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John Schroter

225 lbs.
Leesburg, Va.
Riverside HS
High School
John Schroter - Men's Lacrosse - Virginia Cavaliers

– “John is running up the final step that will place him upon the stage of Division One lacrosse, and the rest of the world is about to take notice. After redshirting his first year on Grounds, John will commence his competitive journey at UVA with three semesters of preparation. He has the lateral footwork to stay with a quicker dodging attackman as well as the strength to wrestle the bigger opponent as he defends our cage. Due to such attributes, John will receive some of the most difficult assignments in the nation.” 2023 – “What do you get when you combine a large frame, a big motor, and a joy of competing along with exceptional footwork honed from playing high-level soccer as a striker?  John turned heads with his play in the first month of the fall, only to then be sidelined for much of the rest due to an injury.  Despite there being much to learn as a young defenseman, John’s high-level sport acumen is allowing him to demonstrate early on that he grasps much of our half-field and riding schemes:  John has an exciting future here.”


  • Logged a career-high four caused turnovers against No. 1 Notre Dame (April 27)
  • Held No. 7 Syracuse’s top attackman pointless for the first time of his career (April 20)
  • Tallied five ground balls along with three caused turnovers in first career appearance against No. 8 Michigan (Feb. 10)


  • Ranked the No. 7 overall incoming freshman in the nation, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Three-time state champion at Riverside HS (2019, 2021-22)
  • Five-start prospect, according to Inside Lacrosse
  • No. 17 overall prospect and No. 3 defenseman in the nation, according to National Lacrosse Federation
  • Nike & Under Armour all-star games invitee
  • Under Armour All-American (2022)
  • Academic All-American (2022)
  • US Lacrosse All-American (2021)
  • First Team All-State (2019)
  • Team captain of Loudon Soccer Club (2019-22)
  • Graduated in top-5th percentile of his class
  • Played club for DC Express


  • Son of John and Kim Schroter
  • Has three siblings, Sarah, Luke and Sam
  • Sister, Sarah, also attended UVA (2017-21)
  • Father, John, ran track (1987-90) and played football (1990-91) at Tufts University
  • National Honor Society
  • Academic Excellence (2018-22)
  • Top 5% of Class Award
  • Enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and water sports, including jet skis
  • Majoring in Computer Science


  • “I originally became interested in UVA when my sister was a student there and told me all about my freshman year of high school. As I got older and matured, I became more aware of the school’s reputation for being an academic and athletic powerhouse and quickly fell in love with it. The campus is one of a kind, and when I was lucky enough to receive an offer to play for the men’s lacrosse team. I jumped at the opportunity to be a part of this team and university.”