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15 Griffin Thompson
Griffin  Thompson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Princeton, N.J.

High School:
Lawrenceville

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175

Position:
Goalie


02/12/2018

UVA Sweeps ACC Player of the Week Honors

Laviano and Thompson honored for their play against then-No. 13 Loyola

TIFFANY ON THOMPSON
"Co-winner of our 2017 Most Improved Player award, Griffin certainly earned this honor.  The confidence he brought to the crease increased with each game and Griffin eventually became our starting goalie midway through the season.  That first start, against Notre Dame, was a microcosm of his first-year - a slow beginning followed by a bold finish.  With Kip Turner’s training, Griffin is emerging before our eyes into a reliable stopper."

2018
• Appeared in nine of UVA's 18 games, making six starts
• Posted a 4-0 record between the pipes
• Made 53 saves and faced 204 shots
• Record a season-best 15 saves in the opener against Loyola
• Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Loyola in the season-opening win
• Picked up 21 ground balls on the season and caused one turnover


2017
• Appeared in 11 of UVA's 15 games with seven starts
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel
• Made 103 saves and faced 353 shots
• Came on in the second half of the Cornell to pick up first career goalie win as UVA won in overtime
• Made 18 saves against Robert Morris 
• The 18 saves against Robert Morris tied the program record for saves by a freshman keeper
• He shares the record with three other Cavaliers (Rodney Rullman, twice, and Tillman Johnson)

HIGH SCHOOL

• Four-year letterwinner at The Lawrenceville School
• Missed junior season with an injury
• Made 530 career saves
• Posted a 3.83 goals against average
• Also played varsity soccer and indoor track
• Played junior varsity ice hockey

PERSONAL
• Son of Newell and Sarah Thompson
• Has a younger brother, Miles, and a younger sister, Nina
• Plays the guitar
• Volunteer coach at the Lawrenceville School lacrosse camps for two summers
• Volunteer coach for Blue Star Lacrosse during the summer of 2016

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