CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 6 Virginia (3-1) hosts Robert Morris (1-3) in its first midweek contest of the season at Klöckner Stadium on Tuesday (March 5). Opening faceoff is set for 4 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.


5 – A win over the Colonials would give UVA its fifth straight in the series.

10 – Connor Shellenberger needs just 10 assists to break Tim Whiteley’s school record of 159 career assists.

796 – Jack Boyden (324), Connor Shellenberger (259) and Payton Cormier (213) have combined for 796 career points. No other team in the nation has three active players on its roster combine for that amount.


  • The Cavaliers lead the all-time series over the Robert Morris, which began in 2010, 4-0.
  • All four meetings were held at Klöckner Stadium.
  • Virginia faced the Colonials amid both of its national championship runs in 2019 and 2021.
  • The 2019 contest, which the Cavaliers won 19-10, was an NCAA Tournament first round game. Both teams won their respective conference tournaments that year.


  • Then-No. 7 Johns Hopkins outscored UVA 8-4 in the second half en route to a 16-14 victory over the Cavaliers this past Saturday (March 2) at Klöckner Stadium.
  • With the victory, the Blue Jays laid claim to the Doyle Smith Cup, for the first time since winning the regular season meeting between the two teams in 2018.
  • Hopkins outmaneuvered the Cavaliers at the faceoff X, 20-14.
  • Virginia attackman Connor Shellenberger led all players with six points on four goals and two assists. Midfielder Griffin Schutz also had a solid outing for the Hoos as he nabbed his fourth career hat trick with three goals and an assist.
  • JHU’s Chayse Ierlan (5-1) recorded a game-high 16 saves in the win. UVA’s Matthew Nunes (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season. Nunes finished with 11 saves in 60 minutes of action.


  • Virginia owns a 175-46 (.792) all-time record at Klöckner Stadium, including a 2-1 record in 2024, and has won 20 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 5.56 goals.
  • Virginia is 49-14 (.778) all-time at Klöckner Stadium under head coach Lars Tiffany.
  • UVA is also 14-3 all-time at Klöckner Stadium in NCAA Tournament contests.
  • Lacrosse debuted in Klöckner Stadium in 1993.


  • For games played through Feb. 28, Virginia is second in clearing percentage (.973), third in assists (10.67/gm), fourth in turnovers (12.33/gm), seventh in points (26.33/gm), saves (15.00/gm) and scoring margin (6.00), eighth in ground balls (36.67/gm) and scoring offense (15.67/gm), and ninth in opponent clear percentage (.786).
  • The Cavaliers also lead the ACC in clearing percentage, opponent clearing percentage and saves.
  • Anthony Ghobriel is currently sixth nationally in faceoff win percentage (.655). Matthew Nunes is seventh in save percentage (.609) and eighth in saves per game (14.00/gm).


  • 6 Virginia fell out of the top 5 in the most recent edition of the USILA coaches’ poll.
  • The Cavaliers had been ranked in the top 5 in the previous 22 editions of the poll.
  • UVA has been ranked in the top 10 in 472 polls all-time, including in the most recent edition of the poll.
  • Virginia has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in 70 all-time polls.
  • UVA has been ranked in 520 out of 539 (.965) total USILA polls all-time.
  • The USILA Poll began in 1973.


  • The Cavaliers travel to Towson (4-2) on Saturday (March 9).
  • Opening faceoff from Johnny Unitas Stadium is set for noon on Lacrosse TV.