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November 2009 - Matt McArdle

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November 2009 - Matt McArdle

Matt McArdle




Annapolis, MD
Defenseman 5'10''
Shattuck St. Mary's 
July 11, 1995
160 lbs



Chosen Attribute: Integrity

Why is this attribute important to you?

Integrity is very important to me.  Integrity is following moral and ethical principles –moral character: honesty.”  My family has a motto of how we choose what is the proper order of importance in our lives – we call this the McArdle code, which is: God, Family, Studies (have to’s), Sports, and play (want to’s).  We get these rules from God’s ten commandments and Jesus’ commandment which is to love thy neighbor as I love thy self.  Herb Brooks once said, “The legs feed the wolf.”  Integrity feeds all other things – My integrity allows me to achieve great things like teamwork and excellence.


What is your favorite scripture verse?
My favorite scripture verse is Luke 12:48.  All through the Bible, God and Jesus teaches us about talents.  I really like and Believe: “For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom much is expected in return of me”.  I am really grateful to God for giving me so much – I just believe that those that are blessed with great talent have an extra responsibility to put them to good use.

What else should we know about you?
I have a great work ethic.  My work ethic will never be beaten by anyone.  My Dad has a line that I believe in that states “My extra mile will never be crowded.”  This translates into my willingness to work harder than anyone else in everything I do.  I work hard to be the best in my studies, when I play hockey, at being a good friend, a great teammate, and being the best son that I can be to my parents.  I have a special relationship with my parents, and look at my Dad as a teacher, a coach, and as my best friend.  I have many interests outside of hockey, and have also competed at football, lacrosse, soccer, baseball, karate, and basketball.  I also enjoy attending church and regularly pass out communion with my dad.  Sharing the Lord’s supper with others brings both myself, and the ones I share it with the Love that Jesus talks about in the New Testament.  

For his love for his teammates, his family, and for others, FCA Hockey is proud to recognize Matt as the November Heart and Soul Athlete of the Month.


12 comments (Add your own)

1. Pat Fabiszak wrote:
Congrats Matt!

Mon, December 7, 2009 @ 12:33 PM

2. Your sister wrote:
Matt i am your ittle sister. I look up to you, when I found out you got this award I was sp proud I almost crieed. I showed every single one of my friends this website.You have proved to me that I can accomplish anything in life.And know you will always be right by my side trying to help and support me.

P.S.The bottom line is your the best big brother ever.
Your sister

Sat, January 2, 2010 @ 6:16 AM

3. wrote:

Sat, May 7, 2011 @ 6:56 PM

4. matt mcardle wrote:
thanx sis:)

Sat, May 7, 2011 @ 6:57 PM

5. brad preston wrote:
It is very refreshing to read this. I had the pleasure of working w/ you at a young age on and off the ice. You were a great kid, hard worker, and dedicated on the ice and in the classroom. Great to see those attributes are a major part of your life. Now that I have 2 young sons it is refreshing and inspiring to see.

I talked to your dad recently and he shared w/ me all the success you are having - CONGRATS, I am very proud of you - keep it up. I hope we cross paths at some point.

all the best,
coach brad preston

Mon, July 11, 2011 @ 3:26 PM

6. Rafeek wrote:
You always play golf with your doinmant hand. Very few are there cases when someone who is right handed plays left handed or vise versa. If it feels right do it. It is all about comfort and how well you play.Go to a driving range on a demo day or something and hit balls with both right handed and left handed sets of clubs. Whichever set you hit the ball the longest and straightest with, you will want to choose.

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