Dan Matheny is a senior captain at Georgetown.
Oct. 7, 2009
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University senior football player Dan Matheny doesn't have many regrets.
A captain on the Hoya football team, Matheny hasn't experienced the wins he and his teammates hoped they would see upon entering their college days. And, because of an injury, he does regret not having the chance to don his uniform and take to the Multi-Sport Field when the Hoyas played Howard on Homecoming Day in September.
One thing Matheny most certainly does not regret, however, is his Georgetown experience.
A native of nearby Fairfax, Va., Matheny grew up with the Hilltop practically in his backyard. As a senior at St. Paul VI High School, his college choice was an easy decision.
"I would not change my experience at Georgetown for anything," Matheny said. "The relationships I have made and experiences I have had could not be replaced."
He has battled through injuries throughout his career, but Head Coach Kevin Kelly has always felt confident when he could pencil Matheny's No. 62 into the starting lineup at center.
"Dan is a tough young man," Kelly said. "He's one of those kids who will put everything on the line to come out play and he's just a super leader for this team."
That leadership was evident in his last two years as a member of the football team. One of Kelly's first recruits when he came to Georgetown, Matheny has been the team's starting center for four years.
Prior to his junior year, his teammates recognized that hard work and leadership by voting him as one of two team captains. It was a role he filled throughout his senior year as well.
A product of a Catholic high school, Matheny wanted to attend a school that would challenge him academically and give him the opportunity to help on the football field.
"When I was being recruited, I had one line to pick a school," he explained. "I wanted an institution with competitive football, but more importantly, excellent academics. I got both of those at Georgetown."
Matheny, who will graduate with a degree in management and marketing, has relished the opportunities he's had while at Georgetown. Last summer, while working out with his teammates at every chance, the rising senior interned with the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), an organization facilitating international police cooperation.
"The experience at INTERPOL was beyond anything I ever expected," Matheny said. "I got to work on actual cases and see a little bit of the threat to the United States.
"It was very eye-opening. I learned a lot about investigations and was able to work closely with interns from all over the country and agents from every department in the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security."
That experience for Matheny is just one of many that are available for Georgetown student-athletes.
"I know that the internship experience for Georgetown students is a huge part of recruiting," Matheny said. "We (the football team) have had guys interning in New York or on Capitol Hill. This is some very impressive work experience to have on your resume."
That is why, despite the outcomes on the football field for the Hoyas, Matheny doesn't regret his choice. Not being on the field for Georgetown's Homecoming game
"It was tough," Matheny said. "I had a hard time with that, but Homecoming is always a fun game here and it's a great tradition in football. Our alumni come back and the stands are packed and it's just a cool feeling being on the field for it."
And while his career will come to a close with the 2009 season, Matheny will leave with many great memories.
"Georgetown has been a fantastic place," he said. "The opportunities here are boundless. It is truly amazing."
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