CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia men’s lacrosse head coach Lars Tiffany announced the program’s 2023 season award winners at the program’s annual banquet on Saturday (Oct. 14).

The 2023 season was highlighted by the Cavaliers’ 25th Championship Weekend appearance after UVA achieved its seventh consecutive winning season (13-4) under Tiffany.

Virginia led the nation in assists (11.47/gm), ground balls (39.65/gm), points (28.71/gm), scoring offense (17.24/gm) and shot percentage (.381). The Cavaliers’ nine USILA All-Americans also led all programs nationally.

2023 Virginia Men’s Lacrosse Annual Award Winners

Allen Voshell Award (Team MVP): Xander Dickson & Petey LaSalla

Class of ’99 Unsung Hero: Quentin Matsui

Doyle Smith (Highest GPA): Mitchell Whalen

Harry Gaver Award for Leadership: Grayson Sallade

Team Defensive MVP: Cade Saustad & Matthew Nunes

Team Offensive MVP: Connor Shellenberger

Most Improved Player: Patrick McIntosh

Tom Rixey Award for Spirit and Inspiration: Noah Chizmar

Lawrie Riggs Award for Commitment and Citizenship: David Roselle

Tommy Compton Award (Alumni Contribution): Jarrid Puzes

* T. Rodney Crowley Award: Cole Kastner

* – previously announced on April 4, 2023