By K.I. Goldberg
TopLaxRecruits.com, Posted 7/19/18
Eastport South Manor (NY) 2019 goalie Matthew Knote has made a verbal commitment to play Division I lacrosse at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Matthew Knote profile:
High School: Eastport South Manor, New York
Graduation Year: 2019
College Choice: University of Massachusetts Amherst
Club Team: Fighting Ducks
Lacrosse Honors: 2018 – Suffolk County All-Division, Suffolk County All-County, Suffolk County Rookie of the year, 2018 FLG Premier All-Star & Defensive MVP, 2018 NYS Regional Games – Suffolk Team, Brine National Classic, Goal Guardian National Championship
Academic Honors: Principals Honor Roll, National Honor Society, World Language Honor Society, Natural Helpers
Expected Major: Education
Why did you choose UMass? “I chose the University of Massachusetts Amherst because I wanted to play lacrosse at the highest level and loved the coaches.”
HS team’s highlights from 2018? In 2018 – Faced 271 shots on goal, made 162 saves for a 60% save percentage. Held opponent to 109 goals in 16 games for a 6.8 goals per game average. Picked up 14 ground balls and 2 assists.
Thank You: “I would like to thank my mom & dad, my high school coaches Kevin Huff & Brendan Hayes, and my goalie coaches Mark Spruyt, Sal Locascio & Zack Oliveri
Other schools considered: University of Richmond, LIU Post
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