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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 both the Premier Lacrosse League (“PLL”) for the Whipsnakes LC and the National Lacrosse League (“NLL”) for the Georgia Swarm. 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 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. In addition to field lacrosse, Matt also plays indoor lacrosse for the Georgia Swarm in the NLL and participated in the 2019 World Indoor Lacrosse Championships for team USA in British Columbia.


Career Highlights

  • Team USA: Won Bronze with Team USA Indoor in 2019, on training roster for 2022 field games, played in Fall Classic with Team USA (2018, 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
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