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Matt Danowski

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Position  Attack
Name  Matt Danowski
NCAA team  Duke University

Weight  195 pounds (88 kg)
Height  6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Education  Duke University
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Born  August 12, 1985 (age 30) Farmingdale, New York (1985-08-12)
NLL team F. Teams  Rochester Knighthawks Orlando Titans Colorado Mammoth
MLL Team F. Teams  Chesapeake Bayhawks New Jersey Pride Long Island Lizards Charlotte Hounds

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Matt Danowski (born August 12, 1985) is a professional lacrosse player for the Chesapeake Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. He has played for the Charlotte Hounds, New York Lizards, and The New Jersey Pride. He also played professional indoor lacrosse in the National Lacrosse League for the Rochester Knighthawks and Philadelphia Wings. He was a four-time college All-American at Duke University, and is currently third all-time NCAA Division I in total points in a career.


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Collegiate career

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Danowski was a starter at Duke throughout his entire college career. As a sophomore in 2005, he won the Jack Turnbull Award, given to the nation's top collegiate attackman.

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Danowski was a member of Duke squad during the 2006 Duke University lacrosse team scandal, cutting short his junior campaign to eight games after the University prematurely ended the season. Following the forced resignation of long-time Duke lacrosse coach Mike Pressler, Danowski's father, John Danowski, became the head coach of the team. Due to the shortened season, resulting from "unusual circumstance," the NCAA granted 33 Duke lacrosse players, including Danowski, a rare fifth year of eligibility.

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Danowski, and teammate Zack Greer, led the Blue Devils high-powered attack to the 2007 NCAA Final Four. Duke faced Johns Hopkins University in the final, but lost despite mounting a strong comeback at the end of the game, This match-up was a repeat of the 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship game.

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In 2007, Danowski won the Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the nation's most outstanding collegiate lacrosse player. That year, he also won the USILA's Lt. Raymond Enners Award as the national player of the year, and his second Jack Turnbull Award as attackman of the year.

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In the first round of the 2008 NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship, in a victory over Loyola, Danowski broke the NCAA career points record, eclipsing Joe Vasta's mark. However, in the 2008 NCAA semifinals, Duke was again defeated by Johns Hopkins, ending Danowski's collegiate career without winning a NCAA championship. In 2008, he was again awarded the Lt. Raymond Enners Award as national player of the year.

Professional career

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Only a few days after Danowski was awarded the 2008 Enners award as the USILA player of the year, he was drafted second overall by the New Jersey Pride in the 2008 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.

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Danowski earned Rookie of the Week honors in Week 5 of the 2008 MLL season. He has scored 19 goals in 12 games with 3 two-point goals and 14 assists giving him a total of 36 points.

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In July 2009, Danowski was traded from the Colorado Mammoth to the New York Titans in exchange for Ryan Powell. Danowski becomes the fourth player in 2009 to play both for the Lizards of the MLL and the Titans of the NLL in the same season, joining Stephen Peyser, Matt Zash, and Keith Cromwell.

In 2011, Danowski was traded from the Long Island Lizards to the Charlotte Hounds along with Stephen Berger and two other draft picks in exchange for the No.1 pick in the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft Pick.The Hounds also gave up former Boston Canon MLL-All Star Max Quinzani whom Charlotte just picked up in the expansion draft.


Matt Danowski's father, John Danowski, has been the Duke men's lacrosse head coach since June 2006. Matt's grandfather, Ed Danowski, played professional football as a quarterback for the New York Giants. As quarterback he led the New York Giants to two championships in 1935 and 1938.

Duke University

(a) 6th in NCAA Division I career assists (b) 3rd in NCAA Division I career points


  • Seven-time MLL All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Tewaaraton Trophy (2007)
  • Four-time USILA All-American (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
  • Lt. Raymond Enners Award (2007, 2008)
  • Jack Turnbull Award (2005, 2007)
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year (2005)
  • Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year (2004)
  • References

    Matt Danowski Wikipedia