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Grayson Sallade

190 lbs.
Graduate Student
Lancaster, Pa.
Manheim Township HS
High School
Grayson Sallade - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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– “Grayson has definitively established himself as the leader of the program.  Time and again he has been the voice of conviction and power, whether the decision at hand was a popular one or contentious.  Grayson is adamant in his pursuit to know each man is accounted for while also ensuring the team and our mission come first.  Meanwhile, Grayson has absolutely blown away the recovery testing from his lower body injury, producing results that have never been seen before.  He is on pace to be full go starting with game one this upcoming season.” 2022 – “Leading as an impact athlete and as a “speak-truth-to-power” captain. He creates genuine relationships with teammates and staff alike. Proven big-time player, Grayson swallows ground balls and hunts offense in the transition game. Stalwart on-ball defender, he is taking on the role of neutralizing the most arduous of matchups.” 2021 – “The time has come … preparing to emerge as an impact player … has made affirming strides with schematic comprehension … this is allowing him to be less hesitant and to unleash his significant athleticism.” 2020 – “It is wonderful to have this upbeat, unflappable defensive midfielder back to full health. With the superb speed and athleticism which Grayson possesses, he can ignite our transition game with electrifying bursts. He is also proving to have a strong technical grasp of our defensive schemes. As Grayson gains more experience, there is ample reason to anticipate his role expanding with faceoff wings and early offense.” 2019 – “Having made an immediate athletic impact, this first-year is now proving to possess a high level of defensive scheme comprehension and clearing capability.”


  • USILA All-American Honorable Mention (May 25)
  • Inside Lacrosse Third Team All-American (May 17)
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Third Team All-American (May 9)
  • CSC Academic All-District (May 23)
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Week (Feb. 14)
  • Second Team USILA Preseason All-American
  • Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
  • Team captain
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in all 16 games as a SSDM
  • Fourth on the team with 29 ground balls and registered eight caused turnovers
  • Tied for fourth on the team with 29 ground balls
  • USILA Third Team All-American (May 26)
  • USILA Scholar All-American (June 20)
  • Made his first career start on Senior Night against Lafayette (April 28)
  • Had six ground balls at then-No. 7/11 North Carolina (March 10)
  • Posted one assist in UVA’s win over Johns Hopkins (March 5)
  • Dished out a career-high two assists in UVA’s win over then-No. 9 Syracuse (Feb. 26)
  • Inside Lacrosse Third Team Preseason All-American
  • Team captain


  • Appeared in all 18 of UVA’s games as a SSDM
  • Scored four goals and dished one assist for five points
  • Scored goals against High Point, Richmond, Utah and Bryant
  • Dished an assist against Richmond
  • Picked up 54 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers
  • Picked up 14 ground balls and caused four turnovers in the NCAA Tournament
  • Was stellar in NCAA semifinals against UNC, picking up eight ground balls and causing two turnovers


  • Appeared in five of UVA’s six games as a SSDM
  • Missed the Loyola game with an injury
  • Picked up two ground balls and Caused four turnovers against Air Force


  • Appeared in seven of UVA’s 20 games as a SSDM
  • One of UVA’s top SSDM until an injury in the Syracuse game kept him out until Championship Weekend
  • Saw time against both Duke and Yale during Championship Weekend
  • Scored first career goal against High Point
  • Picked up five ground balls and caused one turnover


  • Listed as the No. 83 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Listed as the No. 24 midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Four-year starter on the lacrosse team
  • Four-time first-team Lancaster Lebanon League All-Star
  • Central and North Eastern PA Co-Player of the Year in 2018
  • Led Manheim Township to a Lancaster Lebanon Leauge championship, and the PIAA 3A District 3 champions and PIAA 3A state champions (22-1), the first-ever team sport championship in school history
  • US Lacrosse All-American
  • Posted 41 goals, 33 assists and 84 ground balls as a senior
  • Three-year starter in football
  • Rushed for 1,406 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior
  • Had 2,106 total yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior
  • All-league first-team running back as a junior and senior
  • Owns eight school records, including career rushing (2,651), points in a game (36), career touchdowns (43), rushing yards in a game (304), touchdowns in a game (6), career points (258), career rushing touchdowns (36)
  • Volunteer work includes Toys for Tots and feeding the homeless


  • Son of Yvonne and Greg Sallade
  • Has three older brothers, Scott, Matt and Alex
  • Older brother Matt played lacrosse at Ohio State for two years
  • Before enrolling at UVA he worked in a window factory gluing and screwing windows together and placing glass in them.
  • Plays the piano and saxophone
  • Majoring in American Studies
  • Recipient of the 2021-2022 E. Doyle Smith, Jr. Endowed Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship