PRINCETON JUNCTION — Clark native Matthew Poskay, an alumni of Arthur L. Johnson High School, will be honored at the 16th Annual New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame Induction Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Mercer Oaks Golf Club in Princeton Junction. The dinner is sponsored by the New Jersey South Lacrosse Chapter.
“Matt was a three sport standout when he was a student athlete at Arthur L. Johnson High School, and his accomplishments in the sport of lacrosse have and will continue to be unparalleled,” said Gus Kalikas, supervisor of Athletics, Health, and Physical Education at the Clark School District. ”Arthur L. Johnson High School and the community of Clark are thrilled that he will be honored and inducted into the New Jersey Lacrosse Hall of Fame, an honor that is most certainly well deserved.”
Poskay has proven himself as an elite player at every level. A professional player, a member of the US National Team pool, and an All-American and National Champion at Virginia, Poskay is the national high school record holder with 362 goals, and the New Jersey State record holder with 468 career points.
Playing for the Boston Cannons in Major League Lacrosse, Poskay was the 2006 Cannons Rookie of the Year, 2007 MLL All Star and MLL All Star Game MVP, 2008 MLL All Star, and 2008 Cannons MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. Poskay’s professional career exploded in 2010, when he was named the 2010 MLL Most Valuable Player and 2010 Warriar Offensive Player of the Year. That year he was named a 2010 All Star while leading both the Cannons and the MLL in goals scored and goals with 45 and points with 52. In 2011, Poskay won the MLL Championship with the Boston Cannons.
After serving as an assistant coach for two years at Drew University in Madison, Poskay was hired as the head lacrosse coach at Wagner College in Staten Island. For Poskay, the opportunity allowed him to take the reins of a Division I team while continuing his professional lacrosse career.