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Matt
Breslin

Executive Director

Matt Breslin has been Executive Director of The Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation since May 2011. Matt has coached and worked with lacrosse players of all ages since he graduated from Duke University in 2001. He has coached at the top of the high school game (Gonzaga College High School from 2002-2005) and the college game (assistant coach at Georgetown University in 2010). Matt is also the Executive Director of Bethesda Lacrosse based out of Montgomery County Maryland.

Additionally, Matt has a lacrosse record that makes him emblematic of what WINNERS Lacrosse is all about: being a leader and a good student on and off the field. Matt was an All-American Goalkeeper at Duke University as well as Team Captain in 2001. Matt started in the net for the Blue Devils for 3 years, was part of the All-ACC Tournament Team, an ACC Champion as well as an ACC Academic Honor Roll recipient. Matt finished his career on the field in Major League Lacrosse with the New Jersey Pride. In high school, Matt was New Jersey Player of the Year in 1997 and led his team to 2 state championships with a national ranking of #2 in 1996.

Matt has a twin brother, Jamie, who played football and lacrosse (All-American) at Hobart College and is Associate Athletic Director at Stanford University. Matt married Dorsey Breslin in August 2010, and they have two daughters!

mbreslin@winnerslacrosse.org

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Taelor
Perry

Program Director

Taelor Perry is a local DC Native. She was introduced to Lacrosse her senior year in high school and fell in love. She played in Lynchburg, VA and continues to spread her love for the sport throughout D.C. Taelor was a student [overall] athlete playing basketball, football and track & field. Even now, she can be caught either at Barry Farms or down on the Mall with other local professionals playing Flag Football, Kickball and Dodgeball. She has coached all three sports, all ages and all levels of comprehension…no sport gives her more joy, no sport pulls more passion from her than Lacrosse.

She has an Art and Educational background with a B.A. in Special education, currently she is working towards her Master’s in Special Education. Taelor was introduced to WINNERS via Winter Clinics and Fall Ball. Often driving around Anacostia with LAX Sticks and soft swax balls in her trunk, she could be found in S.E. playing on any open field with local kids or in a gym, in the corner, working on stick handling skills. It has been her mission to expose as many inner-city youth to the sport of Lacrosse.

She brings experience as an educator, an athlete, a coach, a community outreach advocate and a lover of all things art related.

Taelor has 2 wonderful daughters, both student athletes whom play Lacrosse along with several other sports in school.

tperry@winnerslacrosse.org

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Rodger
COLBERT

Program Coordinator

Rodger Colbert is the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Before accepting the position, Colbert served as a full-time Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach and Defensive Coordinator at UDC. Before joining the coaching staff at UDC, Colbert served as the Founder and Director of RCDC Lacrosse Prep, Inc. (2013) - a non-profit organization partnering with communities to expose quality mentoring and coaching to all potential lacrosse players.

In that capacity, he worked as the Elective School course leader for 6th and 7th grade students at City Neighbors-Hamilton in Baltimore, MD and as team trainer in the fall and winter for St. Peter's Prep HS in Jersey City, NJ and Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown, NJ. While working with Baltimore’s youth, Coach Colbert completed a year as the Head Coach at Osbourn Park High School, in Manassas, Virginia (2015). Colbert has also held academic positions in secondary education, serving as a Principal Intern, while at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, at Dorchester Academy – a district public school in Boston MA – from 2011 to 2012. He also worked at St. Paul's School – an independent boarding high school in Concord, NH – as the Coordinator of Multicultural Programming (2007-2011) and a Math Instructor (2008-2011). Colbert spent five years working at his high school alma mater – The Peddie School – an independent boarding high school in Hightstown, NJ. There he served as the Assistant Director of Admissions and the Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment. At Peddie, he was also a co-coach of the Freshmen/Sophomore Football team (2002-2003), Head Boys' Freshmen Lacrosse Coach (2003), Head Junior Varsity Basketball Coach (2002-03), Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach (2004) and Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach (2004-07). He also coached Varsity Lacrosse from 2008-2011 and was an assistant varsity football and junior varsity basketball coach at St. Paul's. A former high school and college All-American at The Peddie School (1997) and Georgetown University (2001), Colbert was picked 12th in the 2001 Major League Lacrosse Draft and played for the Bridgeport Barrage, New Jersey Pride and Boston Cannons over a six-year career.  He captained three sports teams at Peddie in 1997 and captained the Hoyas Lacrosse team his senior year in 2001.

Coach Colbert is excited to start his work at WINNERS Lacrosse because it aligns with his life’s mission to bring lacrosse into environments and into the lives of people that may not get exposure to the sport, otherwise. After volunteering with WINNERS throughout the spring of 2017, Colbert felt it necessary to fully immerse himself into the organization, by committing to the work of expanding Washington, D.C.’s lacrosse culture.

rodger.colbert@udc.edu


Matt's Score Sheet

FAVORITES:

LACROSSE MEMORY - Winning the ACC Championship in 2001 at the Disney Sports Complex in Florida

MOVIE - The Dark Knight Rises

TV SHOW - Property Brothers

BOOK - Harry Potter Series

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM - The New York Yankees (although his heart is more in college sports with Duke Lacrosse, Duke Basketball and Alabama Football. Roll Tide!)

FOOD - New York Strip Steak

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE - Derek Jeter

 

Taelor's Score Sheet

FAVORITES:

LACROSSE MEMORY - Those moments, whether playing or coaching, where you fight hard and come out with a close and big win! Nothing beats that feeling! 

MOVIE - Book of Life 

TV SHOW - DC’s Titans

BOOK - The Isis Papers 

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM - No favorites, prefer College Sports-especially LAX & Football

FOOD -My Nana’s…now my mom’s Macaroni & Cheese *No one makes it better*

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE - Allen Iverson 

Rodger’s Score Sheet

FAVORITES:

LACROSSE MEMORY - At Georgetown, beating Duke to advance to the Final Four (1999). Or winning two Prep State Championships at The Peddie School. 

MOVIE - Blade or V for Vendetta

TV SHOW - Martin reruns

BOOK - The Catcher in the Rye

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAM - Yankees and Giants

FOOD - his wife's ribs

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE -Bill Russell