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Ben Wayer

215 lbs.
Alexandria, Va.
St. Stephens & St. Agnes School
High School
Ben Wayer - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

Ben Wayer Pronunciation

2022 –
Taking the proverbial next step in front of our eyes, and these are not baby steps … Making plays up and down the field … Anticipates the opposing offense’s next pass, and then attacks the ball or the receiver … Hunts ground balls and has exceptional skills to make them end up in his long stick.” 2021 – “A lot to work with here … has a sophisticated handle with his long stick … will focus as a long-stick midfielder and play on faceoff wings … proving himself already to have a good foundation with the team schemes.”


  • Appeared in 11 of UVA’s 16 games as a long-stick midfielder
  • Picked up 15 ground balls and caused nine opponent turnovers
  • Scored two goals, including one in the Cavaliers NCAA Tournament First Round game at Brown (May 14)
  • Tied his season high of four ground balls in UVA’s NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals matchup against No. 1 Maryland (May 22)


  • Appeared in 12 of UVA’s 18 games
  • Missed six games with an injury
  • Picked up 19 ground balls and caused 3 turnovers
  • Made collegiate debut against Towson and picked up five ground balls
  • Picked up three ground balls in the NCAA title game against Maryland
  • Scored one goal and dished one assist against High Point


  • Four-year starter
  • Part of two state championship teams and a member of the 2019 IAC runner-up team
  • A three-time all-state and All-IAC honoree
  • A three-time Under Armour Underclass team member
  • Named second-team All-Met from the Washington Post in 2019 and honorable mention in 2018
  • Member of the 2020 IAC championship team and 2020 state runner-up squad that went 30-4
  • Two-year starter as a defensive end
  • Two-year starter as a forward
  • Earned nine letters in high school


  • Son of Ellen and Kevin Wayer
  • Has two brothers, Calum and Alex
  • Mom, Ellen, played basketball at the University of Rochester (1989-90)
  • Volunteer work includes Old Presbyterian Meeting House Youth Group and Winners Lacrosse Coach, where he worked with kids on how to play and appreciate the game of lacrosse
  • Enjoys golfing, fishing, skiing, pickup basketball and long boarding
  • Majoring in Commerce and Global Studies