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Truitt Sunderland

160 lbs.
Baltimore, Md.
Calvert Hall College HS
High School
Truitt Sunderland - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

2024 – “Truitt earned playing time as a first-year in 2023 despite the log jam of talent at the top of the depth chart. His comprehension of both controlled schemes and chaotic transition places him and his skillful stickwork in the right place at the right time. Big gains in the weight room this Fall may not be causing his t-shirts to burst at the seams, but they are making a difference with his dodging as he can employ more options and be more physical while engaging his defender.” 2023 – “Truitt has already made a splash with his collegiate career, demonstrating an offensive acumen and intuitiveness for finding openings in a defense both as an off-ball player looking for a feed, and as the feeder himself. Truitt lit up the scoreboard during our Alumni scrimmage, and his teammates recognize the tremendous value he brings to our program both as a scorer and rider. Truitt is smoothly navigating the sensitive decision-making of when to be the aggressor on offense versus recognizing when a linemate has a better opportunity.”


  • Appeared in 16 games, including his first career start at North Carolina (April 7)
  • Scored nine goals, dished out eight assists and collected 14 ground balls as an attackman
  • Registered one goal in UVA’s NCAA Tournament first round win over Richmond (May 13)
  • Recorded three games with three points: Harvard (Feb. 18), Ohio State (Feb. 25) and Lafayette (April 25)
  • In his collegiate debut against Michigan (Feb. 11), recorded two ground balls and one shot on-goal
  • Ranked the No. 2 overall incoming freshman in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • No. 4 prospect in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • Led the team in goals (47) and assists (45) in 2022
  • C Markland Kelly Award nominee (2022)
  • Under Armour and Nike All-American (2022)
  • All-MIAA First Team selection (2022)
  • All-Metro First Team selection (2022)
  • Team MVP & captain (2022)
  • Tallied 35 goals and 22 assists his freshman season (2019)
  • Helped Calvert Hall win its third consecutive MIAA A championship and National Prep championship (2019)
  • Sophomore season (2020) was cancelled due to COVID-19
  • Missed junior season with a broken foot (2021)
  • Played club for Kooper’s Lacrosse Club (2015-21)


  • Son of Athan and Kate Sunderland
  • Has two sisters, Emma and Lucy
  • Father, Athan, played lacrosse and soccer at Randolph Macon (1992-95)
  • Currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences


  • “I chose UVA because as a kid I grew up watching the games and I knew one day I wanted to play at Klöckner stadium. When the recruiting process came around, there was no call I was more excited about than the calls with UVA. I could get a sense of the strong culture and I could immediately tell it was something I wanted to be a part of.”