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Payton Cormier

Attack
Position
6'2''
Height
230 lbs.
Weight
Senior
Class
Oakville, Ontario
Hometown
Oakville HS
High School
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Payton Cormier - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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TIFFANY ON CORMIER
2022
– “Already a skilled and deadly shooter, he elevated his accuracy this Fall semester… Wants to take the shot, both in the regular flow of a game and in the most pressurized of moments… Sees the field really well, firing feeds through opposing defenses… Razor-focused on game day, staying sharp in the moment.”  2021 – “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.”

2022

  • Appeared in all 16 games, including 15 starts
  • Led UVA with 50 goals and was second on the team with 60 points
  • USILA Honorable Mention All-American (May 26)
  • USILA Scholar All-American (June 20)
  • ACC All-Academic selection (June 14)
  • VaSID All-State Team (June 29)
  • UVA’s fifth-ever 50-goal scorer in a single season and first since 2019
  • His 3.12 goals-per-game average was third in the ACC
  • Recorded 14 multi-goal games, including nine hat tricks
  • Picked up 33 ground balls, good for third on the team
  • Tallied a game-high five goals in UVA’s NCAA First Round win at No. 8 seed Brown (May 14)
  • Posted a career-high four assists in UVA’s win over Quinnipiac (April 16)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (March 8)
  • Tied his career high with six goals in Virginia’s 19-8 win over then-No. 14/15 Johns Hopkins (March 5)
  • With six goals against JHU, became the first player since 2013 to score at least six games in multiple games (career)
  • Scored four goals on a career-high 12 shots at Towson (Feb. 19)

2021

  • 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
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (March 23)
  • VaSID All-State for attack

2020

  • 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

2019

  • Missed entire season with an injury

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 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

PERSONAL

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