CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced the Cavaliers’ incoming class of 2022 on Wednesday (July 6). UVA welcomes a total of nine incoming first-year student-athletes, who were collectively ranked the No. 1 freshman class in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse.

“The efforts of Kip Turner and Sean Kirwan have been exemplary in our quest to attract and acquire elite student-athletes to the University of Virginia,” said Tiffany. “This collection of skilled and intense lacrosse players represents a group of men who have the will and core leadership traits to support – and someday soon guide – our lacrosse program. Much will be asked of them. We are thrilled to announce these nine competitors, three of whom reside here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, that will join our program this fall.”

Joining the Cavaliers in the fall of 2022 are Ryan Colsey (Ridgefield, Conn.), Mac Eldridge (Richmond, Va.), Malachi Jones (Owings, Md.), Kyle Morris (Baltimore, Md.), Tim Myers (Charlottesville, Va.), John Schroter (Leesburg, Va.), Truitt Sunderland (Baltimore, Md.), Joey Terenzi (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Mack Till (Englewood, Colo.).


#35 Ryan Colsey • A • 6-3 • 200 • Ridgefield, Conn. • Ridgefield School

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Amassed 280 points (167g, 113a) in three seasons at Ridgefield School
  • Led team in scoring (70g, 36a) his senior year (2022)
  • USILA All-American (2022)
  • First Team All-FCIAC (2022)
  • First Team All-State (2022)
  • Team captain (2022)
  • Led Ridgefield to state championship in 2021
  • MVP of state championship game (2021)
  • Second Team All-FCIAC (2021)
  • Second Team All-State (2021)
  • Posted 83 points (51g, 32) in 2021
  • Member of varsity team as a freshman in 2019
  • Led the team in scoring (46g, 45a) his freshman year
  • His 91 points were also a Ridgefield boys lacrosse freshman record
  • All-FCIAC East Team (2019)
  • Earned varsity letter as a quarterback (2019)
  • Played club for Eclipse Attack

PERSONAL

  • Son of Roy and Chrissy Colsey
  • Father, Roy, was an All-American in lacrosse at Syracuse (1992-95)
  • Mother Chrissy, played field hockey at Keene State (1994-97)
  • Has two brothers, Kyle and Christopher
  • Father was Ryan and Kyle’s head coach at Ridgefield School
  • Enjoys outdoor sports, including skiing, fishing, dirt biking, golf, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing
  • Member of National Honor Society

WHY UVA?

  • “My decision to attend Virginia was easy because it’s the best in every category that I considered. I really value the incredible student life on campus and the emphasis on alumni connections. UVA’s lacrosse team is a perennial national power and plays in the ACC, which is the most competitive conference in the country. UVA’s gorgeous campus and rich history is also something that is really important to me. I chose UVA because it offers the most well-rounded education and best college experience.”

 

 #28 Mac Eldridge • FO/M • 6-1 • 190 • Richmond, Va. • Georgetown Prep

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Four-year varsity letter winner, including three at Georgetown Prep
  • No. 10 prospect in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • No. 8 prospect in the nation, according National Lacrosse Federation
  • USA Lacrosse All-American (2022)
  • Nike National All-Star Senior Team selection (2022)
  • Under Armour All-American Senior Team selection (2022)
  • Two-time MSLCA First Team All-State (2021-22)
  • C Markland Kelly Award nominee (2022)
  • Two-time First Team All-Interstate Athletic Conference (2021-22)
  • 2021 All-Interstate Athletic Conference (First Team)
  • Attended Collegiate School (Richmond, Va.) his freshman year (2019)
  • Played club for DC Express

PERSONAL

  • Son of Scott and Doddie Eldridge
  • Has one sister, Emma
  • His grandfather, Rodney Goff, played football at Chattanooga (1971-74)
  • His uncle, Patrick Goff, played baseball at Mercer (1999-02)
  • His uncle, Tim (1994-97), and aunt, Jessica (1995), played lacrosse at Penn State
  • Virginia Home volunteer
  • Member of Finance club at Georgetown Prep

WHY UVA?

  • “UVA is the perfect blend of exceptional academics, the highest level of lacrosse, and a fantastic location where I hope to work hard and succeed on and off the field. I have been going to UVA Lacrosse games since I was a kid and have always dreamt of being on the field in blue and orange.”

