Matthew Mills
Matthew Mills
Year: So.
Hometown: Sewell, N.J.
High School: Washington Township
Major: Information Technology
  • Two-year letter winner who has been a three-time All-Landmark Conference selection in relay events
  • Has competed in six Landmark Conference Championships individual finals, breaking a school record in an event in 2019
  • Set a pair of program records in individual races in 2018 while also teaming up to break three school records in relay events in 2019 

Sophomore Year (2018-19)

  • Once again put together a strong effort at the Landmark Conference Championships, earning All-Conference accolades as a part of two relay teams that registered runner-up finishes
  • Helped both the 200-medley relay (1:34.72) and 400-medley relay (3:27.72) teams smash school records in the event at the Landmark Conference Championships; earned All-Landmark Conference Second Team accolades for his efforts
  • Also helped the Royals' 200-freestyle relay team break a school record at the Landmark Championships on their way to a third-place finish in the event
  • Broke the school record in the 200-IM at the Landmark Championships, hitting the wall in 1:56.22 to place fifth overall
  • Was fourth in the 200-breaststroke (2:10.83) and fifth in the 100-breaststroke (58.93) at the Landmark Championships
  • Took part in 11 meets throughout the course of the year
  • Won three events at the 2018 Ranger Invitational at Drew, taking the 100-breast (58.49), 200-breast (2:08.76), and 400-IM (4:18.26)
  • Was victorious in 10 individual events throughout the course of the year in dual meets

Freshman Year (2017-18)

  • Swam in three individual races at the Landmark Conference Championships, finishing fourth or better in all three events
  • Set two individual school records and was a member of a school record-setting relay team
  • Placed third in the 200 backstroke at the Landmark Conference Championships with a Scranton record time of 1:56.00
  • Also set a school record in the 200 IM, finishing fourth with a time of 1:56.42
  • Swam a leg in the 400 medley relay team that finished second in the conference meet with a mark of 3:28.39
  • Also Finished third in the 200 breaststroke by clocking in at 2:08.84
  • Competed in all 11 meets during the season
  • Won 14 individual events on the year while finishing in top-four of all 31 races that he competed in

Notables

  • Royals' record-holder in the 200 backstroke (1:56.00) and 200 IM (1:56.22)
  • Member of Royals' record-holder team in the 200 medley relay (1:34.72), 400 medley relay (3:27.72), and 200 freestyle relay (1:25.27)

Awards & Honors

  • Second Team All-Landmark Conference (400 medley relay, 2018 & 2019; 400 freestyle relay, 2019)
  • Landmark Conference Athlete of the Week (Nov. 20, 2017; Oct. 29, 2018)
  • Landmark Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll (2019)

Landmark Conference Championship Finishes

2019

  • 100 Breaststroke (5th, 58.93)
  • 200 Breaststoke (4th, 2:10.83)
  • 200-IM (5th, 1:56.22)

2018

  • 200 Backstroke (3rd, 1:56.00)
  • 200 Breaststroke (3rd, 2:08.84)
  • 200 IM (4th, 1:56.42)

 

Personal/High School

  • The son of Stephen and Elizabeth Mills
  • His father is a graduate of Penn State while his mother graduated from LaSalle
  • Also has two siblings: Sam and Jenna.  Jenna graduated from Misericordia while Sam attends TCNJ.