Episcopal’s Hurley heading to West Point


Matthew B. Hurley of Alexandria, a 6’3″, 195 lb. senior lacrosse midfielder at Episcopal High School, has received a Congressional Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy Class of 2012 at West Point, where he will play lacrosse for the Army team.
Co-Captain of the Episcopal Varsity Lacrosse Team, Hurley was selected for the Under Armour All-American Classic Washington, D.C., All-Star team in 2007, and was a Co-Captain of the Varsity Football Team and a member of the Varsity Track Team. He was the 2004 recipient of the Fort Hunt Sportsmen Bob Beatty Award and a 2007 recipient of the Alexandria Historical Society Award.
“I am pleased that Matt has committed to attend West Point, said Episcopal’s Headmaster Rob Hershey. He is a talented young man with extraordinary competitive spirit. We are proud of his accomplishments at EHS, and I know that Matt will make a positive contribution to life at West Point.”
Hurley looks forward to continuing a family tradition of military service, “Both my grandfather and father served in the armed forces,” Matt said. “This is an incredible opportunity for me to be able to serve my country, receive a superb education, and to play for a nationally ranked Division 1 lacrosse team. I am very grateful for the well rounded and challenging academic and athletic programs afforded to me by Episcopal High School, as well as all the support I received from family, teachers, coaches, and faculty.