The Denver Outlaws announced today that Matt Bocklet will be taking over as the new team president. Bocklet has been a dedicated member of the MLL’s Outlaws organization since 2009.
A Johns Hopkins University graduate, Matt Bocklet takes over one of the most successful MLL teams in the league’s history. The Outlaws have competed in nine MLL Championships, most recently in the 2019 season. The Outlaws have won three championships while Bocklet served as team captain (‘18, ‘16 and ‘14). The Outlaws have won 124 games in their 14-year history. Bocklet will leverage his leadership experience on the field, in the community and from past business ventures to build on the franchise’s success.
“I am excited by the opportunity to lead an organization that has had such a profound impact on my career and my life,” said Bocklet. “Everyone talks about the lacrosse community, but in Denver it is exemplified better than anywhere else. Our fans, partners, players, coaches and staff have inspired the Outlaws to consistently be the best professional lacrosse team, and I look forward to bringing a few more championships home.”
Bocklet previously ran Outlaws Academy, managing all levels of the valuable revenue-generating venture and community engagement outlet for the Outlaws. He also served as the team’s Defensive Coordinator in 2019. Outside of the Outlaws, Bocklet is an owner of X10 Lacrosse, serves as the Director of Team 91 Colorado and coached Cherry Creek High School, winning the 2019 state championship. Bocklet spent six years as the head coach at Highlands Ranch High School, where he was named CHSAA Coach of the Year in 2014. He also serves on the Young Professionals Board for Denver City Lax.
“Matt Bocklet has been a dedicated leader for the Denver Outlaws, and the Denver community for the last eleven years,” said MLL Commissioner, Alexander Brown. “Matt has a deep passion for the team and for the sport, and he brings the invaluable experience of having been a player, a coach and a business leader within the organization. We are thrilled to have such an experienced leader take the helm of this storied franchise.”
Before retiring from play in 2018, Bocklet served as a star defenseman for the Outlaws. He was a captain for all three of the team’s Championship titles, is the franchise’s all-time leader in games played (144), appeared in five(5) All-Star Games, is ranked third all-time in MLL for ground balls, and in recognition of such a prestigious career, had his number (No. 7) retired by the Outlaws in 2019.
“I have played with and played for Matt, and there is no one who is better suited to lead the Outlaws’ organization than him,” said Mikie Schlosser, Denver Outlaws midfielder. “After the loss in the Championship last season, we have been fired up through the offseason. We can’t wait to take the field and compete for the 2020 MLL Championship with Matt leading the charge.”