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44 Chris LaPierre
Chris  LaPierre

Medford, N.J.

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6-3 / 210



Five Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Emery and Van Arsdale lead honorees with third career nods


McWilliams Headlines UVa's Six USILA All-America Honorees

Cockerton, Emery, LaPierre, Pannell, Scales also honored


UVa Places Six on Preseason All-America Team

Cockerton, Emery and Scales lead the Cavalier honorees with second team nods


LaPierre Invited to Team USA Tryouts for the 2014 FIL World Championships

Senior midfielder is one of eight collegians invited to the 98-player tryout


'Hoos Head to ACC Tournament on High Note

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Men's Lacrosse vs. Duke (by Matt Riley)

Men's Lacrosse vs. Duke (by Matt Riley)


Men's Lacrosse vs. Drexel (by Matt Riley)

Men's Lacrosse vs. Drexel (by Matt Riley)

• Finished career with 259 ground balls, which ties him for No. 10 all-time at UVa with Tillman Johnson
• Became only the fourth Cavalier to play in 70 career games or more, joining Bray Malphrus (71), Brian Carroll (70) and Ken Clausen (70)


• USILA All-American honorable mention
• All-ACC Academic Team
• Returned to the lineup against No. 12 Loyola (Feb. 6) after receiving a medical hardship waiver for 2013
• Saw time in three games in 2013 before being shut down
• Had three ground balls at Richmond (Feb. 8)
• Scored one goal and had a game-high five ground balls against Rutgers (Feb. 22)
• Had four ground balls against No. 9 Johns Hopkins (March 22) and VMI (March 24)
• Scored a goal and dished an assist at No. 5 North Carolina (April 5)


• Senior CLASS Award candidate
• First solo captain at UVa since 1981 and only the sixth since 1968
• Appeared in three games with one start
• Shut down with a lower extremity injury on March 20 and will apply for a medical hardship
• Picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover on the season
• Appeared in the Drexel (Feb. 16), Syracuse (March 1) and Vermont (March 5) games


• USILA second-team All-American
• All-ACC
• Had a team-best 63 ground balls
• Scored his first goal of the year against VMI
• Won 2-of-3 on faceoff at Mount St. Mary's
• Had a season-best eight GBs vs Vermont
• Missed first career game vs. Penn with shoulder injury
• Tallied first assist of the season on a 45-yard pass to Steele Stanwick in the closing seaconds of the first half vs. Princeton in the NCAA Tournament First Round
• Blocked Princeton's final shot attempt to try and tie the game in the NCAA First Round - the block was taken in the middle of the chest


• USILA third-team All-American
• All-ACC
• Appeared in all 18 games
• Picked up a team-best 92 ground balls
• Had a career-high nine ground balls against Maryland (4/2)
• Had a career-high seven faceoff wins at Syracuse (3/4) out of eight chances
• Had a season-best two goals at Duke (4/16)
• Ripped a goal through the net against Cornell (3/12)
• Also scored against Cornell (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinal
• Talied goals against Mount St. Mary's and Vermont

• Rated the No. 1 freshman in the nation most of the season by Inside Lacrosse
• Has 10 goals as a primary defensive midfielder
• Third on the team with 51 ground balls
• Caused four turnovers
• Set a career best with five ground balls in collegiate debut at Drexel
• Matched career high with five ground balls against VMI, at Towson and at Maryland
• Set career high with three goals and matched a career best with two assists against Vermont
• Tallied two goals and one assist at Towson

• Listed as the No. 3 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Rated the No. 3 incoming midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Two-time All-American
• MVP of the 2009 Under Armour All-American game
• Three-time team MVP in lacrosse
• Recorded 62 goals and 31 assists as a senior
• Holds school record with 146 groundballs in a season
• Holds school record for career groundballs (433) and goals (199)
• Earned three letters in football, earning all-state honors twice as a running back
• Set the New Jersey state record with 44 touchdowns in a season
• Named 2008 New Jersey State Offensive Football Player of the Year
• Honor roll all four years
• 2008-09 South Jersey Male Scholar Athlete of the Year

• Son of Judy and Andre LaPierre
• Has an older brother, Andrew, and an older sister, Mimi
• Enjoys playing golf in his free time
• Involved in UVa's Athletes Committed to Education (ACE) program

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