CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 6 Virginia (8-3, 4-1 ACC) returns to Klöckner Stadium on Saturday (April 16) to face Quinnipiac for the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Opening faceoff is slated for 8 p.m. on ACC Network.

Saturday’s game is dedicated to the One Love Foundation. The One Love Foundation was created in 2010 to honor the memory of former Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love. Since her passing, One Love’s mission has been to educate, empower and activate young people in a movement to end relationship violence and to promote healthy relationships in its place.


3.  Virginia is seeking to become just the third NCAA men’s lacrosse program to win three consecutive national titles in 2022, which would put itself in a category with Princeton (1996-98) and Johns Hopkins (1978-80).

14.  Graduate attackman Matt Moore needs just 14 points to become the all-time points leader in program history. Moore currently has 256 career points (135 goals & 121 assists). Steele Stanwick currently holds the program record. with 269 career points.

15.  Virginia has won its last 15 games coming off a loss in the same season. UVA is 19-2 under Lars Tiffany following a loss. Under Tiffany, UVA’s only pair of back-to-back losses were in 2017, his first year as Cavaliers’ head coach.


  • Saturday’s contest marks the first-ever meeting between the Cavaliers and Quinnipiac.
  • The Bobcats are members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC).
  • Virginia is a combined 4-0 against current members of the MAAC all-time.
  • The Cavaliers are 2-0 against Manhattan, 1-0 against Marist and 1-0 against Siena.
  • Virginia head coach Lars Tiffany is 8-0 all-time against Quinnipiac having defeated the Bobcats seven times while the head coach at Brown and once as head coach at Stony Brook.


  • In its fifth ACC game of 2022, UVA fell on the road, 17-8, to No. 13/14 Duke on Thursday (April 14).
  • Faceoff specialist Petey LaSalla went 14-for-23 at the faceoff-X, collected a season-high 11 ground balls and moved to No. 1 on UVA’s all-time ground ball list. LaSalla now has 340 career GBs.
  • Duke starting goalie Mike Adler tied his career high with 20 saves and attackman Brennan O’Neill posted eight points with four goals and four assists.
  • The Cavaliers out-shot Duke 49-40, won 17 of the game’s 29 faceoffs and were perfect on all 16 clear attempts. Matt Moore led the Cavaliers in scoring with two goals.


  • After suffering its second loss of the season at Richmond (April 2), UVA won its 15th straight game (vs. UNC) following a loss (in the same season), a streak that began on March 6, 2018.
  • Virginia is 19-2 under Lars Tiffany in games following a loss (in the same season).
  • Tiffany’s only pair back-to-back losses in the same season at UVA were in his first year as head coach in 2017.


  • The Cavaliers are 8-0 when leading after three quarters. UVA has combined to out-score its opponents 132-93 in the first three periods this season, which is an average lead of 3.5 goals entering the fourth period.
  • The Cavaliers are 7-0 when leading at halftime.
  • Virginia is 8-0 when dishing out more assists than its opponent. In the Cavaliers’ eight wins this season, UVA has 71 assists compared to its opponents’ 35.


  • Virginia owns a 164-43 (.792) all-time record at Klöckner Stadium, including a 6-0 mark in 2022, and has won 21 of its last 25 games played at the historic edifice.
  • The Cavaliers’ average margin of victory in their last 25 games at Klöckner Stadium is 5.88 goals.
  • Virginia is 38-11 (.776) all-time at Klöckner Stadium under head coach Lars Tiffany.
  • UVA is also 13-3 all-time at Klöckner Stadium in the NCAA Tournament.
  • Lacrosse debuted in Klöckner Stadium in 1993.


  • Saturday’s 8 p.m. start marks the second night game for the Cavaliers in 2022.
  • Virginia won its first night contest of the season at North Carolina (March 10), 15-11.
  • UVA’s most recent game at Duke (March 14) was originally slated for a 6 p.m. start, but was moved to 1 p.m. due to threatening thunderstorms.
  • Since first hosting lacrosse in 1993, Klöckner Stadium has witnessed 50 UVA men’s lacrosse games at night in which the Hoos have amassed a record of 48-12 (.800).
  • The last time UVA held a night game at Klöckner was in a 13-12 overtime loss to the Blue Devils on April 15, 2021.


  • Connor Shellenberger is currently third in the nation and leads the ACC in assists (3.18/gm). He is eighth nationally in points (5.27/gm), good for second in the ACC.
  • Shellenberger has posted at least one point in all 29 career games and has recorded multiple assists 23 career games, including 10 of UVA’s 11 games in 2022.
  • Shellenberger has dished out at least one assist in 28 of his 29 career games.
  • Shellenberger had a streak of at least five points in 12 consecutive games, over the course of 383 calendar days. Shellenberger had his 12-game streak with at least five points snapped at Richmond (April 2).
  • Shellenberger, Chris Gray (UNC) and Asher Nolting (High Point) are the only three active Division-I players averaging at least 2.1 goals per game and 2.7 assists per game for their careers.


  • Virginia is currently fourth in the nation ground balls (36.73/gm), fifth in opponent clear percentage (.765), eighth in turnovers (14.55/gm), 10th in scoring offense (14.55/gm), 11th in points (22.73/gm) and man-down defense (.714) and 15th in caused turnovers (9.18/gm).
  • In addition to Shellenberger (see above), Cole Kastner is sixth in caused turnovers (2.45/gm). Payton Cormier is 21st in goals (3.09/gm). Petey LaSalla is 10th in faceoff winning percentage (.598) and Matthew Nunes is 26th in goals-against (11.02/gm).


  • The Cavaliers are currently fourth in the nation in ground balls (37.40/gm).
  • In 2021, Virginia led the nation with 41.94 ground balls per game.
  • Entering 2022, UVA has led the nation in ground balls eight of the last 13 years, including the last five seasons under Lars Tiffany.
  • UVA is the only school in the nation to finish in the top-5 nationally in ground balls per game 12 times over the last 13 seasons.
  • The only school in 2016 to finish with more ground balls per game was UVA head coach Lars Tiffany’s 2016 Brown team.
  • Lars-Tiffany-coached teams have led the nation in ground balls in seven straight seasons, including the 2015 and 2016 seasons at Brown.


  • Virginia travels to Syracuse on Saturday (April 23) for its final regular-season road game. Opening faceoff is set for 4 p.m. on ESPNU.