Matt Dugan ’01 was one of the greatest offensive threats to ever play lacrosse for the Generals.
Dugan earned four letters as an attackman, finishing his career as the program’s all-time leading scorer with 290 career points on 182 goals and 108 assists.
Dugan burst onto the scene as a first-year in 1998, setting the rookie scoring record with 56 points (32 G, 24 A) and earned Second Team All-ODAC honors en route to leading W&L to a 13-3 record and a berth to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
As a sophomore, he led the team in scoring with 84 points on 57 goals and 27 assists. He was named the ODAC Player of the Year and earned Second Team All-America honors as W&L advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 13-2 overall record.
Dugan set a new W&L season scoring record during his junior campaign, totaling 87 points on 55 goals and 32 assists. He also received the Worrell-Fallon Award as the MVP of the Lee-Jackson game that year, after tying the Lee-Jackson scoring record with nine points (5 G, 4 A). Following the season, Dugan was once again named First Team All-ODAC and First Team All-America. As a team, the Generals finished 16-2 overall and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals.
Dugan notched 63 points (38 G, 25 A) as a senior when he led the Generals to a No. 1 ranking for much of the season. He was named First Team All-ODAC, First Team All-America and was tabbed the Division III Attackman of the Year as W&L finished the season 14-1 overall. Following the season, he was named to the North-South Senior All-Star game and received a tryout for the U.S. National Team.
W&L posted a 56-8 overall record, won two ODAC titles and advanced to three NCAA Tournaments during Dugan’s career. In addition to holding the school’s all-time scoring record, his goal total also still ranked No. 1 all-time at W&L, while his assist total was fifth as of his induction to the Hall of Fame. Dugan’s career scoring total also remained tops in conference history.
Dugan capped his extraordinary career by being named the Pres Brown Most Valuable Senior Male Athlete in 2001.