Former Golden Griffin standout Matt Vinc helped lead the Rochester Knighthawks to the National Lacrosse League championship on Saturday, earning the win in goal in Rochester's 9-6 victory against Edmonton.
The netminder recorded 46 saves on 52 shots on goal to anchor the Knighthawk defense. Vinc allowed only one tally in the second half and held the Rush without a goal for a 26:22 span as Rochester turned a 5-1 deficit into an 8-5 advantage.
During the 2012 campaign, Vinc posted an 11.96 goals against average and .763 save percentage. The 2011 NLL Goaltender of the Year, Vinc completed his seventh season in the league and owns a career 11.20 goals against average and .773 save percentage.
Vinc, a four-year defender at Canisius, led the Griffs in ground balls in three different seasons and ranks fifth in the program's record book with 258 career ground balls. A 2004 and 2005 All-MAAC selection, he was the sixth overall selection in the 2005 NLL Draft after graduating from Canisius. Vinc also represented Canada during the two most recent Men's Lacrosse World Championships, helping the squad to the gold medal in 2006 and silver in 2010 from the defensive position.