Editor, Lacrosse Magazine
Matt produces content and oversees all daily operations of Lacrosse Magazine Online (www.laxmagazine.com), the Internet component of US Lacrosse’s flagship publication.
At US Lacrosse since:
University of Delaware ’04;
B.A. in English-Journalism and Communication
Formerly served as editor Lacrosse Magazine Online;
former staff writer for the Wilmington (Del.) News Journal.
If you played lacrosse, when and how were you first introduced to the game?
I grew up on Long Island and played lacrosse for Sachem (N.Y.) High School, introduced to the game by my brother. I went on to play club ball as a long stick midfielder for the University of Delaware, which reached the NCLL national championship game my sophomore year and won the whole thing the year after I graduated.
What attracted you to US Lacrosse?
An opportunity to merge two passions – writing and lacrosse – and the fact it was located in Baltimore, the city where college never dies.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Not so much hidden as kept under wraps, but I’ve played the saxophone for nearly 20 years, including several symphonic and jazz ensembles in college. Was known to show up to rehearsals in lacrosse gear while hopping from one extracurricular activity to the next.
What is your favorite food?
Any food boasting any combination of the adjectives "zesty," "spicy" and/or "cheesy." Taco Bell being the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures.
What song is playing on your iPod now?
Eminem’s "I’m Not Afraid." This song has been No. 1 on the running mix ever since I heard it while embedded with Team USA in Manchester, pregame before they beat Canada. Fired up.
Where in the world would you like to take a two-week-long, all-expense-paid vacation?
Portugal – my family is originally from there and I did not fully appreciate the scope of our trip there as a 14-year-old punk in 1996.