Newsday: Kellenberg's Sluka, elite lacrosse player, is hooked on football

Aug 25 2018

Credit: Richard T. Slattery

By Newsday’s Roger Rubin:

The list of college lacrosse programs that would like to bring Matt Sluka into the fold includes the bluest of the bluebloods. The Kellenberg senior has drawn serious interest from the likes of Johns Hopkins, Denver, North Carolina, Penn State and Loyola Maryland. Most top lacrosse players would envy the situation.

And yet none of these programs is a good bet to land him.

The 6-2, 205-pound Sluka started to fall in love with his other sport – football – as he quarterbacked the Firebirds to a CHSFL junior varsity championship as a sophomore. By the end of a junior season where he helped transform the Kellenberg varsity from a 1-8 afterthought to an 11-0 CHSFL Class AA champion, football had become his true passion.

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