Celebrating Excellence: Jeremy Matamis Named First County Bank Athlete of the Month

We are thrilled to honor Jeremy Matamis as our First County Bank Athlete of the Month for May.  This second consecutive month that a Stamford High School Lacrosse player has received this honor. This the first time we’ve had teammates recognized in back to back months, since we have started the FCB Athlete of the Month in May of 2018.  

Jeremy Matamis, a senior at Stamford High School, is a stellar student-athlete. He is a National Honor Society member with a weighted GPA of 4.70, consistently achieving high honor roll while taking all AP, honors, and University of Connecticut dual enrollment courses. His commitment to academics is truly exceptional.

On the lacrosse field, Jeremy has been a standout player. As a four-year member of Stamford’s varsity lacrosse team and a two-year captain, he has led his team to new heights. This season, he surpassed the school’s season scoring record and played a pivotal role in the Black Knights’ historic state tournament victory, defeating Conard 9-8. Jeremy was named Stamford’s Defensive Player of the Year in 2021 and an FCIAC scholar-athlete in 2023. Additionally, he was a three-year member of the varsity football team. 

Jeremy’s contributions extend beyond athletics. He tutors K-5 students at Rogers International School, serves as an editor for Stamford High School’s news publication, and volunteers as a youth lacrosse coach. His dedication to helping others and his leadership skills are evident in everything he does.

Mike Nazzaro, Jeremy’s coach, praises his work ethic, attitude towards training, and teamwork. “Jeremy leads by example, always giving 110% in practice and games. His commitment to his teammates and his positive attitude make him a role model for younger players,” says Coach Nazzaro.

This fall, Jeremy will attend the University of Connecticut to study Biological Sciences, where he will undoubtedly continue to excel.

Jeremy Matamis embodies the qualities we celebrate at Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy: academic excellence, athletic prowess, and a commitment to community service. Congratulations, Jeremy, on this well-deserved recognition. We are excited to see all you will achieve in the future!