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Matt Cockerton

Attack
Position
5'11''
Height
190 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Oshawa, Ontario
Hometown
Paul Dwyer
High School

Righty finisher who is an extremely hard worker
Adapting his box skill set into the field game.
Continually getting better and will eventually play himself into the lineup

2013
Appeared in five of UVa’s 15 games with one start
Made first collegiate start in season-opening game against Drexel in place of his younger brother Mark
Scored the lone goal for the season against Drexel
Scored goal after picking up a ground ball via a carom of a UVa shot and deposited into the back of the net
Picked up three ground balls against the Dragons
Also saw time against VMI (Feb. 19), Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 26), Duke (April 12) and Bellarmine (April 20)

2012
Appeared in four games for the Cavaliers
Saw first action of the year against VMI
Scored a career-high two goals and two assists for a career-high four points vs. the Keydets
Scored one goal at Mount St. Mary’s
Scored one goal against Vermont

2011
Appeared in four games at attack
Tallied a career-high two points (1g, 1a) against Mount St. Mary’s
Scored goals against Mount St. Mary’s and VMI, his brother Mark also scored goals in those games
Dished out his first career assist against Mount St. Mary’s

2010
Appeared in five games at attack
Made collegiate debut at Mount St. Mary’s
Scored first career goal against VMI (March 9)
Also picked up a ground ball against VMI

HIGH SCHOOL
Led Paul Dwyer to 2008 OFFSA Championship
Played on the Canada U19 National Team
Member of the Whitby Warriors Jr. A lacrosse squad
All-Ontario performer
Helped Paul Dwyer to two LOSSA Regional Champioships

PERSONAL
Son of Monica and Stan Cockerton
Has a younger brother Mark, who is one year behind him on the UVa squad, and has a 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
Enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding

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