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Griffin Kology

200 lbs.
Chatham, N.J.
Previous School
Chatham HS
High School
Griffin Kology - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

– “Griffin is the anti-fireworks display teammate: the guy who studies his assignment, dives into the task-at-hand and finishes the job without looking for any recognition. Plug him into the defense and he will go almost unnoticed in a very good way. Griffin’s grasp of our defensive schemes allows him to constantly be in the right place, making him a very dependable teammate. Griffin is also a sticky on-ball defender due to his extensive studying of the position and with trial-and-error, He seeks out the toughest of matchups in practice.”  2023 – “Griffin’s arrival to Charlottesville has been one of great anticipation for our staff and team.  After being an integral part of the Richmond defense that stymied us in its victory over our team last season, we were eager to have him on our side moving forward.  Though there are certainly stylistic differences between Griffin and his older brother, many of us incorrectly call out “Kyle” during practice.  We are hopeful Griffin does not hold such against us as his impressive play this fall does emulate a guy who was an All-American defenseman here.”


  • Recorded his Virginia career-high of four caused turnovers in UVA’s 14-4 win over Drexel (March 23)


  • Appeared in all 17 possible games, including three starts, at close defense
  • Tallied 10 ground balls and three caused turnovers
  • Dished out an assist, which tied the game 6-6, in UVA’s 12-8 win over No. 1 Notre Dame (April 30)
  • Made his first start as a Cavaliers against No. 13 Syracuse (April 22)
  • In his UVA debut, recorded one caused turnover against Michigan (Feb. 11)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Second Team All-SoCon & All-Freshman selection (May 3)
  • Started in 15 out of the Spiders’ 16 total games at close defense
  • Caused a career-high five turnovers and picked up two ground balls against Mercer (April 16)
  • SoCon Defensive Player of the Week (April 4)
  • Picked up a career-high six ground balls and caused one turnover against then-No. 2 Virginia (April 2)
  • Posted two caused turnovers against No. 4 Georgetown (March 12) and UMBC (March 20)
  • Caused three turnovers against St. Bonaventure (March 1)
  • Made his first career start against Marist (Feb. 19)
  • Caused one turnover and picked up one ground ball against Marist
  • Made his collegiate debut against No. 4 North Carolina (Feb. 11)


  • US Lacrosse All-American (2021)
  • Chatham Defensive MVP (2021)
  • Group 3 State champion (2021)
  • NJAC First Team All-Conference (2021)
  • Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference First Team (2021)
  • Pitt Fitch First Team All-League (2021)
  • Pitt Fitch All-League Honorable Mention (2019)
  • Played club for Leading Edge


  • Son of Kevin and Gail Kology
  • Has two sisters, Regan and Lara, and one brother, Kyle
  • Brother, Kyle, played lacrosse at Virginia from 2018-21 and was member of the 2019 and 2021 national championship teams
  • Sister, Regan, swam for Harvard (2014-18)
  • Sister, Lara, plays lacrosse at University of Florida
  • Cousin, John Crotty, played basketball at UVA from 1987-91, and played in the NBA from 1992-2003.
  • AP Scholar
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Majoring in Religious Studies


  • “UVA offers everything I want in a college experience. The academics are great, and the town of Charlottesville is a special place. The school has a long history of incredible school spirit and culture. Also, the lacrosse program is stellar.”