Editor’s Note: Trilogy Lacrosse, a Lacrosse All Stars partner, released a new series titled “Trilogy Lacrosse Theatre” to take a look back at memorable lacrosse moments caught on film that feature different members of the Trilogy crew. Episode 4 features Matt Striebel reliving eight total periods of lacrosse action from 1999. Enjoy.
Who is Matt Striebel?
A two-sport athlete in college, Matt Striebel left his soccer cleats behind for a prolific professional and international lacrosse career. Now you’ll find “Striebs” as a National Director and staple of Trilogy’s instruction. At his peak he was widely considered the best midfielder in the game. His unique combination of athleticism, versatility, and intelligence set him apart as a dynamic playmaker and offensive force. A champion at every level of the game, Matt set professional records in All Star appearances and games played, while compiling one of the most impressive statistical careers for a midfielder ever.
- US Lacrosse Hall of Fame – Class of 2019
- MLL 2001 – 2015
- MLL Champion – 2004, 2006, 2007
- 2x Gold medal – Team USA 2002, 2010
- Silver medal – Team USA 2006
- 2x NCAA Champion – 1998, 2001
- 2x NCAA All-American – 2000, 2001
- 3x All-Ivy League
What’s on the Tube?
Four overtimes later, we had a winner.
Mitch Belisle and Ryan Boyle team up to go on a jog with Matt Striebel through the memory banks of 1999. The reigning NCAA champs of Princeton were on the road in the Carrier Dome for a heavy hitter against Syracuse. Princeton had graduated star-power in Jesse Hubbard, Christian Cook and Corey Popham and were fighting tooth and nail to stay on top. The Tigers offense was now relying on young talent like Matt Striebel to make another tournament run.
It was Syracuse versus Princeton in the 90s. Is there more to say?
Hear about it from the guy who was there.
Matt Striebel on Princeton at Syracuse, 1999
The full episode is just over 24 minutes on the Trilogy YouTube page. Here’s a few “highlights” of the highlights to see if the water is right for you.
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