Catching up with Matte Scully
The life of an NCAA Division I lacrosse player is one of hard work and long hours of training. Matte Scully is finding that out first hand as a freshman at Stony Brook University. The 2009 Huntington High School graduate is staying up late studying and grinding it out on the field.
“Stony Brook is out of control,” Ms. Scully said laughing. “I love it here. Lacrosse has been amazing. I’ve already learned so much on this new team.”
Ms. Scully signed early with Stony Brook last fall, accepting a scholarship from the school to play lacrosse. At Huntington she was a starter on the Blue Devil soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams. Her sister, Casey, is a sophomore on an NCAA Division I lacrosse scholarship at Iona College.
Stony Brook has set its sights on developing one of the top women’s lacrosse programs in the country. “We are very well rounded and I see our team going very far this year,” Scully said. In the abbreviated fall season, Stony Brook played Quinnipiac, Fairfield and C.W. Post. Although the Seahawks were tagged with some losses, they “played very well together for the first time,” Ms. Scully said.
As a Huntington senior, Ms. Scully earned the Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award. “I’m taking a couple of easy courses to keep my grades up so I can apply to the business program with a 3.0. [GPA],” the Huntington alum said. “I have mandatory study hall hours which helps me keep on top of my work through all the chaos.”
Although Stony Brook is a relatively short ride from Huntington, Ms. Scully is navigating major changes in her life as she is forced to become much more independent. But, she is enjoying it all. “Everything is great,” she said.