Comets Indoor Soccer

Alain Matingou #4

Alain_Matingou_HeadshotPosition: Defender
Height: 6’1″
Weight: 180
Hometown: Paris, France
Park University
DOB: 12/14/1984
Twitter: @AlainGiress95

2015/16 MASL Season: After a promising 2014-15 season Matingou was primed for a breakout year. Unfortunately an injury limited the French defender to 8 games. However, his defensive skills were solidly in place as the Comets recorded a record of 6-2 in those eight games.

2014/15 MASL Season: Played his first full season with the Comets recording a total of 33 points with 21 goals and 12 assists. A starter for Coach Andonovski who appeared in all 20 games and was named to the MASL All-Rookie Team.

2013/14 MISL Season: Played in two games for the Comets and recorded one assist. Later on, the team would move on to winning the MISL Championship for the first time in club history.

Matingou, originally from Paris, France, played four years at Park University. A stout defender for the Pirates, he became a starter in his freshman year. In 2010 he led a defense that carried Park University to a first-place finish in the AMC Regular Season and earned 2010 AMC 1st Team All-Conference Honors.

College: 2010 – One of the most stout defenders in the AMC last season, Alain Matingou was named to the 2010 AMC First-Team All-Conference after leading the Pirates to a first-place finish in the AMC regular season; Matingou also scored a career high two goals on the year, both coming early in the season the first in Park’s home opening loss to University of Sioux Falls and the second coming on the road in Park’s loss at William Jewell; Matingou attempted 11 shots on the year with four shots on goal and helped the Pirate defense to five shutout victories; With the help of Matingou, Park gave up just 23 goals in 17 games in 2010 and in a one-month span from Oct. 9 – Nov. 9 the Pirates gave up just one goal in five matches and shutout Missouri Baptist, Baker, Williams Baptist and William Woods; In the AMC Championship game against Columbia, Matingou was called upon to shoot a penalty kick in the final period against the Cougars and he delivered with a powerful PK goal past Columbia’s keeper, Ken Searles.

2009 – Matingou played in 16 games with 16 starts for Park in his second season with the club…Like teammate Simon Senfuka, Matingou was also named to the 2009 AMC Honorable Mention All-Conference squad…Matingou took five shots on the year but helped the defense to seven shutout victories…He continually defended his opponents’ best players and helped the defensive front give up just 17 goals on the season…two of his five shot attempts were on goal.

2008 – An incredibly athletic defender for Park in 2008, Matingou was named the  MCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 6…Scored one goal on the season against then No. 3 ranked Southern Nazarene on Oct. 21…Attempted five shots on the year and appeared and started in 13 games for the Pirates…Had a .200 shooting percentage.