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Athletic Hall of Fame

Matthew Lawless

Matthew Lawless


At Rochester:

  • Extremely passionate alumnus of the University with a strong sense of dedication to his alma mater
  • For decades, he recruited numerous student-athletes to the University, visiting them at their respective high schools and with their families at home
  • As Rivermen (the team's nickname in those years), he supported them in their athletic endeavors by attending games or matches throughout their undergraduate years
  • He continued to serve as an inspiration to each student-athlete even beyond their graduation
  • Graduated in 1909


  • Was co-owner of the Lawless Paper Company in East Rochester, NY
  • Forever the image of the virtues extolled by the University of Rochester, he always represented the institution with dignity and integrity