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Mark Cockerton

185 lbs.
Oshawa, Ontario
Paul Dwyer
High School
Mark Cockerton - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

Concludes career with 125 goals, tying him for No. 8 all-time with fellow Canadian Garrett Billings
Along with his father, Stan Cockerton, the duo owns the all-time father/son goal-scoring record with 318 career goals
Led the Whitby Warriors to the 2011 Minto Cup national junior A lacrosse championship in summer of 2011
Scored three goals in the 12-7 final – It was Whitby’s first Minto Cup since 1999

USILA third-team All-American
All-ACC honoree
No. 7 in the nation and No. 2 in the ACC with 2.94 goals per game
Scored three goals against No. 12 Loyola, while being guarded primarily by the Greyhounds’ Joe Fletcher, the lone collegian to be named to the USA Team for this summer’s World Championship
Scored two goals and one assist at Richmond
Scored two goals and dished out two assists in win at Drexel
Scored the game-winning goal at Drexel with 15 seconds left after picking up a ground ball on an errant pass
Scored four goals and dished out a career-high three assists against Rutgers
Set a new career high with seven goals at Mount St. Mary’s
Tied a career high with seven points on four goals and three assists against Syracuse
Tallied a hat trick with three goals at No. 15 Cornell and did so again at No. 11 Notre Dame
Scored two goals against Johns Hopkins and VMI
Had four goals and one assist at No. 5 North Carolina
Tallied four goals against Bellarmine
Scored seven points on four goals and three assists against No. 6 North Carolina in the ACC Showcase game
Tallied two goals against Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Tournament first round

USILA third-team All-American
Named to the All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament teams
Appeared in 14 of UVa’s 15 games
Did not appear in the season-opening game against Drexel
Made 13 starts at the attack position
Scored at least one goal in all 14 games he appeared in
Scored 49 goals which ranks as the fourth-most in a season all-time at UVa
His 3.5 goals per game average leads the nation and is the second-best rate for a season among UVa’s Top 10 goal scorers for a season, trailing only Doug Knight’s 1996 mark of 3.73 goals per game
Tallied nine hat tricks during the season, including one in each of his final five game’s of the season
Started the season scoring six goals against VMI (Feb. 19), five goals at Stony Brook (Feb. 23) and six goals against Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 26) in his first three games
Scored at least two goals in every game except the Vermont (March 5) and Ohio State (March 16) games
Collected hat tricks with three goals against North Carolina (April 6 & April 28), six at Duke (April 12), four against Bellarmine (April 20) and four against Maryland (April 26)

Appeared in all 16 games with two starts
Saw most of his time running with the first and second midfield unit
Also ran on attack
Tallied first hat-trick of the season with three goals against VMI
Scored a goal and notched an assist at Mount St. Mary’s
Tied his career mark with three goals at Ohio State
Scored twice against No. 2 Johns Hopkins
Scored once and dished first two collegiate assists at No. 9 UNC
Scored the hat-trick against Vermont
Tallied two scores against No. 3 Cornell
Posted a score in a home loss to No. 7 Duke and vs. Penn at Denver’s Sports Authority Field

Appeared in 17 of UVa’s 18 games, starting four contests
Made collegiate debut against Drexel
Scored first collegiate goal against Mount St. Mary’s
Scored two crucial goals at No. 5 Stony Brook
Set career highs with three goals against VMI and versus Denver in the NCAA Semifinal round
Also had one assist for four points (career-high) in both the VMI and Denver game
Had back-to-back assists against Maryland in the NCAA final that gave UVa a two goal lead heading into the intermission

High School
Listed as the No. 3 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Rated the No. 3 incoming attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
MVP of the 2010 Under Armour All-American game
A 2010 Under Armour All-American
First Canadian Under Armour All-American
While at Monsignor Paul Dwyer High School he tallied 51 goals and 46 assists in 25 games, including playoffs, for the Whitby Warriors of the Junior A Lacrosse League in 2009
Led the Whitby club in scoring and was 11th overall in his first year playing in the Junior A Lacrosse League
Was the youngest player at the U19 World Games in 2008, where he was fourth in scoring with 18 goals for Team Canada
Also played hockey and football where he was named team MVP

Son of Monica and Stan Cockerton
Brother Matt was a four-year letterwinner at UVa from 2010-13
Has one sister Elizabeth
Father was a three-time first-team All-American lacrosse player at N.C. State, who currently ranks No. 2 all-time in NCAA goals scored with 193, graduated in 1980 as the all-time leader
Father scored the overtime-winning goal for the Canadian National Team’s upset victory over Team USA in the 1978 ILF World Championship game
Father was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003

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