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Scott Bower

210 lbs.
Dallas, Texas
Episcopal School of Dallas
High School
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2023 – “Scott continues to take his game to new levels.  Combining his athleticism with a “not-to-be-denied” determination to be great, Scott’s development as a disruptive and transition-igniting long-stick midfielder has propelled him to become a starter for us.  He pours everything he has into practice, the weight room and our cultural meetings.  It is hard to find a man who takes to heart everything we do as much as Scott:  he is completely “bought in” physically, mentally and emotionally every session.” 2022 – “Even though he has made positive steps forward his first two years here, Scott has further taken his game to another level this Fall… Combining his aggression with intelligence of slide packages… Attacks ground balls with a speed and ferocity that leads to his possession and our transition… Versatility allows him to be used up top as an LSM or down low as a close defenseman.”  2021 – “Big-hearted animal in a battle for the last bite… competes and chops and hits and… stepped into starting role as a first-year defenseman without playing hesitant at all… student of the game.” 2020 – “The impact Scott has made during his first fall in Charlottesville has been substantial.  He has currently positioned himself on the depth chart to be assigned some of the nation’s toughest attackmen due to his combination of strength, speed, steady stickwork and quick grasp our team defensive systems.  Scott has made the transition from high school to college lacrosse appear easier than it truly is.”


  • VaSID All-State Team (June 29)
  • Tied his career high of four ground balls in back-to-back games against High Point (Feb. 13) and at Towson (Feb. 19)


  • Appeared in all 18 of UVA’s games with three starts
  • Picked up 11 ground balls and caused two turnovers
  • Scored goals at Syracuse and against Robert Morris
  • Picked up three ground balls against Army


  • Started all six of UVA’s games
  • Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Loyola
  • Picked up four ground balls against High Point
  • Picked up three ground balls in games against Loyola, Lehigh and Air Force


  • Listed as the No. 15 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Listed as the No. 7 defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Under Armour All-American
  • Four-year starter on defense
  • 2019 Adrenaline All-American
  • 2019 USL All-American
  • Three-time all-state
  • Helped lead Episcopal School of Dallas to the 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 Southwest Preparatory Conference championships, capped by a 2019 Texas state title
  • Team captain as a senior
  • Played football for four years and led the state of Texas in sacks (every division) with 20.5 in nine games as senior
  • Defensive team MVP for football
  • For the football team he ranked No. 17 in the nation with 20.5 sacks, which is also a school record he broke in four games
  • Named to the All-Southwest Preparatory Conference in 2017 and 2018 for football
  • Episcopal Male Athlete of the Year for 2018-19
  • Episcopal Freshman Male Athlete of the Year for 2015-16
  • Holds school power clean record


  • Son of Katherine and Rick Bower
  • Majoring in American Studies
  • Recipient of the 2022-2023 Peele Rakowski Endowed Scholarship