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Chris LaPierre

Midfield
Position
6'3''
Height
210 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Medford, N.J.
Hometown
Shawnee
High School

Finished career with 259 ground balls, which ties him for No. 10 all-time at UVa with Tillman Johnson
Became only the fourth Cavalier to play in 70 career games or more, joining Bray Malphrus (71), Brian Carroll (70) and Ken Clausen (70)

2014
USILA All-American honorable mention
All-ACC Academic Team
Returned to the lineup against No. 12 Loyola (Feb. 6) after receiving a medical hardship waiver for 2013
Saw time in three games in 2013 before being shut down
Had three ground balls at Richmond (Feb. 8)
Scored one goal and had a game-high five ground balls against Rutgers (Feb. 22)
Had four ground balls against No. 9 Johns Hopkins (March 22) and VMI (March 24)
Scored a goal and dished an assist at No. 5 North Carolina (April 5)

2013
Senior CLASS Award candidate
First solo captain at UVa since 1981 and only the sixth since 1968
Appeared in three games with one start
Shut down with a lower extremity injury on March 20 and will apply for a medical hardship
Picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover on the season
Appeared in the Drexel (Feb. 16), Syracuse (March 1) and Vermont (March 5) games

2012
USILA second-team All-American
All-ACC
Had a team-best 63 ground balls
Scored his first goal of the year against VMI
Won 2-of-3 on faceoff at Mount St. Mary’s
Had a season-best eight GBs vs Vermont
Missed first career game vs. Penn with shoulder injury
Tallied first assist of the season on a 45-yard pass to Steele Stanwick in the closing seaconds of the first half vs. Princeton in the NCAA Tournament First Round
Blocked Princeton’s final shot attempt to try and tie the game in the NCAA First Round – the block was taken in the middle of the chest

2011
USILA third-team All-American
All-ACC
Appeared in all 18 games
Picked up a team-best 92 ground balls
Had a career-high nine ground balls against Maryland (4/2)
Had a career-high seven faceoff wins at Syracuse (3/4) out of eight chances
Had a season-best two goals at Duke (4/16)
Ripped a goal through the net against Cornell (3/12)
Also scored against Cornell (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinal
Talied goals against Mount St. Mary’s and Vermont

2010
Rated the No. 1 freshman in the nation most of the season by Inside Lacrosse
Has 10 goals as a primary defensive midfielder
Third on the team with 51 ground balls
Caused four turnovers
Set a career best with five ground balls in collegiate debut at Drexel
Matched career high with five ground balls against VMI, at Towson and at Maryland
Set career high with three goals and matched a career best with two assists against Vermont
Tallied two goals and one assist at Towson

HIGH SCHOOL
Listed as the No. 3 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Rated the No. 3 incoming midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Two-time All-American
MVP of the 2009 Under Armour All-American game
Three-time team MVP in lacrosse
Recorded 62 goals and 31 assists as a senior
Holds school record with 146 groundballs in a season
Holds school record for career groundballs (433) and goals (199)
Earned three letters in football, earning all-state honors twice as a running back
Set the New Jersey state record with 44 touchdowns in a season
Named 2008 New Jersey State Offensive Football Player of the Year
Honor roll all four years
2008-09 South Jersey Male Scholar Athlete of the Year

PERSONAL
Son of Judy and Andre LaPierre
Has an older brother, Andrew, and an older sister, Mimi
Enjoys playing golf in his free time
Involved in UVa’s Athletes Committed to Education (ACE) program

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