‘What You Were Born to Do’: The Evolution of Matt Rambo – insidelacrosse.com

The first weekend of the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League is in the books, but it’s not too late to get up to speed on the season with our June Issue, on sale now.

Whipsnakes LC attackmen Matt Rambo and Zed Williams grace the cover. As the MVPs of the first two seasons for the only championship squad in league history, their cover selection was an easy choice. What makes their story more compelling, however, is the paths each has taken to stardom. Last week, we ran Bob Chavez’s story about Williams. Below, check out Kevin Brown’s story about Rambo.

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When Tony Resch first had a chance to see Matt Rambo in-person on a lacrosse field a decade ago, there was one thought that came to mind. 

“Wow, that looks different,” Resch recalled.

Rambo, then a freshman at Abington (Pa.) High School, was one of the first names on the scouting report for Resch’s La Salle team in the state tournament. Resch, La Salle’s defensive coordinator, warned his poles of how hard Rambo goes to get to his left hand topside. One defenseman took a big whack at Rambo, who didn’t even flinch and powered his way to score.

Though Resch and La Salle defeated Rambo’s Abington that day, they were fortunate enough to end up with his unquestionable talent the next three years. 

Rambo’s decision to transfer out of Abington to La Salle was one of the hardest, but most rewarding, decisions of his life. He was coming off one
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