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Matthew Rigali
Position: Breast
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
High School: Charlotte Catholic

2013-2014: Rigali began his RedHawks career with a second-place finish in the 100 breaststroke against Xavier. He earned a fourth-place finish in the 200 medley relay against Cleveland State in addition to a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and a third-place finish in the 200 breaststroke. Against Purdue, Rigali took sixth in the 100 breaststroke, third in the 200 backstroke, and fifth in the 100 butterfly. At the Miami Invitational, Rigali finished 15th in the 100 breaststroke, 25th in the 400 IM and 11th in the 200 breaststroke. Rigali finished fifth in the 200 medley relay and earned his first individual victory in the 100 breaststroke against Cincinnati. Against Evansville, Rigali took second in the 200 butterfly and first in the 200 breaststroke. He was fifth in the 200 medley relay against Buffalo and added third place finishes in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Against Eastern Michigan, Rigali finished fourth in the 200 medley relay, fifth in the 100 breaststroke and fourth in the 200 breaststroke. He took fourth in the 1000 freestyle and the 200 freestyle relay against Ball State. At the MAC Championships, Rigali finished 13th in the 100 breaststroke and 11th in the 200 breaststroke. 

High School: Swam for Brian Gross at Charlotte Catholic High School… a four-time letter winner and captain of his swimming team his senior year… set school records for the 100 breast and the 200 medley relay… a one-time state runner-up in 2012 in the 100 breast… a North Carolina state champion in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay during his senior year… he was also All State twice… a Scholastic All-American his senior year… participated in the Holy Angels Service Committee from 2010 until his graduation.

Personal: Son of David and Molly Rigali… born April 27, 1995… Matthew is the next in the long line of family who have attended Miami including both parents (’88), Chuck Rigali (’81), Gregory Rigali (’83), Anne Marie Rigali Skalecki (’83) and Megan Rigali (’07)… majoring in Strategic Commincation and Political Science.

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