Matt Vinc Lacrosse Biography

Matt has been a life long resident of St. Catharines.  A graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in 2001, Matt attended Canisius College in Buffalo and graduated in 2005 with a degree in the Concurrent Education and Bachelor of Science Program.  He presently teaches Physical Education and Science at Denis Morris Catholic High School.

Individual and team awards earned at various levels throughout his lacrosse career include:

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Ontario Junior “A” Lacrosse League – St. Catharines Athletics

Individual:

2000, 2001 & 2002
The Dean McLeod Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in Junior “A” play offs.  2000 was shared with Brandon Miller of Orangeville and 2002 with Johnny McLelland of Toronto Beaches.

2001, 2002 & 2003
The Robert Melville Memorial Trophy for the Most Outstanding Goaltenders in Junior “A”.  Over those years, he shared the award with: Nick Smith; Ryan Monaghan; Mike Attwood; and Dan Sams.

2001
Minto Cup Most Valuable Player.

2003
The Green Gaels Trophy/Dennis MacIntosh Award Most Valuable Player in Junior “A”.

2003
The E.W. Billy Evans Award for the Most Outstanding Graduating Player in Junior “A”.

Team:

2000
Iroquois Cup (Ontario Junior “A” championship)

2001
Minto Cup (Canadian Junior “A” championship)

2003
Minto Cup

Canisius College – National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I

2002 -2005
Played defense in fifty-two (52) games.

2004 & 2005
Selected to All Mid Atlantic Athletic Conference (MACC) second team for defense.

2005
Canisius College Male Athlete of the Year.

2015
Inducted into Canisius College Hall of Fame.

Ontario Federation of Secondary Schools (OFSSA) Boys’ Field Lacrosse

Played four (4) years for Holy Cross Catholic High School and the team’s OFSSA results were as follows:

1998
Silver medal

1999
Gold medal

2000
Silver medal

2001
Gold medal

Major Series Lacrosse (MSL) Senior “A”

Individual:

2011, 2016 – 2018
The Harry Lumley Trophy for goaltenders in MSL with the fewest goals against.  2011 was with Six Nations and was shared with Mike Poulin.  2016 through to 2018 was in Peterborough and was shared with Evan Kirk.

Team:

2017
Mann Cup (Canadian Senior “A” championship)

2018
Mann Cup

2019
Mann Cup

National Lacrosse League (NLL)

Individual:

2005
Sixth (6th.) overall pick by San Jose Stealth.

2010
NLL Goaltender of the Year with Orlando Titans.

2011, ‘13 – ‘15 & ’18
NLL Goaltender of the Year with Rochester Knighthawks.

2019
NLL Goaltender of the Year with Buffalo Bandits.

Team:

2012- 2014
NLL champions with Rochester Knighthawks.

Lacrosse Canada

2006 & 2014
Played defense and contributed to the gold medals in the World Field Lacrosse Championship in London Ontario and Denver Colorado.

2010
Played defense and contributed to the silver medal in the World Field Lacrosse Championship in Manchester United Kingdom.

2011 & 2015
Played goal and contributed to the gold medals in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship in Prague Czech Republic and Onondaga Nation New York.
All World Team both years.

City of St. Catharines

2000 – 2009
St. Catharines lacrosse player of the decade.

2016
St.  Catharines Athlete of the Year.