CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s lacrosse team swept through the major awards and placed eight student-athletes (out of 12 spots) on the Virginia Sports Information Director’s (VaSID) All-State team. Matt Moore was named VaSID Player of the Year, Payton Cormier was named VaSID Rookie of the Year and for the second year in a row, Lars Tiffany was named VaSID Coach of the Year.
With only four schools in the state that play Division I lacrosse, UVA snatched eight of the 12 spots on the team through the shortened 2020 season.
Moore (Jr., A, Garnet Valley, Pa.) was a second-team Inside Lacrosse All-American after finishing No. 8 in the nation and No. 2 in the ACC with 5.83 points per game. He also was No. 3 in the ACC and No. 12 in the nation with 2.67 assists per game.
Cormier (Fr., A/M, Oakville, Ontario) earned first-team College Crosse Freshman All-America honors, finishing with 12 goals and seven assists through UVA’s six games. He concluded his first year No. 18 in the nation with a .500 shooting percentage.
Tiffany led UVA to a 4-2 record in the shortened 2020 season, which included wins over No. 14 Loyola and No. 18 Lehigh.
2020 VaSID All-State
Attack – Richie Connell – Richmond
Attack – Michael Kraus – Virginia
Attack – Matt Moore – Virginia
Defender – Ray Baran – Richmond
Defender – Kyle Kology – Virginia
Defender – Jason Reynolds – Richmond
Midfielder – Dox Aitken – Virginia
Midfielder – Payton Cormier – Virginia
Midfielder – Mitch Savoca – Richmond
Goalie – Alex Rode – Virginia
Long Stick Midfielder – Jared Conners – Virginia
Face-Off– Petey LaSalla – Virginia