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Grayson Sallade

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

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– “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.”

• 2022 – Named a 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
• Major is inter-American studies
• Recipient of the 2021-2022 E. Doyle Smith, Jr. Endowed Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship