The Eagles achieved an undefeated season the very first year, and won their League Championship the next!
The Sierra Nevada College Men’s Lacrosse Team plays in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), competing against the teams in the Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL). Founded in the fall of 2013, the team achieved an undefeated first season.
During its second season, the first year the team was eligible for national finals, it defeated conference rival University of Nevada, Reno, to win the Division Championship and play in the 2015 Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) Division II National Championship series. Eight Men’s Sierra Nevada College Eagles received Western Collegiate Lacrosse League (WCLL) DII All-Conference Honors for the 2014 – 2015 season.
Coach Matt Blamey
Coach Matt Blamey joins Sierra Nevada College after serving as Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach for Dominican University in San Rafael, CA. After a successful inaugural MCLA season with Dominican in 2015, Coach Blamey was honored by being named Division 1 WCLL Coach of the Year. Blamey came to Dominican from Sonoma State University, where he served as an assistant coach for two years.
Prior to relocating to California, Blamey was the founder and head coach of the Northern Virginia Community College Men’s Lacrosse Program (NOVA), the first NJCAA lacrosse program in the state. Before NOVA, he spent seven years as the head coach at South Lakes High School in Reston, VA., during which time Blamey was recognized twice as the Liberty District Coach of the Year. In 2009, he had the honor of coaching South Lakes High School’s first-ever US Lacrosse High School All-America selection.
Growing up playing defense in Northern Virginia, Blamey earned multiple MVP honors as a captain for Gar-Field High School. A four-year varsity player, Blamey was selected First Team All-Conference three of those years. He was a two-time Virginia Commonwealth Games starter and an All-Met nominee his senior year. After graduating in 1996, Blamey continued his playing career as a defender with the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
In addition to playing defense, after college, Blamey served as goaltender and captain for Team America, a post-collegiate men’s box lacrosse team in the Metro Area Box Lacrosse League (MABLL). In 2008, Team America successfully captured the MABLL Senior A Championship.
Blamey resides in Incline Village with his wife, son and newborn daughter.
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