Lacrosse Masters and Princeton University Head Coach, Matt Madalon are pleased to offer a small series of ground-breaking lacrosse camps. Like all Lacrosse Masters camps, Coach Madalon directed camps will be what we call "micro-camps". These camps will be limited to only 17 total players per graduation year. Our mission with each camp is to provide the world's best instruction and combine it with unprecedented exposure. No other camp in the world provides this type of close interaction and experience for a player. Nowhere will you find a camp which limits participants to a tiny number and provides exposure to the nation's best college coaches. Coach Madalon will direct these camps from start to finish – he will construct the curriculum and provide all coaching and instruction for the duration of the camp.
Matt Madalon was named the head coach of the Princeton men's larosse team on June 15 after having spent more than two months as the interim head coach. Madalon coached the Tigers to a 3-2 record in the final five games of the 2016 season.
His first full season as head coach will be his fourth with the program. He has previously served as offensive cordinator and recruiting coordinator before becoming interim head coach.
During Madalon’s time as interim head coach, the team saw its goals-against per game average drop by nearly 4.5 goals, from 13.25 to 8.80, despite playing two of the top 16 and three of the top 25 scoring offenses in Division I. The team save percentage went from .411 in the first eight games to .556 in the five for which he was interim head coach, and the team face-off winning percentage went from .433 prior to when he took over to .532 for the final five games.
Princeton averaged 12.0 goals per game in each of his first two seasons with the program. He also coached the program's single-season points leader (Mike MacDonald) and the program's highest scoring midfielder ever (Kip Orban) in the 2015 season.
A former college and professional goalie, Madalon spent seven seasons on the staff at Stevens, his last three as associate head coach. Madalon helped the Ducks to the Division III top 10 and NCAA tournament each of those three seasons, ending a five-year drought with no NCAA appearances.
Madalon served as the offensive coordinator and goalie coach for Stevens, whose teams averaged 17.6 goals, 14.7 goals and 14.3 goals per game the last three seasons. He also was the recruiting coordinator, and his other administrative responsibilities included working with the admissions office, coordinating team travel, fundraising and academic oversight.
He was honored by the IMLCA as the 2012 Division III Assistant Coach of the Year, and he also earned a master’s degree in management from Stevens.
He was also a two-time Division III All-America at Roanoke College, where he earned a degree in history with a minor in education. He was the 2005 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Year and two-time first-team All-ODAC selection, and he led Roanoke to the 2006 Division III Final Four. His brother Chris played goalie at North Carolina.
Madalon played in Major League Lacrosse for the San Francisco Dragons and Long Island Lizards. He spent a year at Hampton-Sydney in his first college coaching role.
Madalon is married to the former Ashley Dubinskas, a 2007 Roanoke graduate with a master's from American who is a high school biology and immunology teacher.