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Matt Dunn

School

Maryland

Position
Defense
Major
Finance

Classroom

Matt Dunn is a three-time academic all-conference selection (one-time Big Ten, two-time ACC). He is majoring in finance in the prestigious Robert H. Smith School of Business and has a 3.6 GPA. Dunn is part of the University of Maryland Honors Program and is also a member of the quantitative finance fellows program at Maryland. He is a three-time recipient of the Academic Excellence Award. Dunn spent the previous summer as an asset management analyst for J.P. Morgan Private Bank in New York City.

Character

Dunn’s teammates have voted him as a two-time captain for a nationally ranked Division I program. He was the lone junior captain on Maryland’s national finalist team in 2015. Dunn is a two-time Edell Award recipient, given to the Terrapin exhibiting the highest degree of excellence, leadership and integrity on and off the field. He became just the second sophomore in Maryland history to receive the award in 2014. Dunn is well-respected by teammates and opponents and is a fantastic representative of the University of Maryland.

Community

Dunn has been involved in a number of different community service programs since 2012. He and the team recently assisted in the construction of a classroom for 25 kids at nearby Paint Branch Elementary School. They assembled, packaged and delivered more than 1,000 Thanksgiving meals for families in need and partnered with “Food & Friends” to deliver groceries to individuals with life-altering illnesses. He assisted in welcoming honorary team member Fionn, a 5-year old boy with cancer, for the 2016 season. Dunn also has been involved with Santa Claus Anonymous since 2005, delivering food, clothing and gifts to families throughout the Baltimore area.

Competition

Dunn was a 2015 third-team USILA All-American, and he is a 2016 preseason second-team All-American. When healthy, Dunn has started every game since sophomore year, which included back-to-back NCAA Championship Weekend appearances. He was part of defensive unit in 2015 that led the nation in scoring defense. Dunn has totaled 38 ground balls and caused 24 turnovers in his career. He was selected in the first round (7th overall) of the 2016 Major League Lacrosse Draft by the Rochester Rattlers.