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21 Matt Cockerton
Matt  Cockerton

Oshawa, Ontario

High School:
Paul Dwyer

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190



'Hoos Head to ACC Tournament on High Note

By Jeff White (


Virginia Entertains Bellarmine Saturday on Senior Day

Ten fourth and fifth-year Cavaliers will be honored prior to the game


White Lifts No. 7 Virginia Over Drexel in Overtime Thriller

UVa opens sixth season in a row with a victory over the Dragons


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

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

• Righty finisher who is an extremely hard worker
• Adapting his box skill set into the field game.
• Continually getting better and will eventually play himself into the lineup

• Appeared in five of UVa's 15 games with one start
• Made first collegiate start in season-opening game against Drexel in place of his younger brother Mark
• Scored the lone goal for the season against Drexel
• Scored goal after picking up a ground ball via a carom of a UVa shot and deposited into the back of the net
• Picked up three ground balls against the Dragons
• Also saw time against VMI (Feb. 19), Mount St. Mary's (Feb. 26), Duke (April 12) and Bellarmine (April 20)


• Appeared in four games for the Cavaliers
• Saw first action of the year against VMI
• Scored a career-high two goals and two assists for a career-high four points vs. the Keydets
• Scored one goal at Mount St. Mary's
• Scored one goal against Vermont

• Appeared in four games at attack
• Tallied a career-high two points (1g, 1a) against Mount St. Mary's
• Scored goals against Mount St. Mary's and VMI, his brother Mark also scored goals in those games
• Dished out his first career assist against Mount St. Mary's

• Appeared in five games at attack
• Made collegiate debut at Mount St. Mary's
• Scored first career goal against VMI (March 9)
• Also picked up a ground ball against VMI

• Led Paul Dwyer to 2008 OFFSA Championship
• Played on the Canada U19 National Team
• Member of the Whitby Warriors Jr. A lacrosse squad
• All-Ontario performer
• Helped Paul Dwyer to two LOSSA Regional Champioships

• Son of Monica and Stan Cockerton
• Has a younger brother Mark, who is one year behind him on the UVa squad, and has a sister, Elizabeth
• Father was a three-time first-team All-American lacrosse player at N.C. State, who currently ranks No. 2 all-time in NCAA goals scored with 193, graduated in 1980 as the all-time leader
• Father scored the overtime-winning goal for the Canadian National Team's upset victory over Team USA in the 1978 ILF World Championship game
• Father was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003
• Enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding

Cockerton's Career Statistics



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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

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