Matt Florence
Position:
Midfield

Hometown:
Greenwood Village, Colo.

High School:
Kent Denver '12

College:
Virginia

High school honors:
US Lacrosse All-American (2011); All-State (2010, 2011); All-Conference (2009)

Other high school sports:
football

Visited any foreign countries?
Mexico

Favorite lacrosse player:
Colin Briggs

Best advice received from a coach:
"Never settle for anything but the best."


Nickname

"Flo"

What should every player at your position know, or need to be able to do on the field?
Every midfielder should be able to play both ways. It is rare now that you find great two way midfielders, but when you do, they make such an impact in the game.

What's the most important part of your preparation?
Working out and nutrition. I dedicate myself to a strict offseason meal plan that has helped me become bigger, stronger, and faster – all of which are crucial at the next level.

What's one game-day ritual you have?
I eat beef jerky before every game.

Any special talents?
I'm a master juggler.

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