Behind The Code...High School Lacrosse Player, Matthew Golden

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The Player: Matthew Golden

Nickname: “Golden Boy”

 High School: New Brunswick (NJ)

Class: 2015

Club Team: New Jersey Lacrosse Club

Position: Defend/LSM

 High School: Cliff Higgins

Club: Brian Wolchok


What Aspects Of Your Game Are You Working On To Improve?

Playing with my off hand and my off-ball defensive play.

What Makes You Unique?
The way I control the defense, communicating on the field and off.

What Can You Offer A Program Others Cannot?
I have an electric work ethic that is contagious. I can motivate a team.

Do You See Yourself As A Leader?
Yes, Being vocal on the field, being encouraging to my teammates.  Getting my team fired up to play, to win.   Always being optimistic…working with coaches to get better.

What Are Your Strengths As A Player?
Fighting for ground balls and communication with my team.

Who Are Your Role Models?
Maurice Jones-Drew of the Jacksonville Jaguars….because of his work ethic.

What Is The Best Part Of The Game of Lacrosse? What Do You Enjoy Most About The Sport?
The bond with my teammates. Fast pace, non-stop, aggressive game.

What Is Something You Have Learned During Your High School Athletic Career?
Play to the final whistle no matter what.

What Advice Would You Pass On To Other Athletes That Want To Play At The Next Level?
Be coachable and willing to learn.

What Would Your Teammates Say About You?
I\’m loud and hardworking.

What Was The Biggest Obstacle You Overcame in Sports?
Being the youngest on the field.  I am always a year younger than everyone in my grade.