Back in high school, Matt Solberg had a decision to make. Did he want to insist on playing as an attackman in college or did he want to make the school itself the priority?
Solberg — a native of East Grand Rapids, Mich. — chose Amherst College. In doing so, he placed his trust in the coaches there to make the most of his talents, as an attackman or otherwise.
Looking back on his recruiting of Solberg, Amherst head coach Jon Thompson said, "I was really open with him. I said, we’re thinking about moving you to the midfield once you get here and I want you to know that up front. We ended up making that switch and, boy, has he become a terrific midfielder."