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20   Matt Rees
Matt  Rees


Sykesville, Md.

High School:
Boys' Latin

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 210



Navy Rally Falls Short in Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Semifinals

The Midshipmen scored five straight goals in the second half and held the Cadets off the scoreboard for nearly 23 minutes.


Four Mids Garner Patriot League Men's Lacrosse Honors, Fennell and Sowell Earn Major Awards

Chris Fennell, Brady Dove, Matt Rees and John Connors earned All-Patriot League recognition.


Men's Lacrosse Seeks Playoff Spot Saturday at Loyola

Navy, who has won 5 straight Patriot League games, is looking to clinch its ninth Patriot League Tournament appearance with a win on Saturday.


Rees Named NCAA.com Men's Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Matt Rees is the first Navy lacrosse player to garner a weekly award from the NCAA.


Rees Gathers Weekly Honors, Mids Break into National Polls

Matt Rees turned in a career-best 6 caused turnovers and grabbed 5 ground balls in the win over Boston U.


2015 Navy vs. Boston U. MLax

2015 Navy vs. Boston U. MLax


2015 Navy vs. Johns Hopkins MLax

2015 Navy vs. Johns Hopkins MLax


2015 Navy vs. Bucknell MLax

2015 Navy vs. Bucknell MLax


2015 Navy vs. Maryland MLax

2015 Navy vs. Maryland MLax


2015 Navy vs. VMI MLax

2015 Navy vs. VMI MLax

Rees in 2014 (Fr.): A starter in all 14 games on close defense, he is the first Navy freshman to start every game on defense since Chris Stebbings in 2000 ... part of a defensive unit that was ranked 20th in the country in scoring defense (9.36), 22nd in man-down defense (66.7) and 21st in caused turnovers per game (7.71) ... registered a pair of ground balls and a takeaway in Navy's loss against Maryland in the season finale ... produced a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover in the Mids' Patriot League Tournament loss at Lehigh ... part of a defensive effort that held Johns Hopkins to its lowest scoring output of the season (6) and marked just the second time it was held to single digits (lost 13-9 to North Carolina) ... individually he grabbed a ground ball and caused a turnover ... called upon to guard Hopkins' Ryan Brown who came into the game ranked 11th nationally in points per game (4.30) and third in goals per game (3.20) ... Brown scored an extra-goal and dealt out an assist in the game ... member of the Mids' defensive unit that held Loyola, the nation's fifth-ranked offense (13.70 GPG), to its fewest of the season ... one of just three teams to hold the Greyhounds to single digits ... played one of the best games of his career at Boston U. where he caused a pair of turnovers and grabbed 3 ground balls ... picked up a career-high 4 ground balls against Colgate ... part of a defensive effort that helped lead the Mids to an 11-3 win over Lafayette ... it was the fewest goals surrendered by Navy since its 8-2 win over sixth-ranked Johns Hopkins on April 21,2012 ... it was the fewest goals Lafayette has scored since dropping a 10-3 decision to Army on March 24, 2012 ... grabbed a pair of ground balls and caused a turnover against the Leopards as well as in the OT loss to Georgetown ... made his collegiate debut as a starting member of the Mids' defensive unit in the opener against VMI ... picked up 3 ground balls and caused a turnover ... the 5 goals surrendered by the Mids in the opener were the fewest scored by VMI in the series since 2010 when Navy won 16-5 ... it was the fewest goals allowed by Navy since defeating Johns Hopkins 8-2 in the 2012 finale.

More on Rees: A 2012 graduate of Boys' Latin School of Maryland in Baltimore, Md., Rees attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2012-13 academic year ... a three-sport standout, he earned letters in basketball (3), football (3) and lacrosse (3) ... earned Honorable Mention All-Metro honors in lacrosse his senior year ... served as captain of the lacrosse team as a senior ... selected as the MVP at NAPS and was also a team captain ... also considered Georgetown and UMBC ... father, Cliff, is a 1988 graduate of the Naval Academy and was a member of three NCAA Tournament basketball teams ... his Plebe year Navy lost in the second round, while in 1986 David Robinson led the Mids to the Elite 8 where they fell to Duke ... Navy lost in the opening round of the 1987 NCAA Tournament ... brother, Casey, is a freshman midfielder on the Mids' lacrosse team ... son of Cliff and Susan Rees ... majoring in Economics.

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