 

#7 Malachi Jones • D • 5-10 • 190 • Owings, Md. • McDonogh HS

HIGH SCHOOL

  • No. 46 prospect in the nation, according to National Lacrosse Federation
  • Four-year varsity team member, including three-year starter
  • Two-time All-MIAA selection (2021-22)
  • First Team All-Metro Baltimore Sun selection (2022)
  • Guided McDonogh to MIAA championship (2022)
  • MIAA All-Tournament Team selection (2022)
  • Helped McDonogh to runner-up finishes in 2018 and 2021
  • Registered seven career goals and five assists
  • Three-time Under Armour Underclass Team Member
  • Four-year varsity team member for football as a wide receiver and corner back
  • Played club for Team 91 Maryland

PERSONAL

  • Son of Bel and Candra Jones
  • Has one brother, Elias
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Dean’s List recipient at McDonogh HS
  • Volunteered with Special Olympics and Baltimore Humane Society

WHY UVA?

  • “I chose to come to UVA for its amazing campus, academics, and to play lacrosse. I knew I wanted to go the UVA as soon as I stepped foot on Grounds.”

 

#38 Kyle Morris • G • 5-11 • 195 • Baltimore, Md. • Gilman School

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Two-time MSLCA First Team All-State (2021-22)
  • Two-time First Team All MIAA (2021-22)
  • C Markland Kelly Award nominee (2021-22)
  • Registered over 400 career saves
  • Gilman’s career and single-season saves record holder
  • Three-year varsity member
  • Team captain
  • Nike All-American
  • Gilman William Cabell Bruce Jr. Athletic Prize
  • Gilman Lacrosse Cup Award
  • Two-time NHSLS All-Tournament Team selection
  • Also played football and ice hockey at Gilman
  • Won back-to-back MIAA ice hockey titles (2018-19) and was All-MIAA
  • Played club for Kooper’s Lacrosse Club (2014-21) and Slainte Lacrosse (2018-22)

PERSONAL

  • Son of Chip and Elise Morris
  • Sister, Hailey, plays lacrosse at Haverford College
  • Enjoys skiing, cooking, watching sports, especially the NFL, and video games

WHY UVA?

  • “I chose the University of Virginia to compete in the best lacrosse conference in the world. I wanted to come to UVA to play in high-level, high-pressure games and compete for national championships.”

 

#19 Tim Myers • M • 6-0 • 185 • Charlottesville, Va. • St. Anne’s-Belfield

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Set St. Anne’s-Belfield’s single-season points record (68g, 37a) by a midfielder
  • Tallied 145 points in 27 career games at STAB
  • US All-American
  • Two-time All-State selection
  • Two-time All-Prep selection
  • Two-time team MVP
  • Team captain (2022)
  • Attended Albemarle HS his freshman year (2019)
  • Set Albemarle’s freshman points record (40g, 28a)
  • First Team All-District (2019)
  • Played club for DC Express

PERSONAL

  • Son of Ed (‘90) and Julie Myers (‘90)
  • Mother, Julie, is currently the UVA women’s lacrosse head coach
  • Father, Ed, played football at UVA from 1988-89
  • Sister, Kelsey, currently plays lacrosse at Stanford
  • Served as an assistant with high school Investment Club

WHY UVA?

  • “My entire life I always dreamed about playing lacrosse at Virginia. Growing up with a mother who coaches at Virginia always made me really want to play there too. I played on a local team coached by Virginia players and coaches until my sophomore year. Even when I left for another team, I knew UVA was where I always wanted to be.”

 

#49 John Schroter • D • 6-5 • 225 • Leesburg, Va. • Riverside HS

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Three-time state champion at Riverside HS (2019, 2021-22)
  • Five-start prospect, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • No. 17 overall prospect and No. 3 defenseman in the nation, according to National Lacrosse Federation
  • Nike & Under Armour all-star games invitee
  • Under Armour All-American (2022)
  • Academic All-American (2022)
  • US Lacrosse All-American (2021)
  • First Team All-State (2019)
  • Team captain of Loudon Soccer Club (2019-22)
  • Graduated in top-5th percentile of his class
  • Played club for DC Express

PERSONAL

  • Son of John and Kim Schroter
  • Has three siblings, Sarah, Luke and Sam
  • Sister, Sarah, also attended UVA (2017-21)
  • Father, John, ran track (1987-90) and played football (1990-91) at Tufts University
  • National Honor Society
  • Academic Excellence (2018-22)
  • Top 5% of Class Award
  • Enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and water sports, including jet skis

WHY UVA?

