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Griffin Schutz

Attack
Position
6'3''
Height
220 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Trumbull, Conn.
Hometown
Deerfield Academy
High School
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TIFFANY ON SCHUTZ
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 weightroom.”

2023

  • USA Lacrosse Magazine Honorable Mention Preseason All-American

2022

  • 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  

 Personal

  • Son of Penny and Glenn Schutz  
  • Brother Tom played lacrosse at Southern New Hampshire University (2015-19) 
  • Major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVA’s College of Arts and Sciences
  • Recipient of the 2022-23 Kass Family Endowed Scholarship for Men’s Lacrosse