Name: Matt Brewster
High School: Merrimack High School
Club Team: FCA Northeast Varsity Gold / USA teams
We were able to catch up with Matt, recently, and here is what he had to say:
Where and when did you first begin playing lacrosse?
I started playing when I was 11 in the Merrimack youth leagues
Why did you choose to attend Sacred Heart?
Sacred Heart is a beautiful University that offers the academics and major field that I am looking for. It’s not too far from home and it’s Division 1 lacrosse.
What are you looking forward to most at the next level?
I am looking forward to meeting new guys, growing as a person and a player, and the challenge that tougher competition brings.
What are your future goals beyond college lacrosse?
I hope to and plan on becoming a Physical Therapist, owning my own practice and continuing to work in the athletic world.
Can you provide some insight into your experience with FCA, when did you join the program? How did you hear about the program? What was one of your favorite memories?
This is my first real experience with FCA. I first saw FCA in 2011 at Lake Placid. I was playing for another club team and we got beat by FCA. I was taken by their praying on the field before and after the game. I then watched the FCA National HS team and decided right then that I would play for them someday. I started on the regional varsity gold team. It was one of the best teams I’ve been a part of. My favorite memories are with all the guys I’ve met on my team and all the tournaments we worked together at. Philly, Lehigh, Albany and Niagara were all great times. The best experience I had (playing) was when I played in Stowe for the FCA National team, with several of my NEFCA mates and we won the championship.
What advice do you have for any future FCA players about the recruitment process?
Keep working hard and don’t let other people set your boundaries. If you want something done, go after it and do it yourself. This way, you know it is done.
What is your greatest strength as a lacrosse player?
I think my biggest strength as a lacrosse player is seeing the field and making the right play making decisions.
What is one part of your game you are focusing on getting better at before attending Sacred Heart?
I believe that everything can always be improved so I will be looking at my whole game and trying to improve all parts of it so I can be ready for the next level.
What is your favorite tailgate food?
My favorite tailgate food is pretty simple: Burgers and hot dogs
Celebrity you would most like to hang out with is?
The celebrity I’d like to hang out with the most is Jim Carrey. The guy is just plain funny!
Who is one lacrosse player that you have learned a great deal from?
The person that has helped me the most in my lacrosse (and many other aspects of life too) is Bill Cosentino. He was my first club lacrosse coach and my first high school coach.
What other lacrosse clubs have you played for over the years?
I began playing club lacrosse for a great organization: New England Elite Black
Feel free to include any shout-outs, special thanks:
I would like to say a very special Thanks to my parents for doing absolutely everything they could to support me and make all of this possible. And ALL my coaches for pushing me to be the best I can be. I take pieces of each of you with me as I move forward in my life and my lacrosse. Thank you to all my mates that helped me along the way. I would also like to shout out to those who said I couldn’t…. THANK YOU! You made me stronger.
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
More information can be found at FCA.org.