Matt Vara

2023 | FL: Bradenton
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I am a strong dodger with a high lax IQ. I make heads up plays and hustle for ground balls and turnovers. Hard worker and always coachable. 941-405-7676

My passion for lacrosse began with my first touch of a stick in the 2nd grade. This passion has continued to grow with me as I developed as an athlete and a person. I began playing varsity lacrosse in 8th grade where led my team in total points and was awarded the most valuable player. In my upcoming 5th year of playing varsity athletics I plan on being a leader of the offense and my team and show my teammates the value of respect and teamwork. As a scholar-athlete, I bring the same passion and determination into the classroom. I am driven student who values education and respects my teachers and classmates. I am enrolled in all honors and AP classes and currently hold at 4.5 GPA while balancing my work as a varsity basketball and lacrosse player and maintaining a part-time job. I am confident this commitment to success will continue into my college years where I hope to be a successful lacrosse player and student.

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Honors & Awards:
2021 Long Island Showdown Player that Stood Out, US Club Lacrosse
Lacrosse Player of the Year, Tampa Bay Lax Report
Herald Tribune First Team All Area, Lacrosse
Pinnacle Lacrosse Championships Next Gen Recruiting Showcase 2021 All Star
Falcon Leadership Award, Varsity Boys Basketball 2020/21 Season
HT Preps 2019 First Team Varsity Lacrosse
HT Preps Best of the Best Lacrosse Nominee
Most Valuable Player, High School Varsity Lacrosse, 2019 (8th Grade Year)
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Other HS Sports Played:
Varsity Basketball
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Relevant Lacrosse Accolades:
Lead the Varsity High School team in goals, assists, and ground balls grades 8, 9, and 10.

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High School:
St. Stephens Episcopal School
Matt Cassalia
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True Lacrosse Boys
RJ Ancona
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True National 2023 Green
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True FL 2023 State Boys
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True Lacrosse
Jake Deane
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True FL High School
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GPA (unweighted):
97-100; 4.0; A+
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Dave Ruemenapp

Jan 22, 2021

Matt is our starting point guard and possesses tremendous vision, determination and toughness. Matt thinks the game like a coach and is great at making any on court adjustments as he guides our team both on offense and defense. He is the consummate communicator and teammate.

RJ Ancona

Jan 6, 2021

Matt is an athletic attackman with an explosive first step. He has great vision and is incredibly tough. As good as he is, Matt's ability to ride might be his strongest attribute. His effort to earn back extra possessions is unmatched.

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