Meet a Future NLL Star: Mark Matthews

Name: Mark Matthews

Position: Forward

Team(s): Denver Outlaws, Whitby Warriors

Shoots: Left

Season Stats: 28 MLL points

Projected: Top Overall

Easily the top pick overall in the draft, Mark Matthews has been talked about as an NLL super star for three years now. If, or when, he is the top pick in the draft he will be a member of the Edmonton Rush.

“I have seen and heard a lot of rumors about the upcoming draft and I have tried to not think about it all that much.” said Matthews. “If what the people are saying if true then we will see on draft day, if not it will all still be a dream come true to be drafted where ever and when ever I go”

Matthews played Major League Lacrosse season with the Denver Outlaws after spending his college career with the Denver Pioneers. He also had a very successful Junior A career with the Whitby Warriors. In 2011, he scored seventy three points.

“The upcoming draft is going to be exciting I think. There is alot of my friends I have played with and against in the league already and also available for this upcoming draft and I just hope myself as well as they do that they are picked up come draft day.”

With some professional experience already, Matthews feels ready to play at the NLL level.

“I was fortunate enough to play a lot of games this summer with the Outlaws and see what the pro lacrosse level is like. As for how it will compare to the NLL is very different. They are two completely different games and being out of the Senior A loop this summer and not having played box since my last game as a Warrior it will be tough to make the transition I think but I am hoping for the best as I start to prepare for the season.”

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