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Cole Kastner

Defense
Position
6'7''
Height
200 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Palo Alto, Calif.
Hometown
Menlo School
High School
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Cole Kastner - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

Cole Kastner Pronunciation

TIFFANY ON KASTNER
2022 –
When given the chance, Cole made the most of it last spring. He earned more and more playing time in April, eventually becoming a starter throughout the NCAA Tournament. Rare combination of high-end speed, exceptional lateral footwork, height and savvy game sense. Cole carries the most generous of spirits, sharing his genuine care and concern for others.” 2021 – “Project 39 is off to an exciting start … air-traffic control coverage … picking up loose balls efficiently … not hesitant with the ball in his stick … learning and adapting to the 1v1 challenges of college lacrosse.”

2022

  • Appeared in 16 games, including 15 starts
  • Finished the season with 29 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers
  • USILA Second Team All-American (May 26)
  • Inside Lacrosse Second Team All-American (May 15)
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Year (May 12)
  • UVA’s first defenseman to garner ACC Player-of-the-Year honors since 2002
  • All-ACC selection (May 12)
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Second Team All-American (May 10)
  • VaSID Defensive Player of the Year & All-State Team (June 29)
  • His 32 caused turnovers led the ACC and were good for sixth in the nation and the most by a UVA player in a single season since 2017
  • Recorded five ground balls and four caused turnovers in the NCAA Tournament
  • Scored an unassisted goal against Lafayette (April 28)
  • Tewaaraton Award nominee (April 21)
  • Tewaaraton Foundation Watch List First Round Addition (March 10)
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Week (March 15)
  • ACC Defensive Player of the Week (March 8)
  • Tallied a career-best five caused turnovers in Virginia’s 19-8 win over then-No. 14/15 Johns Hopkins (March 5)
  • Also scored his first career goal against the Blue Jays
  • Registered four caused turnovers in three of Virginia’s first four games

2021

  • Appeared in all 18 of UVA’s games with four starts
  • Made all four starts in the NCAA Tournament
  • Picked up 14 ground balls and caused seven turnovers
  • Scored first career point on an assist at UNC
  • Helped hold Georgetown’s Jake Carraway without a goal in the NCAA quarterfinal round, snapping the nation’s longest active goal-scoring streak at 44 games

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Three-year starter
  • Two-time team captain
  • First-team All-West Catholic Athletic League
  • Adrenaline Lacrosse four-star recruit
  • US Lacrosse All-American
  • Three-year starter in basketball
  • MVP at the Martin Luther King Jr. Showcase at American Canyon
  • Ten times named the Palo Alto Weekly Honorable Mention Athlete of the Week in basketball
  • All-state second team (basketball)
  • Led Bay Area with 17 double-doubles as a junior
  • Averaged 17 points per game, 10 rebounds per game and three assists per game as a senior
  • Norcal Sports TV All-Star game selection
  • Team captain as a senior
  • MVP of the West Bay Athletic League as a senior
  • Earned seven letters in high school

PERSONAL

  • Son of Anne and Eric Kastner
  • Has two older half-brothers, Gage and Brett, and two older half-sisters, Krista and Abby
  • Father, Eric, played football and rugby at Cal
  • Volunteer work includes One Love Lacrosse clinic coach, volunteer at Life Moves Homeless Shelter, Community Cooks participant for Bay Area Homeless shelters, coach of local AAU program and Rebuilding Together participant in East Palo Alto
  • Enjoys basketball and video editing
  • Also recruited by schools to play basketball
  • Major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences