AB Sports would like to congratulate Acton resident Matt Callahan on being drafted by the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse. Matt started his lacrosse career at AB Youth Lacrosse and went on to excel at Lawrence Academy (2009), Phillips Exeter, Fairfield University and Tufts (2010-2013).
We asked Matt if he had any advice for the young Lax Bros:
Hey Mike thanks. I think a lot of my growth as a player when I was young and playing in the youth programs at AB came from trying to be a student of the game. I used to go to as many college and high school games as I could, watch videos online of professional players, and try to learn as much as I could and apply it to my own game. Also, playing other sports and using skills developed there and applying it to lacrosse helped a lot. Thanks for doing this, I always just try to make Putnam Rd proud. Hope you and the girls are doing great.
Former Tufts Jumbo men’s lacrosse player Matt Callahan (Acton, MA) has been drafted by Major League Lacrosse’s (MLL) Denver Outlaws. Callahan, a defensive standout for the Jumbos from 2010-2013, is the third player in program history to join a MLL team.
Callahan was selected as the second pick in the second round, drafted 14th overall.
“Matt is as focused and competitive a young man as I have ever been around,” Tufts University Lacrosse head coach Michael Daly said. “He’s very vocal on the field, always helping other guys at the same time that he’s taking care of his own assignment. He’s been one of the best guys ever in our program in terms of caring about the team and about his effort and performance.”
As a senior, Callahan was the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s (USILA) recipient of the Williams C. Stiles Memorial award as the nation’s most outstanding defensive player. Additionally the USILA selected him as a first team All-American in 2013 and 2012. Adding to the honors, Callahan was a New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association first team selection and a New England Small College Athletic Conference first team pick in both 2012 and 2013.
In his early days on Putnam Road, Matt was outstanding in kickball, frisbee and backyard football. Matt also played a starring role in the Acton Fear Factory and was the youngest founder of Computer.com. Matt is a Conant Elementary alumni.