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John  Christmas

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ardmore, Pa.

High School:
Lower Merion

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 177

Position:
A


WORTH NOTING: One of the leading players in the country ...preseason honorable mention All-American by Face-Off Yearbook ... outstanding speed and quickness ... joins Joe Yevoli as active Cavaliers with at least 100 career points ... 29th in UVa history with 113 points ...76 goals are 20th in school history ... enters the season fourth among active ACC players in both goals and points ...scored at least one goal in 38 of 44 games ...is the ninth player in ACC history named All-ACC as a freshman and sophomore.

AT VIRGINIA: 2004: Dangerous attackman who had a tough season ...saw a drop off in his production ... tied for third on the team in goals (11) and points (21), and fourth in assists (10) ... led the team in assists three times and in goals once ... began the season on attack, but was moved to midfield midway through the season ... played primarily in the midfield the last month ... opened with a 1-goal, 2-assist performance vs. Drexel ... scored once in the loss to Air Force, but followed that with three goals and an assist against Denver the following day ... his three goals and four points in that game were season highs ... named to the Pioneer Face-Off Classic All-Tournament team ... did not play against Syracuse due to a leg injury ... scored once in his return against Princeton ... that game was also the first in which he started to see time in the midfield ... season-high three assists lifted the team to an overtime win at Towson ... scored twice against North Carolina in his last start on attack ... scored once against Duke in his first action after making the move to middie ... led the team with two assists in the overtime win over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament ...had a goal and an assist against Maryland in the ACC finals.

2003: Had a remarkable season leading an attack that featured two sophomores and a freshman ... second-team All-American ... All-ACC ... led the team with a career-high 36 goals, tied for first in the ACC ... his 36 goals tied for ninth nationally ... finished second in the conference in goals per game (2.12/g) ... third on the team in scoring, one point behind the co-leaders, with 48 points (36g, 12a) ... sixth in the conference in scoring at 2.82 ppg ... led the team in goals on eight occasions, best on the team ... had a tremendous game in UVa's 16-15 upset win over then #1 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome ... scored four goals, including the game winner with 22 seconds left, and was named national player of the week by Warrior/Inside Lacrosse ... his four goals tied for the team lead that game ... four goals and six points led the team in a 14-8 win over Notre Dame ... led in goals in three consecutive games--two vs. Johns Hopkins and Maryland and three vs. North Carolina ... had three goals and an assist against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament ... two goals and an assist vs. Penn State in a narrow 11-10 win ... two goals, two assists vs. Denver ... scored team-high three goals, all in the first quarter, in a first round NCAA Tourney win over Mount St. Mary's ... scored three times to lead the way against Georgetown in the quarterfinals ... held scoreless by Maryland in the semifinals for only the second time in his career ... rebounded with two goals and an assist vs. Johns Hopkins in the title game ... scored an insurance goal with a defender draped all over him with 1:59 to play to put UVa ahead 9-6 ... also scooped up five ground balls, a season high, vs. the Blue Jays.

2002: Highly heralded player coming in who lived up to the hype ... National Rookie of the Year by Inside Lacrosse ... third-team All-American ...All-NCAA Tournament ... All-ACC ... All-ACC Tournament ... made an immediate impact, starting every game ... tied for fifth in the ACC in scoring with an average of 2.93 ppg ... second in the conference in goals with 29 (1.93/g) and tied for eighth in assists (1.00/g) ... scored on the first shot of his career 48 seconds into the Drexel game ... finished with three goals and five ground balls in that game ... scored two goals and had his first two assists in a 13-11 win over Princeton ... named National Player of the Week with a 3-goal, 4-assist effort as UVa handed top-ranked Johns Hopkins its first loss of the season ... with the game tied at six early in the third quarter, he took over ... had a hand in the next six goals--assisting on four third-quarter goals and scoring twice in the fourth--en route to a 12-6 win ... his seven points in that game were the most by a UVa freshman since 1996 ... helped lead UVa to a key 11-10 win over Maryland on the road ... scored a career-high four goals (on just six shots) and added an assist ... two of his goals came in man-down situations ... two goals, two assists to lead UVa to a win over Duke for the ACC regular season title ... scored three times and had one assist in the ACC Tournament finals vs. Duke and was named to the All-ACC Tournament team ... held scoreless for the only time in a loss to Penn State ... rebounded to score two goals and add two assists vs. Butler ... snagged a career-high seven ground balls in that game ... scored just one goal vs. Cornell in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, but it was a big one ... took a pass from Yevoli and scored with 3:59 left to give the Cavaliers an 11-10 win ... scored three goals in the national semifinals against Syracuse to share scoring honors with Yevoli ... named to the NCAA Championships All-Tournament team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in lacrosse at attack and midfield ... first player in Pennsylvania history named a three-time All-American ... All-State three times ... state Player of the Year as a junior ... All-League all four years ... three-time team MVP ... finished career as the leading scorer in state history with 322 points ... state champions as a sophomore ... first player to win his league's Player of the Year Award twice ... team's leading scorer his last three years ... two-time team captain ... named school's "Best Athlete" as a senior ... played in the US Lacrosse High School All-Star game ... also lettered in football and soccer.

PERSONAL: Son of Margaret and Fitz Christmas ... born 8-16-82 in Ardmore, Pa. ... has two older brothers, Jason and Clyde ... Jason played lacrosse at Villanova ... Honor Roll student at Lower Merion ... sociology major.

CHRISTMAS STATISTICALLY

Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists Pts Pen
2002 15 33 112 29 15 44 2-1:30
2003 17 34 117 36 12 48 9-8:00
2004 12 15 64 11 10 21 1-0:30
Career 44 82 293 76 37 113 12-10:00

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