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The Acalanes High School boys’ lacrosse teams play Miramonte teams on Tuesday, March 24th which is also AHS’s annual Matt Lynn Game Day.  JV game starts at 5:30pm and the Varsity game starts at 7:00pm.

Matt, a 1999 AHS graduate, was a high school varsity swimmer, water polo player and club lacrosse player.  He attended UCSB where he played lacrosse for four years, and was a member of the 2004 Men’s National Championship team.  He was an assistant coach for the AHS boys’ junior and varsity lacrosse teams during the 2004 – 2007 seasons. While coaching during the last two years, he fiercely battled brain cancer with surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatments.  Coach Ringwood, AHS’s Head Lacrosse Coach,  grew up playing lacrosse with Matt and went on to play with Matt at UCSB.  Coach Ringwood and Matt also coached together at AHS.       

Six months after being diagnosed, Matt decided to continue coaching at AHS because he wanted his players to know that cancer is not always a terminal disease.  Wearing a helmet on the sidelines after brain surgery or running sprints after a chemotherapy treatment showed his players that surviving cancer required hard word and courage. 

Three years ago, the UCSB Men’s lacrosse team established an annual tradition of voting for the player who most exemplifies Matt’s values and play:  love of the game, dedication to his teammates, courage and leaving everything on the field.  The selected player wears Matt’s #19 for the season.   Last year’s #19 recipient wrote this:  “When I put on my #19 jersey for the first practice of the season, I really had no idea how difficult it was going to be to constantly maintain the sort of effort and determination that Matt was known for.  It has been quite challenging, albeit extremely rewarding, to try and live up to the expectations that Matt has set for the #19. I sincerely hope that I can help shape the program as he did.  He has managed to set an example of selflessness and diligence that the whole team has benefited from.”

Shortly after Matt died December 13, 2009 from brain cancer, the Lynn Family decided to establish a scholarship fund in his name for student athletes at Acalanes High School who are continuing on in college to play sports.  The Lamorinda community continues to support the scholarship fund through several fund-raising and cancer awareness events annually.  The Lynn family’s hope is to award scholarships in Matt’s name for many years to come.  For anyone interested in making a tax deductible donation to the Matt Lynn Memorial Scholarship Fund, a table will be available at the game where donations can be dropped off.   Acalanes High School lacrosse does not collect entry fees for games but we will collect this night ($5 adults/$3 children/Seniors) to donate the proceeds towards the scholarship fund.

On Tuesday, March 24th,  players wear “crazy socks” and we ask both Acalanes’ and Miramonte’s players and younger players from the community to participate.  Matt was known for wearing crazy socks to lacrosse games.  The players wear loud and bright socks in honor of Matt’s memory and in support of Matt’s family and friends. The UCSB Mens’ Lacrosse team will also be attending the games on Tuesday.  We would love to have Lamorinda Lacrosse teams come out and support the day as well.  There will be a contest at half time for the winner of the crazy sock competition.

by posted 03/23/2015

During the rainy season, please make sure to check the field status for grass fields after 1pm after a rainy day or if it's raining that day.

by posted 02/03/2015
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