CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia attackman Matt Moore (Garnet Valley, Pa.) was drafted fourth overall by the Archers Lacrosse Club Tuesday night (May 10) in the fourth annual Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) Draft.
Virginia is the only school with at least one first round selection in each of the first four PLL Drafts. The Cavaliers also have the most first round picks among any collegiate program in PLL history with four since the league’s inception in 2018. Virginia’s 26 professional lacrosse (PLL & MLL) first round draft picks are also the most of any school in the nation. UVA’s 62 overall professional lacrosse draft picks is No. 3 among the college ranks.
Moore guided Virginia to NCAA titles in 2019 and 2021. With 271 career points (140 goals & 131 assists), Moore soared to No. 1 on UVA’s all-time points earlier this season, passing 2011 Tewaraaton Award recipient and 2012 MLL second overall pick Steele Stanwick (269 points). Moore also holds Virginia’s single-season points record, which he set in 2019 with 46 goals and 43 assists. He garnered All-American distinction three years in a row (2019-21), was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team in 2019 and 2021 and crowned the 2018 ACC Freshman of the Year.
This season, Moore, one of three Virginia team captains, was named a Senior CLASS finalist, a national award that is bestowed to a men’s lacrosse student-athlete that excels in the community, classroom, character and competition. Moore attained his undergraduate degree from UVA in 2021 in foreign affairs and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in public policy.