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Ryan Colsey

200 lbs.
Ridgefield, Conn.
Ridgefield School
High School
Ryan Colsey - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

2024 – “Ryan is surely making the progressive steps forward with his entire development. We can witness it on the practice field as he grows more comfortable with contact and re-dodging his way closer to the cage. This confidence stems from not only Ryan’s mental strength, but the raw physical power he is demonstrating in the weight room. Looks of awe and disbelieve were seen on more than one face as Ryan exploded the bar up with his bench press and squat maxes. After redshirting last season, Ryan is poised to earn significant playing time this spring at midfield.” 2023 – “Ryan has already solidified a reputation as a goal scorer in his first semester on Grounds.  Whether he is in tight to the crease or posting up on the left wing, Ryan’s shots find the net at a high rate.  He is a big target and has demonstrated impressive athleticism, highlighted by several sneaky higher-than-anticipated maximums with his bench, squat and cleans in the McCue Weight Room.  We are enjoying watching Ryan efficaciously prepare himself for the battle for playing time this upcoming spring.”


  • Did not appear in any games
  • Ranked the No. 60 overall incoming freshman in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Amassed 280 points (167g, 113a) in three seasons at Ridgefield School
  • Led team in scoring (70g, 36a) his senior year (2022)
  • USILA All-American (2022)
  • First Team All-FCIAC (2022)
  • First Team All-State (2022)
  • Team captain (2022)
  • Led Ridgefield to state championship in 2021
  • MVP of state championship game (2021)
  • Second Team All-FCIAC (2021)
  • Second Team All-State (2021)
  • Posted 83 points (51g, 32) in 2021
  • Member of varsity team as a freshman in 2019
  • Led the team in scoring (46g, 45a) his freshman year
  • His 91 points were also a Ridgefield boys lacrosse freshman record
  • All-FCIAC East Team (2019)
  • Earned varsity letter as a quarterback (2019)
  • Played club for Eclipse Attack


  • Son of Roy and Chrissy Colsey
  • Father, Roy, was an All-American in lacrosse at Syracuse (1992-95)
  • Mother Chrissy, played field hockey at Keene State (1994-97)
  • Has two brothers, Kyle and Christopher
  • Father was Ryan and Kyle’s head coach at Ridgefield School
  • Enjoys outdoor sports, including skiing, fishing, dirt biking, golf, wakeboarding, wakesurfing and waterskiing
  • Member of National Honor Society
  • Currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences


  • “My decision to attend Virginia was easy because it’s the best in every category that I considered. I really value the incredible student life on campus and the emphasis on alumni connections. UVA’s lacrosse team is a perennial national power and plays in the ACC, which is the most competitive conference in the country. UVA’s gorgeous campus and rich history is also something that is really important to me. I chose UVA because it offers the most well-rounded education and best college experience.”