Matt Dunn

Defensive Coach | First Class Lacrosse

Matt Dunn

FCL's Head Defensive Coach

About Matt


Matt Dunn graduated from the University of Maryland in 2016 and is currently a Professional Lacrosse Player in the Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) for the Whipsnakes LC. At the University of Maryland, Matt played on the Men’s Lacrosse Team for four years where he served as a two-time captain, won a Big Ten Conference championship, and received All-American honors.

Upon graduation, he was drafted 7th overall in Major League Lacrosse for the Rattlers where he won the Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) Award in 2018. In 2019, he transitioned leagues to the Premier Lacrosse League where he has won back to back PLL Championships and was ranked #7 on the Top 50 PLL Players List in 2020. In 2020, Matt was voted DPOY of the PLL. Most recently, Matt won Gold Medal with Team USA in the 2023 World Lacrosse Championships.

In addition to field lacrosse, Matt also played indoor lacrosse for the Georgia Swarm in the NLL from 2018-2020, and he participated in the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships for team USA in British Columbia.


Career Highlights

  • Team USA: Won Gold with USA Mens Field Team in 2023; Won Bronze with Team USA Indoor in 2019
  • PLL: 2x League Champion, All-Star,
  • Voted #7 of League Top 50 Players (2020)
  • Voted 2020 Defensive Player of the Year
  • MLL: 2018 Defensive Player of the Year, 2x All-Star
  • NLL: Active roster for Georgia Swarm
  • Collegiate: 2x Team Captain, 2x All-American, Big Ten Championship, All-ACC Academic Honors, All-Big Ten Academic Honors
Matt Dunn Lacrosse

Recent Blogs

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Mason Woodward: The Ultimate Teammate

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2024 PLL Round 4 Mock Draft: High Upside Attackmen, Faceoff Men Selected

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2024 PLL Round 3 Mock Draft: Defenders & LSM's Fly Off the Board

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Positionless Defense: Building a defense in modern lacrosse

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