  • “I originally became interested in UVA when my sister was a student there and told me all about my freshman year of high school. As I got older and matured, I became more aware of the school’s reputation for being an academic and athletic powerhouse and quickly fell in love with it. The campus is one of a kind, and when I was lucky enough to receive an offer to play for the men’s lacrosse team. I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this team and university.”

 

#3 Truitt Sunderland • A • 5-11 • 160 • Baltimore, Md. • Calvert Hall College HS

HIGH SCHOOL

  • No. 4 prospect in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • Led the team in goals (47) and assists (45) in 2022
  • C Markland Kelly Award nominee (2022)
  • Under Armour and Nike All-American (2022)
  • All-MIAA First Team selection (2022)
  • All-Metro First Team selection (2022)
  • Team MVP & captain (2022)
  • Tallied 35 goals and 22 assists his freshman season (2019)
  • Helped Calvert Hall win its third consecutive MIAA A championship and National Prep championship (2019)
  • Sophomore season (2020) was cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Missed junior season with a broken foot (2021)
  • Played club for Kooper’s Lacrosse Club (2015-21)

PERSONAL

  • Son of Athan and Kate Sunderland
  • Has two sisters, Emma and Lucy
  • Father, Athan, played lacrosse and soccer at Randolph Macon (1992-95)

WHY UVA?

  • “I chose UVA because as a kid I grew up watching the games and I knew one day I wanted to play at Klöckner stadium. When the recruiting process came around, there was no call I was more excited about than the calls with UVA. I could get a sense of the strong culture and I could immediately tell it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

 

#5 Joey Terenzi • M • 5-10 • 180 • Manhasset, N.Y. • Manhasset HS

HIGH SCHOOL

  • No. 3 prospect in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • No. 2 prospect in the nation, according to National Lacrosse Federation
  • Two-time All-American (2021-22)
  • Two-time all-conference selection (2021-22)
  • Midfielder of the Year (2022)
  • Team captain (2022)
  • Rookie of the Year (2019)
  • All-Academic selection (2019)
  • Nassau County Championships MVP (2019)
  • Two-time all-conference recipient in football as a linebacker and running back
  • Sophomore season (2020) was cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Played club for Long Island Express (2019)

PERSONAL

  • Son of Paul and Tammy Terenzi
  • Has two sisters, Alexia and Ariana
  • Father, Paul, played baseball at Adelphi University (1978-82)
  • Served as President of Calvert Hall’s Green Club
  • Enjoys fishing

WHY UVA?

  • “I come from a family where no one played lacrosse. In sixth grade, I had to decide between playing baseball and lacrosse. I chose lacrosse and this was the best decision that I ever made. My father was very supportive even though he still talks about what a great left-handed pitcher I could have become.”

 

#17 Mack Till • M • 6-0 • 190 • Englewood, Colo. • Trinity-Pawling School

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2022 All-Founders League selection
  • Team captain
  • Played lacrosse at Cherry Creek HS from 2018-19
  • Played football as a defensive back at Cherry Creek HS from 2017-19
  • Earned second team all-conference honors in football (2019)
  • Played club for Team 91 Colorado

PERSONAL

  • Son David and Maureen Till
  • Has three siblings, Brendan, Carolina and Connor
  • Brothers, Connor (lacrosse) and Brendan (basketball) were student-athletes at Ithaca College
  • Enjoys fishing and hiking
  • Dean’s Advisory List recipient

WHY UVA?

  • “I chose UVA because you get the best of both worlds. UVA is known as one of the nation’s premier public schools, so I know that I’ll be getting one of the best educations in the world. Also, I’ll have the chance to play lacrosse for a program that’s won nine national championships, including two back-to-back titles in recent years. The campus is also unbelievable, especially in the fall, with the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Playing lacrosse at UVA is truly a dream come true for me.”