Matt Palasek

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Matt
Palasek
Director, Northern California

Matt joined 3d as a Manager in 3d NorCal. In July of 2018, he was promoted to the Director of the NorCal Market.

Prior to 3d, Matt was the head men's lacrosse coach at the University of Alabama. Matt had the pleasure of coaching his brother Chris, Alabama's all-time leader in points, goals, and assists and two All-Conference honors.

Prior to Alabama, Matt spent his summers (2011-2014) coaching and running camps throughout the southeast for LB3 Lacrosse. Matt served as the Director of 84 Lacrosse based out of Long Island. Throughout his time in the club lacrosse circuit, Matt has trained/mentored many Division I recruits.

As an undergrad, Matt played for Johns Hopkins University (2010) and UMass (2011-2013). After college, Matt was picked up by the New York Lizards in the 2015 player pool.

While attending Rocky Point High School in New York, Matt was a four-year contributor at attack/midfield. Matt had a decorated high school career which included HM All-American, 3X All-County, 3X All-Division, MVP, and 2X Captain honors. He not only led the Eagles to the 2008 New York State Lacrosse Championship, he also led Long Island High School Lacrosse in goals scored and set a single season school record for goals scored. In addition, Matt played with the Long Island Empire team where he led his team in points and goals to win a 2008 New York Empire State Games gold medal.

Matt was a three sport athlete in high school, captaining both his football and basketball teams. He was awarded the All-Division and Offensive MVP in football. Matt was also as an all-league basketball player earning the 2009 Suffolk County Scholarship award and making the 2008-2009 Basketball Honor Roll as one of Long Island's best basketball players. He culminated his high school career by being named the 2009 Rocky Point High School "Outstanding Athlete of the Year".

Away from the field and court, Matt and his family have taken time to serve others, working with the Acts of Kindness Foundation, Tuscaloosa Tornado Relief Fund and the Lax for Relief Clinic in order to help raise money shortly after a severe tornado demolished Tuscaloosa.

Position 
Director, Northern California
Words of Wisdom 
When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge.”- Terry Bradshaw
Best Advice You Ever Received 
Make sure your worst enemy doesn't live between your own two ears.
Worst Advice You Ever Received 
Whatever happens, happens.
Personality in one hashtag 
#competitive
Professional Passion 
Coaching
Farthest Traveled from U.S. 
Never traveled outside U.S.
What do you do away from work 
Hoops, fishing, grilling, snowboarding
What's on the playlist 
CCR, The Eagles, Country, 50 cent, Big L, Andre 3000, Wu-Tang
Favorite Movie Line 
"It was this girl, five-feet-nuthin'. Blocked my shot!"- Charles Barkley
Favorite All-time Matchup 
Larry Bird Vs. Magic Johnson