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Ricky Miezan

235 lbs.
Graduate Student
Alexandria, Va.
Episcopal School
High School
Previous School
Ricky Miezan - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

2023 – “After a standout football career as a Stanford linebacker, Ricky could not be more excited to pick up a stick again and be back playing lacrosse.  What we are gaining here is a caring man with a big heart; a man who also happens to bring to the field a howitzer of a shot and blazing speed.  And unlike most of the roster, Ricky will actually be intentionally reducing his weight and max lifts somewhat as he shapes his body into a downhill dodging, and feeding, offensive midfielder.”


  • With one goal and one assist against No. 3 Maryland, registered a career-high two points
  • Scored his first collegiate goal in UVA’s season opener against Michigan (Feb. 11)
  • Officially signed with UVA in December 2022
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


AT STANFORD (2018-22)

  • Two-year starting inside linebacker (2021-22)
  • Appeared in career 29 games and posted 129 total tackles
  • Team Captain (2022)
  • Three-time Pack-12 Academic Honor Roll (2019-21)
  • Athon Preseason All-Pac-12 fourth team (2022)
  • Shrine Bowl Watch List (2022)
  • Season-high five tackles with two tackles-for-loss at Washington (2022)
  • Finished second on the team in total tackles (68) in 2021
  • Made a career high nine tackles against Notre Dame (2021)
  • Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year nominee (2021)
  • Phil Steele Preseason All-Pac-12 fourth team (2021)
  • Played in and started in 2020 season opener before an injury ended his season
  • Made first career start and finished with a career-best four solo tackles, including one for loss, at No. 12 Oregon (2020)
  • Played in the first two games before suffering a season-ending injury (2019)
  • Made collegiate debut against Oregon State (2018)


  • Prepped at Episcopal (Va.) under head coach Panos Voulgaris
  • First played football as a junior in high school
  • 55 tackles and seven sacks as a senior
  • 2017 Under Armour All-America
  • 2017 all-state first team
  • 2017 all-IAC first team
  • 2017 all-MET honorable mention
  • 2016 all-IAC second team
  • Led football team to 2016 IAC title
  • School-record 65-yard punt
  • Also competed in soccer, lacrosse and track
  • Nation’s third-rated lacrosse player as a senior
  • Nation’s top-rated lacrosse player as a junior
  • 2017 all-state first team in lacrosse
  • Three-time All-IAC first team in lacrosse
  • 2017 all-MET second team in lacrosse
  • 2016 team MVP in lacrosse
  • Two-time lacrosse team captain
  • Led track team to third-place finish at 2016 state meet in 400m relay
  • Led soccer team to 2015 IAC title


  • Full name is Frederic Robert Miezan
  • Born in Washington, D.C.
  • Son of William and Julie Miezan
  • Father competed in the 1996 Olympic Games as a sprinter on the 4x100m relay team for Cote D’Ivoire
  • Has one brother, Willy
  • Brother played soccer at Longwood
  • Father and brother were born and raised in Ivory Coast
  • Grandfather coached Ivory Coast Olympic kayaking team
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in Commerce