50 Freestyle SCY||21.08||CSU vs Marshall vs St.Bonavent||11/7/2015|
|100 Freestyle SCY||49.09||2015 AM AP Pittsburgh Invitati||11/22/2015|
|100 Backstroke SCY||49.96||2016 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham||2/19/2016|
|200 Backstroke SCY||1:48.29||2016 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham||2/20/2016|