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Gilroy was born in [[The Bellmores, New York|North Bellmore]], [[New York]], to Frank and Peggy Ann Gilroy. Matt Gilroy is one of Eight children. His father is a member of the St. John's Basketball Hall of Fame,<ref name=bloomer>{{cite news|title=A Late Bloomer Sticking to His Mission|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/sports/hockey/23vecsey.html?_r=1&ref=sports|accessdate=2009-04-15|date=2009-01-22|publisher=''[[New York Times]]'' | first=George | last=Vecsey}}</ref> who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.<ref name=star>{{cite news|title=Gilroy grows into top prospect|url=http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/614777|accessdate=2009-04-15|date=2009-04-07|publisher=''[[Toronto Star]]'' | first=Kevin | last=McGran}}</ref> He graduated in 2003 from St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, captaining the hockey team to two New York state championships.<ref name=star/> In addition to hockey, Gilroy played lacrosse at St. Mary's and was named team MVP in his junior year, in addition to all-league selections in his junior and senior years.<ref name=bostonprofile>{{Cite web|title=Player Bio:Matt Gilroy|url=http://www.goterriers.com/sports/m-hockey/mtt/gilroy_matt00.html|accessdate=2009-04-15|publisher=[[Boston University]]}}</ref>
 
Gilroy was born in [[The Bellmores, New York|North Bellmore]], [[New York]], to Frank and Peggy Ann Gilroy. Matt Gilroy is one of Eight children. His father is a member of the St. John's Basketball Hall of Fame,<ref name=bloomer>{{cite news|title=A Late Bloomer Sticking to His Mission|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/sports/hockey/23vecsey.html?_r=1&ref=sports|accessdate=2009-04-15|date=2009-01-22|publisher=''[[New York Times]]'' | first=George | last=Vecsey}}</ref> who was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers.<ref name=star>{{cite news|title=Gilroy grows into top prospect|url=http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/614777|accessdate=2009-04-15|date=2009-04-07|publisher=''[[Toronto Star]]'' | first=Kevin | last=McGran}}</ref> He graduated in 2003 from St. Mary's High School in Manhasset, captaining the hockey team to two New York state championships.<ref name=star/> In addition to hockey, Gilroy played lacrosse at St. Mary's and was named team MVP in his junior year, in addition to all-league selections in his junior and senior years.<ref name=bostonprofile>{{Cite web|title=Player Bio:Matt Gilroy|url=http://www.goterriers.com/sports/m-hockey/mtt/gilroy_matt00.html|accessdate=2009-04-15|publisher=[[Boston University]]}}</ref>
   
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Gilroy wears the number 97 in remembrance of his deceased brother Timmy, who died as the result of a bicycle accident at eight years old. Separated by 13 months, Matt and Timmy played on the same hockey teams growing up and wore the numbers 98 and 97, respectively, in homage to [[Wayne Gretzky]]. Traditional team policy with the Boston University Terriers does not permit players to wear high numbers deemed flamboyant and self-endorsing by head coach [[Jack Parker (ice hockey)|Jack Parker]]. However, given the circumstances, Gilroy was allowed by Parker to wear 97.<ref name=bloomer/> Gilroy also has an older brother, Frank Jr., who played basketball for St. Mary's High School and St. Anselm College.<ref name=bloomer/> His younger brother, Kevin, joined Matt on the Terriers for their 2009 championship year.<ref name=rally>{{Cite web|title=Gilroy's BU rallies to win title in OT|url=http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/ny-spfrozen1212646212apr11,0,5000341.story|accessdate=2009-04-15|date=2009-04-11|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20090416165933/http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/ny-spfrozen1212646212apr11,0,5000341.story|archivedate=2009-04-16}}</ref>
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Gilroy wears the number 97 in remembrance of his deceased brother Timmy, who died as the result of a bicycle accident at eight years old. Separated by 13 months, Matt and Timmy played on the same hockey teams growing up and wore the numbers 98 and 97, respectively, in homage to [[Wayne Gretzky]]. Traditional team policy with the Boston University Terriers does not permit players to wear high numbers deemed flamboyant and self-endorsing by head coach [[Jack Parker (ice hockey)|Jack Parker]]. However, given the circumstances, Gilroy was allowed by Parker to wear 97.<ref name=bloomer/> Gilroy also has an older brother, Frank Jr., who played basketball for St. Mary's High School and St. Anselm College.<ref name=bloomer/> His younger brother, Kevin, joined Matt on the Terriers for their 2009 championship year.<ref name=rally>{{Cite web|title=Gilroy's BU rallies to win title in OT|url=http://www.newsday.com/sports/hockey/ny-spfrozen1212646212apr11,0,5000341.story|accessdate=2009-04-15|date=2009-04-11}}</ref>
   
 
==Awards==
 
==Awards==

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