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Matt Vinc

Matt Vinc

Birth Date Jun 9, 1982
Birth Place Hamilton
Birth State Ontario
Bio

CAREER
As a National:
In his third season with the Nationals and fourth in the MLL… In 2006 he was a member of the Rochester Rattlers and in 2010 he played for the Toronto Nationals… Claimed from the League Player Pool on March 5, 2009.

Other professional experience: Playing in his eighth season in the National Lacrosse League and third with the Rochester Knigththawks… Named the 2013 NLL Goaltender of the Year Award, becoming the only netminder to win the award three times in his career… He won back-to-back Goaltender of the Year Awards in 2010 with Orlando and 2011 with Rochester… Honored as an NLL All-Pro for the fourth time in his career…Was named to the First Team in 2013… Named the Knighthawks’ MVP for the second time in three seasons in 2013… He led the NLL in saves (662), goals-against average (10.17) and save percentage (.803)… First Knighthawks’ goalie to record over 600 saves and earn an .800 save percentage in a season… Won his first Champion’s Cup in 2012… Posted incredible numbers in the postseason, recording 134 saves in only three games... He also notched a 10.67 goals-against average and a .807 save percentage… In the NLL Finals, he limited Edmonton to a record-tying low six goals (5/19/12)… Made 51 saves in a 17-13 win at Toronto in East Division Finals (5/12/12)… Ended the season with 583 saves, which was the third highest total in single-season team history… He was second in the NLL in saves, tied for third in wins (7) and fifth in goals-against average (12.21)... In 2011, he was named a First Team NLL All-Pro… Led the NLL in save percentage and saves… Became only the second goalie in NLL history to lead the league in saves three straight seasons… Was acquired by the Knighthawks on October 27, 2010 in a four-player, four-draft deal with the Colorado Mammoth… Named the Knighthawks MVP… Named the NLL Goaltender of the Year in 2011 to become only the second goalie to win back-to-back honors… In 2010, he had one of his finest seasons as a pro, earning NLL Goaltender of the Year honors… He was 10-5 last season with a league-best .810 save percentage and 609 saves... He became the first NLL goalie to post back-to-back 600-save seasons, recording 609 stops in 2009 and 2010… In 2009, he led the New York Titans into the NLL Finals… A three-time NLL All-Pro, winning First Team honors in 2010 and 2011, and Second Team status in 2008… Widely regarded as one of the best goalies in the NLL, he has played five seasons and amassed 2,204 saves and an 11.27 goals-against average in 66 regular season games… Appeared in seven playoff contests, sporting a 4-3 record and an additional 230 saves… Arrived with the Titans organization in 2006 in a deal that sent Vinc, Ryan Boyle and Matt Alrich from San Jose to New York for the first overall pick in the 2006 Draft… He was originally, a first-round selection (sixth overall) in the 2005 NLL Entry Draft by San Jose.
 
College/Amateur: Won a silver medal with Team Canada at the 2010 FIL World Lacrosse Championships… In his college lacrosse days, he was a four-year starter at defense for Canisius… Team captain in 2004 and 2005… In 2005, he earned Second Team All-MAAC honors… Was a three-time All-Academic selection.
 
Canadian Box Lacrosse: Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2011 FIL World Indoor Lacrosse Championships… Named Championship Game MVP, All-World team and the Top Goaltender… In the summer of 2010 and 2011, he was the starting goalie for Six Nations of Major Series Lacrosse… In 2011, Vinc, Mike Poulin and Jeff Powless won the Harry Lumley award for the MSL goaltenders allowing the least goals during the season... In his junior career, he played for the St. Catharines Athletics (1999 to 2003)… He won three Ontario Championships and two Minto Cup Championships (2001 and 2003)… Named the Minto Cup MVP in 2001 and OLA Jr. “A” league MVP in 2003… OLA Playoff MVP from 2000 to 2002.
 
Personal: He works as a teacher in St. Catharines... He has a degree in secondary education from Canisius College.
 
 
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