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Griffin Schutz

220 lbs.
Trumbull, Conn.
Deerfield Academy
High School
Griffin Schutz - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

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2024 – “Griffin solidified his identity with our team last season as an elite offensive midfielder. After training at both the attack and midfield position, Griffin’s powerful above-the-cage charges to the goal, along with exceptional accuracy with his passing, made it clear that he would be most impactful coming out of the substitution box. He has continued his upward trajectory this Fall semester, training with an even greater intensity with each drill and practice. Despite his exceptional status, Griffin is striving for much more for himself and this team.” 2023 – “Where will Griffin be on the field in 2023?  The question is still an open-ended one as we enter the preseason.  Sidelined for the second-half of the Fall, Griffin was utilized mostly on attack prior to his injury.  He can use speed, quickness and physicality to create separation from a close defenseman behind the goal and draw slides, opening up teammates for step-downs and crease shots.  But Griffin dodging “downhill” from the top is certainly an exciting option for Coach Kirwan to initiate our half-field offense.” 2022 – “Difficult to put in a box: offensive players with his power and size are not supposed to be as skilled nor possess such soft hands and touch… Dodges like a bulldozer, finishes like a marksman… Has both midfielder and attackman attributes, and will be utilized at both positions… Petey’s big buddy in the weight room.”


  • USILA Third Team All-American
  • Inside Lacrosse Third Team All-American
  • USA Lacrosse Third Team All-American
  • All-ACC Team
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Third Team All-American
  • Tied his career high of four goals in UVA’s 14-10 win at No. 5 Maryland (March 16)
  • Scored three goals had logged one assist against No. 7 Johns Hopkins (March 2)


  • Appeared in all 17 possible games, including 15 starts, as a midfielder
  • Scored 24 goals and dished out 16 assists
  • His 40 total points was second among UVA’s midfielders and fifth overall
  • Registered at least one point in 15 games, including the last nine of the season
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention All-American (May 9)
  • Tied his career high with two assists against No. 3 Maryland (March 18)
  • Recorded career highs in both goals (4) and points (6) at #11 Johns Hopkins (March 7)
  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention Preseason All-American
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Appeared in all 16 games, including 15 starts, primarily as an offensive midfielder
  • Finished fifth on the team with 23 goals, good for No. 2 all-time on UVA’s freshman midfielders list
  • Scored at least one goal in 14 out of 16 possible games
  • Recorded eight multi-goal games, including one hat trick
  • Scored two goals and registered an assist in UVA’s NCAA Tournament quarterfinals matchup against Maryland (May 22)
  • Registered his first career hat trick on a career-high three goals in Virginia’s 20-11 win over then-No. 9 Syracuse (Feb. 26)
  • Scored his first career goal and UVA’s first goal of the season in the team’s 21-11 season-opening win over Air Force (Feb. 5)
  • Ranked the No. 1 overall prospect in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse’s Power 100 Incoming Freshmen Rankings

High School

  • No. 8 overall prospect and No. 3 attackman in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • Four-time varsity letter recipient at Deerfield Academy  
  • Team captain senior year 
  • 2021 National Champion 
  • Two-time NHSLS Champions 
  • Three-time indoor box lacrosse champions  
  • Played at Trumbull High Lacrosse for one season, where he recorded 73 goals and 43 assists  
  • 2021 National All-Star Game MVP 
  • 2021 All New England Prep Team 
  • 2019 Team USA Indoor Lacrosse bronze medal recipient 
  • Played club for 3D New England Team, which was ranked second nationally
  • Maverick Showtime All-Star  


  • Son of Penny and Glenn Schutz  
  • Brother Tom played lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire University (2015-19) 
  • Pursuing a degree in Environmental Sciences
  • Recipient of the 2022-23 Kass Family Endowed Scholarship for Men’s Lacrosse