NCAA Tournament Spotlight: Joe Manown (Duke) & Matt Manown (Army)

NCAA Tournament Spotlight: Joe Manown (Duke) & Matt Manown (Army)

Legends in their home state of Rhode Island, the Manown family is in a sense lacrosse royalty in the Ocean State. With all three brothers coming through the Clam program, each carved his own path at the Division I level.  Eldest John moved on from collegiate lacrosse to join the armed forces, middle brother Joey is becoming a national household name at Duke and Matt has exploded for West Point in his junior campaign as a first line midfielder. With both Joey and Matt looking to make noise with their teams this postseason, there is a chance the the two brother could meet in the National Championship.  With the way each has performed this spring, it’s safe to say that both will be relied upon heavily to make that happen.

Technically a year older, Joey spent a postgraduate year at Deerfield before arriving down in Durham.  The junior attackman has been a consistent form of offense for the Blue Devils in 2019, currently sitting third on the team in scoring with 32 points (21g,11a). With 95 career points heading into the post season, it’s not out of the question that Joey will break 100 career points in the NCAA tournament. He will try to do just that as the Blue Devils take on Richmond in round one of the NCAA Tournament this weekend.

Matt has been highly touted by West Point Head Coach Joe Alberici as one of the best teammates on the Black Knights squad.  Like older brother Joey, Matt stepped on campus and made an immediate impact at West Point as a freshman.  The first line do it all midfielder has come into his own as a junior, producing a very balanced 31 career points (17g,14a) for the Patriot League Champions. The OT hero against rival Navy, Coach Alberici has no problem giving the ball to Matt when the game is on the line.  Look for Matt to come out firing against #4 Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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