|— Lacrosse player —|
June 9, 1982 |
St. Catharines, Ontario
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||220 pounds (100 kg)|
St. Catharines Athletics
Six Nations Chiefs
Brampton Excelsiors Victoria Shamrocks WLA
New York/Orlando Titans
San Jose Stealth
|NLL Draft||6th overall, 2005
San Jose Stealth
Vinc was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. He was a member of Team Canada during the 2006 World Lacrosse Championship. He is also a teacher and lacrosse coach at Denis Morris Catholic High School in St. Catharines.
- 1 OLA Jr.A regular season MVP award
- 3 OLA Jr.A playoff MVP awards
- 3 OLA Jr.A championships (2001–2003)
- 3 Bob Meleville Memorial Awards (lowest team total goals)
- 2 Minto Cup National championships (2001, 2003)
- 1 Minto Cup MVP Award
- B.W. Evans Award (Top Graduating Player).
High school career
Vinc played high school field lacrosse at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, along with fellow professional lacrosse players Billy Dee Smith, Craig Conn, and Sean Greenhalgh. In five years, he helped the Holy Cross Raiders to 2 gold medals, 1 silver, and 1 bronze at the OFSAA field lacrosse championships. This would begin a dynasty for the Holy Cross lacrosse program to excel in Niagara and Ontario competition.
Vinc is also a graduate of Canisius College, where he played long-stick defense and was named the college's Male Athlete of the Year.
Vinc was acquired by the San Jose Stealth in the 2005 NLL entry draft in the first round (sixth overall). In the 2006 NLL season, Vinc played sparingly with the Stealth. Following the season, he was acquired by the New York Titans in the 2006 NLL expansion draft. In 2007, he took over the starting goaltender role for the Titans. In 2009, Vinc guided his team to a 10-6 record for a three way tie for first place in the Eastern Division with the Buffalo Bandits and the Boston Blazers. The Titans were awarded the Eastern Division regular season championship by way of tie breakers. On May 9, in the Eastern Division playoff championship game, Vinc stopped 41 out of 44 shots and kept the highly offensive Buffalo Bandits to only three goals as the Titans defeated Buffalo 9-3. Vinc allowed 1 more goal than the National Lacrosse League playoff record of 2 goals against in a game, which was set by Bob Watson, and the Toronto Rock defeated the Philadelphia Wings 13-2 during a 1999 semi-final playoff game.
Vinc became a member of the Orlando Titans when the franchise moved to Florida for the 2010 season. When the team folded after that season, Vinc was chosen first overall in the dispersal draft, sending him to the Colorado Mammoth. As he teaches high school in St. Catharines, Ontario, however, he did not want to play in Colorado. In October 2010, he was thus traded to the Rochester Knighthawks in a significant trade that sent Vinc and transition player Matt Zash to Rochester in exchange for superstar attackman John Grant, Jr. and defenseman Mac Allen. Draft picks were also exchanged.
|Matt Vinc||Regular Season||Playoffs|
|Season||Team||GP||Min||W||L||GA||GAA||Sv||Sv %||G||A||Pts||LB||PIM||GP||Min||W||L||GA||GAA||Sv||Sv %||G||A||Pts||LB||PIM|
|2006||San Jose Stealth||4||14:08||0||0||4||16.98||5||0.556||0||1||1||1||0||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2007||New York Titans||14||712:09||3||9||157||13.23||419||0.727||0||7||7||17||2||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|2008||New York Titans||16||888:04||9||5||168||11.35||562||0.770||1||7||8||44||18||2||105:00||1||1||23||13.14||52||0.693||0||2||2||2||2|
|2009||New York Titans||16||916:07||9||6||173||11.33||609||0.779||0||4||4||1||2||3||182:00||2||1||25||8.24||110||0.815||0||0||0||0||2|
|NLL Goaltender of the Year
|NLL Goaltender of the Year
- "Matt Vinc New York Titans Bio". NYTitansLacrosse.com. Archived from the original on 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
- "Science teacher's double life in the raucous world of lacrosse". STCatharinesStandard.ca. April 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-09.
- "O.L.A. Junior A Trophy Winners". wampsbibleoflacrosse.com.
- "Catching up with Matt Vinc". NLL.com. June 21, 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-17.
- Matthews, Bob (October 28, 2010). "John Grant Jr. traded to Colorado Mammoth from Rochester Knighthawks". Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York). Gannett Company. pp. 1D, 5D. Archived from the original on October 29, 2010. Retrieved October 29, 2010.
- "League announces 2014 Season Award winners". NLL.com. September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
- "National Lacrosse League Pointstreak Stats". NLL.com. Retrieved April 19, 2015.