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Xander Dickson

160 lbs.
Redshirt Senior
Greenwich, Conn.
Brunswick School
High School
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– “The question all summer:  what position will Xander play in his final season at UVA?  He has played the vast majority of his time in the midfield, creating offense with his quickness and finishing with a Houdini-like ability to create cracks and scoring windows when none seem apparent.  Now, with an opening on the starting attack unit, Xander presents an alluring option due to his knack for hitting the net in a variety of creative ways and due to his passion for stripping a ball-carrying defenseman with his trademark one-handed wrap check.” 2022 – “Flourishing in his fourth year in Charlottesville… Bringing an edginess and toughness that are making him much more difficult to contain… Slickest of the slick, the creativity he unleashes can be startling… Playing a bigger role each season, he is garnering more and more attention from both us and the opposition.” 2021 – “Has an extensive repertoire of tools in his offensive kit … and continues to add to it … slippery … difficult to anticipate his next move … creates scoring opportunities for both his teammates and himself.” 2020 – “Another weapon in our offensive arsenal, Xander’s ability to create opportunities from behind the goal was employed in most games during his first year.  With his advanced skill set of scoring, despite little to no angle and good vision, Xander is a tactician in our two-man game.  His transformation into a more durable, reliable member of our program has him poised to earn an ever-growing number of game-day minutes.” 2019 – “The traits that are difficult to coach are found in this first-year:  savvy lacrosse knowledge and maneuvers near the crease that generate quality possessions for our offense.”


  • Finished his career No. 17 on UVA’s career goals list (113)
  • Virginia’s first-ever 60-goal scorer in a single season (2023)
  • Selected No. 3 in the second round (11th overall) by the Atlas in the 2023 PLL Draft (May 9)
  • Selected ninth in the fourth round (62nd overall) by the San Diego Seals in the 2023 NLL Draft (Sept. 16)


  • Started in all possible 17 games on attack
  • Set program’s single-season goals record with 61
  • UVA’s first-ever 60-goal goal scorer in a single season
  • Added 22 points, 32 ground balls and seven caused turnovers
  • USILA Second Team All-American (May 25)
  • All-ACC selection (May 9)
  • Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American (May 17)
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Third Team All-American (May 9)
  • Recorded a four goals and four assists in UVA’s 20-11 win at Lafayette (April 25)
  • USILA Team of the Week selection (April 26)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (April 25)
  • Tied his career high in both goals (7) and points (9) in UVA’s 19-12 win over No. 13 Syracuse (April 22)
  • Tewaaraton Award Watch List second round addition (March 30)
  • USILA Team of the Week (March 27)
  • Scored six goals and dished out one assist in UVA’s 15-10 win at No. 1 Notre Dame (March 25)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Week (March 14)
  • With four goals and two assists against Towson (March 11), recorded his third consecutive game with six points
  • Scored six goals in back-to-back games against Richmond (March 4) and at No. 11 Johns Hopkins (March 7)
  • Tied his career high with three assists vs. No. 9 Ohio State (Feb. 25)
  • USILA Scholar All-American
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in all 16 games, including 14 starts, primarily as a offensive midfielder
  • VaSID All-State Team (June 29)
  • Finished third on the team in goals (31), fifth in assists (8) and fourth in points (39)
  • Led the team with four game-winning goals
  • Recorded 11 multi-goal games, including three hat tricks
  • Tied for second on the team with two man-up goals
  • Tallied a season-high five goals in UVA’s 21-9 win over Quinnipiac (April 16)
  • Scored his second career and second consecutive game-winning goal in UVA’s 11-10 win over High Point (Feb. 13)
  • Tallied a career-high five ground balls along with four goals – including the game winner – in UVA’s 21-11 season-opening win over Air Force (Feb. 5)


  • Appeared in all 18 of UVA’s games with five starts
  • Scored 10 goals and dished out 10 assists
  • Picked up 15 ground balls and caused six turnovers
  • Scored three goals and dished one assist in home game vs. Syracuse
  • Dished out three assists against Utah


  • Did not appear in any of UVA’s games
  • Missed season with an injury


  • Appeared in 16 of UVA’s 20 games
  • Scored 11 goals and dished out eight assists for 19 points
  • Scored a career-high seven goals and a career-high nine points against VMI, which is tied for No. 4 on UVA’s single-game scoring ledger
  • Dished out two assists against Richmond, VMI and Marist


  • Listed as the No. 31 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Listed as the No. 8 attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
  • Under Armour All-American
  • 2018 Brunswick offensive MVP and team captain
  • Holds Brunswick single-season scoring record with 83 points (40 goals, 43 assists)
  • First-team All-New England West I
  • Two-time Under Armour Underclass All-American (New England)
  • Also played squash and was a captain in 2017 and 2018
  • Spent 2015 season at Taft and set freshman midfielder record with 35 points (21 goals, 14 assists)
  • Posted 58 points as a junior at Brunswick
  • Led Brunswick to the 2017 and 2018 New England West I championships
  • Posted seven goals and one assist in one of the school’s biggest wins over No. 2 Hill Academy
  • Finalist for the 2018 US Lacrosse Northeast Regional Player of the Year
  • On the honor roll


  • Son of Meline and David Dickson
  • Has two older brothers, David and Marshall
  • Has an older sister, Amie
  • Older brother, David, played lacrosse at Bucknell (2012-15) and with the Denver Outlaws in 2015
  • Older brother, Marshall, played lacrosse at Bucknell (2016-19)
  • Sister, Amie, played lacrosse at Cornell (2014-17)
  • Enjoys fishing, kneeboarding, skeet & trap shooting and playing the piano
  • Major is American Studies