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Griffin Thompson

175 lbs.
Princeton, N.J.
High School
Griffin Thompson - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

2020 – “The reality of college athletics includes the acquisition of new, talented personnel that can usurp starting roles from older, established men.  As a starter in the past, Griffin proved his gameday boldness with stalwart play in the cage.  The reduction in playing time last season is serving as fuel:  Griffin’s commitment to the program includes being the best version of himself, evidenced by his extra and improved training this fall, as he competes for his starting spot again.” 2019 – “This man is a fantastic and dependable stopper, proving himself in his first two seasons to be a consistent last wall of defense for us and a reliable teammate in the clutch.” 2018 – “Co-winner of our 2017 Most Improved Player award, Griffin certainly earned this honor.  The confidence he brought to the crease increased with each game and Griffin eventually became our starting goalie midway through the season.  That first start, against Notre Dame, was a microcosm of his first-year – a slow beginning followed by a bold finish.  With Kip Turner’s training, Griffin is emerging before our eyes into a reliable stopper.”

• Did not appear in any of UVA’s six games
• Battled injury early in the season before it was canceled due to COVID-19

• Appeared in one of UVA’s 20 games
• Saw time in the season opener against Loyola
• Played 4:25 against the Greyhounds and made two saves

• Appeared in nine of UVA’s 18 games, making six starts
• Posted a 4-0 record between the pipes
• Made 53 saves and faced 204 shots
• Record a season-best 15 saves in the opener against Loyola
• Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Loyola in the season-opening win
• Picked up 21 ground balls on the season and caused one turnover

• Appeared in 11 of UVA’s 15 games with seven starts
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel
• Made 103 saves and faced 353 shots
• Came on in the second half of the Cornell to pick up first career goalie win as UVA won in overtime
• Made 18 saves against Robert Morris
• The 18 saves against Robert Morris tied the program record for saves by a freshman keeper
• He shares the record with three other Cavaliers (Rodney Rullman, twice, and Tillman Johnson)

• Four-year letterwinner at The Lawrenceville School
• Missed junior season with an injury
• Made 530 career saves
• Posted a 3.83 goals against average
• Also played varsity soccer and indoor track
• Played junior varsity ice hockey

• Son of Newell and Sarah Thompson
• Has a younger brother, Miles, and a younger sister, Nina
• Brother, Miles, is a second year on the UVA men’s lacrosse team
• Plays the guitar
• Volunteer coach at the Lawrenceville School lacrosse camps for two summers
• Volunteer coach for Blue Star Lacrosse during the summer of 2016