June 11, 2010

Karweck Added to Detroit Mercy Staff

from press release

- Matt Karweck, a four year letterwinner at Notre Dame as well as a former Major League Lacrosse player, was recently added to the Titan staff as a volunteer coach for the upcoming season. For the Titans, he will assist in all facets of the program especially on the offensive side of the ball.

"Matt brings a wealth of lacrosse knowledge and experience to Detroit," said head coach Matt Holtz. "He will be taking over our extra man offense and many aspects of our offense in general and we are extremely excited to have him be a part of our team."

Karweck is coming off a three-year stint as head coach for Indiana University, a club lacrosse program competing in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA), the same league that coach Holtz was in before arriving in the Motor City. Karweck guided IU to 25 wins in his three seasons as well as an appearance in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference (GRLC). While at Indiana, Karweck also received his master's in kinesiology and owned and ran Overtime Lacrosse, a summer camp program.

"I am extremely excited about working with the coaching staff and players at UDM," said Karweck. "My coaching and playing background will be a great asset to an already powerful staff, and I am looking forward to the year ahead."

Prior to that, Karweck played two seasons for the Chicago Machine in the MLL. Playing attack for the Machine, he registered 10 points in just seven games, including a hat trick performance against San Francisco. That came off a year that he spent in England teaching and coaching lacrosse while he started his professional career playing for the Sheffield Steelers of the English Lacrosse Association.

Karweck graduated from Notre Dame's College of Arts & Letters in 2006. At ND, he played in 52 career games, with 40 starts, mostly from the midfield position. He ended his career with 60 goals and 30 assists for 90 points, while scooping up 78 ground balls. He was selected to the Great Western Lacrosse League second team as a junior and first team as a senior. He attended Penn Yan Academy in New York and led the team to the Section V Class C high school championship in four straight seasons as well as the state championship in 2001.

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