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Michael Howard

220 lbs.
Richmond, Va.
Collegiate School
High School
Michael Howard - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

“Injured for the entire fall, our new staff has yet to witness Michael’s defensive and ground ball prowess.  What Michael was able to do this fall was to be an attentive and active inquisitive learner and teammate.  This dedication to understanding the new transition and defensive concepts proved to all of us that he is preparing to literally hit the ground running this spring and to waste no time proving his value to the program.”  

• Appeared in 10 of UVA’s 15 games
• Missed five games with injury
• Picked up 20 ground balls and caused three turnovers
• Picked up three ground balls at Loyola

• USILA honorable mention All-American
• All-ACC at LSM
• Appeared in all 15 of UVA’s games as the primary LSM
• Led UVA with 57 ground balls and caused 16 turnovers
• Preseason second-team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook
• Selected in the seventh round (55th overall) by the Chesapeake Bayhawks in the 2016 MLL Draft • Took first career faceoffs against High Point and won 4-of-5
• Snatched seven ground balls against Penn bull
• Had two ground balls and three causted turnovers against Syracuse
• Dished one assist at Cornell

• Appeared in all 15 of UVa’s games with three starts
• Spent most of his time at LSM with his three starts coming at close defense
• Made his first career start against Georgetown (April 18)
• Also made starts against Penn and Johns Hopkins in the NCAA Tournament
• Caused three turnovers and picked up three ground balls against No. 16 Drexel (Feb. 14)
• Had four ground balls and caused two turnovers at Rutgers (Feb. 21)
• Dished first career assist at No. 2 Syracuse (March 1)
• Picked up for ground balls against No. 4 Notre Dame (March 14)
• Grabbed a career-high seven ground balls against Penn (April 25)
• Caused three turnovers against the Quakers

• Appeared in three of UVa’s 16 games
• Made collegiate debut at Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 25)
• Also saw time vs. VMI (March 24) and Johns Hopkins (May 11)
• Picked up a ground ball and caused two turnovers against VMI (March 24)

• Redshirted season

• Listed as the No. 86 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Listed as the No. 25 incoming defensemen in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• All-American, all-state and all-prep honoree at Richmond’s Collegiate School
• Was and Under Armour Underclass All-American in Washington D.C.
• Named the Most Outstanding Male Athlete at Collegiate School in 2012
• Also played basketball and soccer at Collegiate
• Attended same school of recent UVa alum and captain (2010) Mikey Thompson
• Same high school as current Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson and former UVA TE Jake McGee
• Prep League Player of the Year in soccer in 2012
• Team MVP in basketball in 2012

• Son of Christy Moran
• Has an older brother, Peter, and two older sisters, Anna and Beth