All-American Syracuse Goalie and NCAA Referee - Matt Palumb - LGR Episode 31 | Lax Goalie Rat

All-American Syracuse Goalie and NCAA Referee – Matt Palumb – LGR Episode 31



You may know the name Matt Palumb from officiating college lacrosse. Other may know him for his signature orange Syracuse football pants.

He won 3 national championships as Syracuse University’s starting lacrosse goalie. He earned All-America honors and universal praise as one of the best goalies of his generation. His teammates described him as “a big personality,” full of fast-twitch energy and emotion.

This week Matt Palumb joins me to discuss his history of becoming a great goalie.

In this chat with Matt Palumb, we hit on a number of great goalie topics including:

  • How he got started playing goalie
  • Who he learned the position from
  • How he’s seen the goalie position morph since the 80’s
  • The story of the Syracuse football pants
  • Why he thinks goalies should get more protected
  • How he coaches goalies
  • His take on the dive becoming legal in the NCAA
  • His approach to mental toughness
  • And much more….

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