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17 Griffin Spolansky
Griffin  Spolansky


New York, N.Y.

High School:
Lawrenceville (N.J.)

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190


"Where’s the beef?  It is right here.  After eating and lifting his way through the summer of 2017, Griffin has realized his goal of adding much needed pounds.  As a much stronger version of himself, Griffin is now better prepared to defend powerful dodgers.  While he still has to become more comfortable with his defensive holds, progress is being realized and Griffin is positioning himself to fight for and realize meaningful playing time."

• Appeared in six of UVA's 18 games
• Missed the final six games with an injury
• Picked up four ground balls and caused two turnoves on the season
• Recorded a season-high four ground balls against Richmond
• Also picked up a ground ball at High Point
• Caused a turnover at Stony Brook and another one at High Point

• Joined roster as a walk-on during fall practice of 2016
• Appeared in eight of UVA's 15 games
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel
• Saw most of time on faceoff wing
• Picked up five ground balls on the season
• Picked up three ground balls against Cleveland State


• Two-year letterwinner in lacrosse at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey
• Was team leader in goals and assists by a pole
• Second on the team in ground balls
• Was a four-year letterwinner in ice hockey and had 11 points as a senior
• Played one season of soccer
• On the Dean's List

• Son of Steven Spolansky and Jodi Smith
• Has three brothers, Gage, Lawson and Chase, and one sister, Peyton



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