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Bobby Gavin

185 lbs.
San Diego, Calif.
Torrey Pines HS
High School
Bobby Gavin - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

Bobby Gavin Pronunciation

2022 –
Infectious optimism and energy … Has committed himself to be the very best he can be by making rarely seen sacrifices amongst his peer group … Did not demonstrate any hesitation last season in his two starts and victories … Stays big and remains positive regardless of the scenario … Continues to experiment with playing with both hands.” 2021 – “We are still wondering what hand he is … and yes, we are talking about a goalie … already showing us as a first-year he has the confidence to direct traffic and run a defense … makes a lot of saves.”

• Appeared in eight of UVA’s 18 games with two starts
• Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after making 13 saves against Army
• Also picked up the win against Loyola after making nine saves

• Member of Torrey Pines’ 2018 and 2019 CIF championship squads
• Under Armour All-America West Team
• Adrenaline All-American
• San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic Team

• Son of Stacy and John Gavin
• Has two sisters, Katie and Brooke, and one brother, Johnny
• Brother, Johnny, played one year of lacrosse at Mercer and three years at Lynn University where he earned all-conference honors in 2017
• Sister, Katie, plays beach volleyball at Pepperdine
• Father, John, played lacrosse at New Hampshire from 1985-89
• Volunteer work includes mentoring Harlem Lacrosse youth players in Los Angeles, as well as serving as a youth coach for the Rancho Santa Fe Eagles in the San Diego Youth Lacrosse Association
• Enjoys golfing and surfing
• Ranked Top 10 nationally in both WSA (Western Surfing Association) and NSSA (National Scholastic Surfing Association) between 2009-13. Won the Brooks Street Surf Classic back-to-back years (oldest running surf contest in the United States)
• Major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences