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Luke Brugel

Midfield
Position
5'10''
Height
175 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Great Falls, Va.
Hometown
Paul VI/Deerfield Academy
High School

TIFFANY ON BRUGEL
2020 – “Consistency adorns this man.  Luke attacks the weight room both with a vengeance and a smile: his effort is always satisfying to behold. This same approach to the field makes him a reliable, trusted man as he grinds at the faceoff X and regularly outmaneuvers his fellow Virginia faceoff specialists with astute counters. It is the intellect of the man and the insight he shares that uniquely define Luke.” 2019 – “An aficionado of the art at the X, his discerning eye astutely assesses the opposition and provides effective countermeasures that add to his extensive repertoire of moves.” 2018 – “Faceoff specialists are the crash-test dummies of our sport, beaten and bloodied while never asking for sympathy.  Befitting this description, Luke loves the competition at the faceoff X.  But even more valuable is his shrewdness in dissecting the opposition’s tactics and making the necessary adjustments.  In addition, there is a formidable growth mindset inside Luke – he is eager to shed the FOGO (face-off, get off) title as he grows more aware of our team’s schemes.”

2020
• Appeared in one of UVA’s six games
• Went 1-of-2 on faceoff against Air Force

2019
• Appeared in six of UVA’s 20 games
• Went 17-of-25 (.525) from the faceoff X
• Went 12-of-14 (.857) from the faceoff X against VMI and picked up nine ground balls
• Went 3-of-4 (.750) against Utah

2018
• Appeared in 16 of UVA’s 18 games
• Went 39-of-82 (.476) from the faceoff X
• Picked up 13 ground balls
• Scored one goal against VMI
• Won 16-of-27 (.593)  faceoffs against VMI

2017
• Appeared in 14 of UVA’s 15 games
• Went 89-of-169 (.527) from the faceoff X
• Scored one goal and dished out five assists
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel and won 12-of-15 faceoffs
• Scored one goal and dished out one assist in his collegiate debut against Drexel
• Picked up eight ground balls against Duke

HIGH SCHOOL
• Did a post graduate year at Deerfield Academy
• A 2015 graduate of Paul VI High School
• Two-time first-team VISAA all-state
• Two-time second- team WCAC
• Under Armour Underclass All-American in 2014
• Named All-New England Western Division in 2016 at Deerfield
• Also participated in wrestling at Paul VI and Deerfield
• Undefeated in wrestling at Deerfield during 2016 regular season
• Placed fourth in the New England wrestling championships at 182 pounds at Deerfield
• Fifth in VISAA state championship at 170 pounds in 2014
• On the Principal’s Honor Roll at Paul VI

PERSONAL
• Son of Eric and Nina Brugel
• Has two older sisters, Nicole and Cara
• Dad, Eric, was an All-American wrestler at Penn State