Mass. College Lax: Wheaton’s Matt Colombini Named Interim Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach

Wheaton College named Colombini the interim men’s lacrosse head coach on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

Wheaton College named Colombini the interim men’s lacrosse head coach on Thursday. (Photo Credit: Matt Noonan for NoontimeSports.com)

By NoontimeSports.com 

On Thursday, the Wheaton College Athletic department announced that Matt Colombini has been elevated from assistant to interim head coach of the men’s lacrosse program.

Jamie Lockard – the program’s most recent head coach – was recently named the head coach of the men’s lacrosse program at Albright College, according to the department’s website.

“I will be forever grateful towards Jamie Lockard for giving me an opportunity straight out of college to come work at Wheaton,” Colombini said in a statement. “(Jamie) has been an incredible mentor for me over the past three years and helped me develop greatly in this position.”

A three-year assistant under Lockard, Colombini concentrated on the team’s goalkeepers and defense, while assisting with recruiting. As noted in Thursday’s release, “Under Colombini’s steady watch, the Lyons have etched their names in the program record books top-10 list nine times, which was highlighted by this past season’s achievement of compiling the most ground balls in program history with a total of 697 (41 per game). “

Additionally, the Lyons finished in the top-3 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in goals against twice, including first overall in 2013. He also coached a trio of goalies and quartet of defenders that garnered All-Conference honors, too.

“(I am) looking forward to continue working with the great student-athletes at Wheaton,” said Colombini.

Wheaton posted its third 10-win season in program history this past spring, but saw their campaign conclude in the NEWMAC semifinal with an 11-5 setback to Babson College.

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