Matt Ogelsby

Home Town: Bryn Mawr, PA
Position: Midfield
Education: Lawrenceville Academy, Duke University
Favorite Movie: Braveheart
Favorite Food: Surf & Turf, Sushi

  • Marin Catholic Head Boys Lacrosse Coach
  • 2015 MCAL Champions
  • 2015 MCAL Coach of the Year
  • MLL San Francisco Dragons
  • MLL Los Angeles Riptide
  • NLL San Jose Stealth
  • NLL Philadelphia Wings
  • 1998 NLL Champion
  • 3 x All American
  • 1995 ACC Player of Year, Duke University

The lacrosse landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. In Matt’s hometown of Philadelphia, the top national college lacrosse programs once ignored talented players choosing, instead, to recruit from the traditional lacrosse hotbeds of Baltimore, Long Island, and upstate New York. As a high school junior, he was overlooked by the elite programs of that time.

Fortunately, Duke gave him the opportunity to play Division I lacrosse.  Given this window, Matt made a commitment to himself and his team to work hard and help take Duke to the next level.  Duke was ranked #15 nationally in 1991.  When Matt graduated in 1995, Duke was ranked #4 in the country and he was the first Division I First Team All-American named from Duke since the 1950′s.  Duke went to its first NCAA Final Four in 1997.  Though Matt had already graduated, he takes great pride in being one of the many contributors to the improvement of Duke’s program.

Matt played professional lacrosse for over 13 years for teams all over the country and now focuses his energy and attention on teaching the game to boys and girls on the West Coast. When he’s not on the field, Matt loves to watch sports and work out.

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