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Payton Cormier

230 lbs.
Oakville, Ontario
Oakville HS
High School / Club
Payton Cormier - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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– “Shoots first, ask questions later … more athletic than first glance … don’t mistake his reserved demeanor – he is an extremely passionate lacrosse player … dangerous scorer inside and outside … better vision than assumed.” 2020 – “Serving as a testament to the rehabilitation efforts of our medical and training staffs, Payton has remained steadfast in his commitment to returning to the field better and stronger than before his knee injury in November of 2018.  The results have been impressive to observe on the practice field and in scrimmages this fall.  Payton is a dangerous scoring threat due to fantastic hands and his savvy use of his size in crowded spaces.” 2019 – “The physical transformation of this man started with his first day in the weight room: it was gratifying to witness the change! Unfortunately he will miss the spring season of 2019 due to injury.”


  • USILA All-American (HM)
  • Led UVA with 45 goals and was third on the team with 53 points
  • Appeared in all 18 of UVA’s games with 17 starts
  • Recorded multi-goal games in 14 of UVA’s 18 contests
  • Notched eight hat-tricks
  • Scored six goals in season-opening win over Towson
  • Scored five goals against Robert Morris and at Notre Dame
  • No. 5 in the nation and No 2 in the ACC with 45 goals
  • VaSID All-State for attack

• College Crosse (SB Nation) Freshman All-American (1st)
• Started all six of UVA’s games at midfield
• Scored 12 goals and dished seven assists
• Scored three goals in collegiate debut against Loyola
• Had a career day against High Point with four goals and five points
• No. 18 in the nation with a .500 shooting percentage

• Missed entire season with an injury

 Listed as the No. 26 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Listed as the No. 6 attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Played lacrosse, football, basketball and hockey at Oakville
• Two-time captain and two-time team MVP
• Recorded on OFSAA appearance
• Five-time Provincial champion and five-time national champion
• Leading scorer in the national tournament
• Two-time Ontario lacrosse all-star
• Ontario Lacrosse MVP
• Oakville High School Athlete of the Year
• Was a captain for two years in football and basketball and once in hockey
• Helped hockey to an undefeated season and a Halton semifinal appearance
• Football was team MVP and helped lead Oakville to a Halton Championship
• Member of the Academic Honor Roll
• Volunteer work includes working hockey camps

• Son of Karen and Chris Cormier
• Has an older brother, Christopher
• Major is inter-American studies