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Will Cory

190 lbs.
Graduate Student
Charlottesville, Va.
Episcopal HS
High School
Will Cory - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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2024– “Will has returned for a fifth season with a undeniable vitality that uplifts the rest of us, sparking more energy everywhere our team gathers and trains. His verve was no more clearly on display than in our fall scrimmage up in Centreville. Will won the demolition derby as he smashed into opposing players and hunted the ball like it was the last one on the planet. Such honest intensity from a veteran athlete is an inspiration. What Will is also positively role modeling is his shooting technique: by the book overhand and accurate.” 2023 – “Will is making significant headway as a more consistent offensive threat for us.  Will sees the field and understands our offense really well:  he is one of our best two-man pick game players.  His versatility gives our staff the flexibility to utilize him on attack often in practice and then as a midfielder in our contests.  But his best attribute is bringing accurate heat with his right hand.  Will is a highly spirited man on the lacrosse field, enjoying the battles in training and games alike, and he generously shares this enthusiasm with all of us.” 2022 – “Emerging onto the scene in an emphatic manner… May be the most improved man in the program based on his play this Fall semester… Dodging better than ever due to aggressive angles to the cage and his willingness to take a check or hit… More consistent than in the past with his stick skills and shooting.”  2021 – “Very productive fall semester … enhanced his dodging skills … sharpened his already sophisticated shooting accuracy … embracing the riding game … understands how to be a reliable teammate.” 2020 – “Simply put, this first-year is a goal scorer.  Will possesses a fundamentally sound shooting stroke, providing him the accuracy to place his shot into small windows.  His movement without the ball also puts pressure on the opposing defense, as Will has a knack for locating seems and openings.  Grasping the nuances of our team’s schemes, including riding, will be a focus this spring.”


  • Appeared in 15 games primarily as a midfielder
  • Made one start on Senior Day against Notre Dame (April 30)
  • Finished the season with four goals and three assists
  • Tied his career high of two goals at Lafayette (April 25)
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in 15 games, including his first career start at Towson (Feb. 19)
  • Scored seven goals and dished out one assist
  • Recorded a career-high two goals against Air Force (Feb. 5) and then-No. 14/15 Johns Hopkins (March 5)


  • Appeared in four of UVA’s 18 games
  • Scored goals against Towson and Utah
  • Dished two assists against Air Force


  • Appeared in one of UVA’s six games
  • Made collegiate debut against Air Force and caused one turnover


  • Captain as a senior
  • Two-time All-IAC and All-Met
  • Team MVP as a senior
  • Set the single-season scoring record (90 points) in 2019
  • Set the single-season assist record (44) in 2019
  • Set the single-season points per game record at EHS (4.2 ppg) as a junior and then broke his own record as a senior (4.7 ppg)
  • Also played football where he was a two-year starter at wide receiver and defensive back
  • Was special teams captain in football


  • Son of Kim and Chuck Cory
  • Pursuing a master’s degree in Commerce