Vincent Mata ’20 – Varsity Lacrosse

Nick Rizzi '20

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Vincent Mata has played lacrosse almost his entire life. Vinny’s combination of hard work natural skill has lead to his accomplishment of making the varsity lacrosse team. There is something that makes this even more amazing, he did it as a freshman. Vinny also did it on one of the best lacrosse programs in the state of Colorado. Regis Jesuit was coming off a state championship victory when Vinny joined the squad. His skill on the defensive half of the field lead coach Soarn to promote Vinny to the second line of defensive midfield. This means that Vinny gets solid playing time on a competitive varsity team.

“It’s not what I expected,” Vinny said, “I get a lot more playing time then I thought,”
Vinny’s playing time is well deserved as he has put in the work and effort in order to be successful.
The Raiders are one of the top ranked teams this year and look to make another run for a second straight state title. All this makes Vinny’s talent even more unbelievable. Vinny is the only freshman to make the competitive varsity team. No other freshman made the JV let alone the varsity.

“Lacrosse and this team has been everything to me,” Vinny said.

His dedication to the sport and to his team makes Vinny a special kind of player. He had some advice for any future players to take on his role.
“Playing hard and having a good attitude will go a long way,”
With his extraordinary talent, the sky is the limit for Vincent Mata.

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