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Will McNamara

175 lbs.
Haverford, Pa.
Haverford School
High School
Haverford School
Will McNamara - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

“One of the more versatile players in the program, Will is capable of playing many roles for us.  First and foremost, he will serve as one of our three captains.  Will’s teammates see him as both an inspiring role model who can overcome obstacles, as well as a thoughtful, father-like figure.  On the field, he is valuable at both ends of it.  Will’s on-ball defensive skills and schematic comprehension are matched by his offensively dynamic traits.  He will play in the two-way midfielder role for us this spring.”

• One of UVA’s three captains
• Appeared in 14 of UVA’s 15 games with five starts
• Scored one goal and dished out one assist
• Picked up 17 ground balls and caused three turnovers
• Picked up three ground balls at Richmond and at Loyola
• Scored his lone goal against Siena
• Dished one assist at Loyola

• Appeared in 14 of UVA’s 15 games as a SSDM
• Scored one goal and dished out one assist 
• Picked up 20 ground balls and caused four turnovers
• Picked up four ground balls against Syracuse
• Scored a man-down goal at Cornell

• Appeared in all 15 of UVa’s games
• Made collegiate debut at No. 7 Loyola (Feb. 7)
• Ran as one of UVA’s SSDM
• Scored first collegiate goal against No. 9 Cornell (March 7)
• Scored again at No. 19 Johns Hopkins (March 21)
• Picked up 23 ground balls and caused 11 turnovers
• Picked up a season-high four ground balls at Johns Hopkins

• Was not enrolled at UVA

• Redshirted season

• Listed as the No. 3 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Listed as the No. 1 incoming midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Under Armour All-American
Two-time ESPNU All-American
• Four-year letterwinner at The Haverford School
• Inside Lacrosse
ranked him as the No. 6 rising senior
• All-American and an Under Armour All-Star in 2011
• Attened the same school of current Cavalier Carl Walrath and 2011 senior captain John Haldy
• Also played soccer and basketball at the Haverford School
• ranks him the top midfielder in the class

• Son of Bill and Diana McNamara
• Has three brothers, TJ, Zip, Austin and Tommy
• Has two sisters, Kathrine and Grace
• Father Bill played college squash
• Brother TJ played lacrosse at Amherst
• Has volunteered at Caring Community Carnival
• Has done peer counseling and worked a lacrosse and soccer camps