Matt Karweck enters his first season as the head assistant coach at Merrimack College.
Karweck comes to Merrimack from Division I Detroit-Mercy where he ran the man-up offense and many other offensive aspects.
A four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame and a former Major League Lacrosse player, Karweck will oversee the offense at Merrimack, while assisting with recruiting and numerous other aspects of the program.
“I am extremely excited to coach at Merrimack College,” said Karweck. “Coach Morgan has done an amazing job building the program, and I am honored to have the opportunity to work alongside him to bring a National Championship to North Andover. With a powerful team returning, expanding athletic facilities, and unmatched support from the athletic department, Merrimack will continue to rise to the forefront of Division II lacrosse. I’m very proud to be a Warrior.”
“We are very excited to have someone with Matt’s background join our coaching staff,” said Morgan. “He has been successful as a player and a coach, and we know he will be a great fit in our program.”
Karweck spent the last three years as the head coach at Indiana University, a club lacrosse program in the Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association. He guided IU to 25 wins in three seasons and an appearance in the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference (GRLC). He also received his Master’s in Kinesiology and owned and ran Overtime Lacrosse, a summer camp program.
He played two seasons for Chicago in the MLL, registering 10 points in seven games. He also spent a year in England teaching and coaching lacrosse while playing for Sheffield of the English Lacrosse Association.
Karweck graduated from Notre Dame’s College of Arts & Letters in 2006. He played in 52 career games, making 40 starts, mostly at midfield. A Great Western Lacrosse League second-team honoree as a junior and first team as a senior, he picked up 90 career points (60 goals, 30 assists) while tallying 78 ground balls.
He attended Penn Yan Academy in New York, leading the team to the Section V Class C High School Championship in all four seasons, as well as the State Championship in 2001.