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27 Cooper Fersen
Cooper  Fersen


Dorset, Vt.

High School:
Berkshire School

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 220


“The attributes of a dependable close defenseman are all found in Cooper.  He has the strength of an ox.  Cooper’s skill with the long stick in his hands is much more sophisticated than most as proven when he intercepts most balls thrown his direction.  Cooper comprehends our defensive schemes quickly and can adeptly explain them to others.  Thus, what does Cooper need in order to play?  A healthy back and louder volume applied to his thoughts.”  

• Appeared in all 15 of UVA's games with one start

• Saw a lot of time on man-down defense
• Made first collegiate start against Cleveland State
• Picked up nine ground balls and caused 11 turnovers
• Caused two turnovers at Penn and against High Point


• Appeared in three of UVA's 15 games
• Picked up four ground balls
• Saw time against VMI, Richmond and Duke


• Appeared in 14 of UVa's 15 games
• Saw most of his time at LSM
• Made collegiate debut at No. 7 Loyola
• Picked up 12 ground balls and caused two turnovers on the season

Listed as the No. 89 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Listed as the No. 15 incoming defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Four-year letterwinner at the Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass.
• Named to the All-New England team his final three seasons
• A 2012 and 2013 Under Armour All-Star
• Piled up 53 ground balls and dished out three assists as a freshman
• Earned three varsity letters in hockey
• Also played soccer

• Son of Paul and Mimi Fersen
• Has an older brother, Nick, and an older sister, Lizzie
• Enjoys fishing



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