Matthew Colombini
Matthew Colombini
Title: Head Men's Lacrosse Coach
Phone: 617-824-8498
Email: mlax@emerson.edu

Matt Colombini is entering his fifth season as the Head Coach of the Emerson Lions Men's Lacrosse Team.  Coach Colombini came to Emerson after serving as the assistant coach at Colby College in Waterville, ME.  Prior to Colby, he was the assistant and subsequent interim head coach at Wheaton College.

Colombini led the Lions to their first New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Victory in 2019, defeating the Wheaton Lyons 8-7 in overtime.  

Colombini attended Ursinus College in Pennsylvania where he studied history with a minor in coaching and secondary Education. While at Ursinus Colombini played Goalie for their varsity lacrosse team and was named to the 2011 All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.   

He is well versed in the NEWMAC Conference and will bring excellent expertise, insight and enthusiasm to the program.  We are extremely fortunate to have someone of his character and caliber to lead the lacrosse program to an elite level in the highly competitive NEWMAC Conference.

Austin Fournier
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: austin_fournier@emerson.edu

Austin Fournier joins the men’s lacrosse coaching staff in the fall of 2021 following a standout career at Endicott College.  Coach Fournier will be coordinating the Lion defense and working with the goalies, as well as, being involved in recruiting.

As a student-athlete Austin started 19 games in goal during his senior and graduate seasons, helping lead the Gulls to a Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship in 2021.  He finished his career averaging 8.2 goals against with a save percentage over 60%.  He received academic recognition including being named a USILA Scholar All-American and to both the NEILA All-Academic team and CCC Academic All-Conference team.  Austin graduated in 2020 with a degree in Sports Management and completed his Masters of Business Administration in 2021.

Alex Flanagan
Title: Assistant Coach
Email: alex_flanagan@emerson.edu

Alex Flanagan joins the men’s lacrosse coaching staff for the 2022 season following a standout career at nearby Emmanuel College.  Coach Flanagan will be working on both sides of the ball focused on midfielders and face-off specialists.  Most recently, Alex served as the Lacrosse Recruiting Coordinator and assistant coach at Eastern Nazarene College, aiding in their formation of varsity lacrosse programs.  He currently works with 3D Lacrosse as a manager.

As a player, Alex tallied an impressive 59 career points while helping Emmanuel to three-straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament appearances and served as a team captain in 2020.  During his undergraduate career, Alex interned in athletics at both Harvard University and Emmanuel.  Additionally, he has experience coaching at the club level.