Athletic Hall of Fame 2011 - Covert

Matt Covert

Covert, the first lacrosse player to be inducted into the Alfred State College Athletic Hall of Fame, was one of the programs most electrifying offensive players.  During his time wearing the blue & gold, Covert helped put the Pioneers in the national spotlight.

Covert was a two-time All-Region selection and was named NJCAA All-American during his two year career.  The All-American honor was the first time a Pioneer lacrosse player was ever honored by the NJCAA.

After scoring 30 goals and passing out 44 assists in his freshman year he put even more impressive numbers together his sophomore year.  He recorded 105 points on 38 goals and 67 assists as he led the Pioneers to their first national ranking and an 11-2 mark.  Covert is the only person in ASC lacrosse history with more than 100 points in a season and is tops in career points with 179.  His 111 assists are tops all-time while his 68 goals are 5th best.

Covert was heavily recruited by major Division I programs but chose Alfred State due to the Wellsville program.  After graduating from ASC, he started his career as an electrician.