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April 15, 2021

Student spotlight: Justin Greene

University of Montevallo senior Justin Greene will forever have a place in the University’s history books.

Justin Greene

Justin Greene

As one of the founding members of the UM men’s lacrosse team, Greene and his teammates helped to pave the way for generations to come.

“I am very proud of the fact that I and my fellow seniors were able to help lay the groundwork for the men’s lacrosse team and set the standard for what it means to play as a Falcon,” said Greene, who is a midfielder on the team and served as team captain during his junior and senior years.

A native of Samford, Connecticut, Greene found a new family away from home and knew he belonged at UM quickly after arriving on campus as a freshman.

“I knew I belonged at Montevallo as soon as I got on the bricks and met my teammates,” he said. “It immediately felt like a brotherhood, and I couldn’t be any more fortunate to be a part of the program here.”

Greene has also been a member of the ATO fraternity since his sophomore year.

During his playing career at UM, Greene has earned numerous accolades, including the James. R. Spalding Sportsmanship Award and being named to the GEICO Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference list in 2018 and 2019.

As an accounting major who will graduate in May, Greene plans to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Marine Corps after college.