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40 Matt Lovejoy
Matt  Lovejoy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orford, N.H.

High School:
Deerfield Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 197

Position:
Defense

07/26/2012

Shooting from the Hip with the Fifth-Years

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Briggs, Clements & Lovejoy

• Physical style of play and ability to get the ball off the ground
• Very good one-on-one defender

2011
• Started all 10 games in which he appeared
• Missed final eight games of the season after having surgery on his shoulder
• Picked up a season-best five ground balls at No. 5 Stony Brook
• Caused three turnovers at No. 11 Johns Hopkins
• Picked up 24 ground balls and his 16 caused turnovers tied for No. 2 on the squad

2010
• Started all 18 games
• Honored by Inside Lacrosse on March 1, making the team of the week on defense for shutting down Canada and Stony Brook's top scoreer, Jordan McBride, holding him scoreless and pointless on Feb. 27
• Held Maryland's top scorer, Grant Catalino, pointless on April 3
• Picked up 32 ground balls

2009
• Redshirted after offseason ankle surgery

2008
• Played in 13 games in a variety of roles
• Saw most of his action on man-down, but also played some close defense and midfield
• Snared three ground balls

HIGH SCHOOL
• Lacrosse, hockey and football letter winner
• Two-time lacrosse All-American
• Under Armour All-American
• Earned All-New England and all-league honors as a junior and senior
• Hockey team MVP as a senior
• Earned all-league honors his junior and senior seasons
• Active in many student organizations

PERSONAL
• Son of Cari and Carl Lovejoy
• An older brother, Ben, and a younger brother, Nick
• Comes from an athletic family
• Brother Ben played hockey and lacrosse at Dartmouth and is currently playing professionally with the Pittsburgh Penguins
• Mother was a two-time All-American in lacrosse at UMass and remains the school's all-time leading scorer
• Father played hockey at Colby College

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