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43 Joe French
Joe  French

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario

High School:
St. Michael's College/Deerfield Academy

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Attack


05/28/2017

Three Cavaliers Selected in the 2017 MLL Draft

UVA has had at least one selections in 16 straight MLL Drafts

TIFFANY ON FRENCH
“Is his volume ever muted?  How does one man lift an entire practice with his voice and play?  Join us for a practice you will witness this inspiring player.  Joe’s infectious attitude and energy speaks volumes about his character, as well as the pure joy he experiences playing the game of lacrosse.  A talented inside player, Joe executes the two-man game as well as anyone due to his extensive playing history in the box.”

2017
• Drafted in the 10th round (84th overall) of the 2017 MLL Draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks
• Appeared in all 15 games with 13 starts
• Scored 19 goals at attack
• Finished No. 8 on the team with 24 points
• Scored a season-high four goals and five points against Cleveland State
• Tallied hat-tricks against Siena, High Point and Robert Morris

2016
• Appeared in 14 of UVA's 15 games with one start
• Saw most of his time on extra-man
• Finished season with seven goals
• Made first collegiate start at Drexel and scored one goal
• Scored an extra-man goal against Saint Joseph’s
• Scored once at Cornell

2015
• Appeared in 11 of UVa's 15 games
• Suffered a thumb injury that kept him out of four games
• Scored four goals and picked up seven ground balls
• Caused two turnovers
• Scored once at No. 7 Loyola (Feb. 7)
• Recorded a hat trick at VMI (March 24)
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

2014

• Appeared in four of UVa's 16 games
• Made collegiate debut at Richmond (Feb. 8)
• Scored first career goal at Mount St. Mary's (Feb. 25)
• Scored a career-high four goals against VMI (March 24)
• Tallied first two career assists against the Keydets for a career-high six points
• Also saw time against Rutgers (Feb. 22)
• Picked up one ground ball

HIGH SCHOOL

• Listed as the No. 5 post-grad recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Rated the No. 1 post-grad attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Scored 42 points against stiff New England West I competition
• Posted 35 goals and seven assists while earning All-League Western New England Division I
• Member of Canada's U-19 squad that took the silver medal in 2012 in Finland
• Was the youngest attackman on Canada's U-19 team
• Was a two-time leading scorer for St. Michael's
• Won two Ontario High School gold medals with St. Michael's and was a two-time captain
• Won two Canadian national championships with Team Ontario
• Recipient of the Enzo Montemurro Award for sportsmanship, school spirit and athletics
• Played football at St. Michael's where he was a running back and linebacker on the 2009 Ontario Metro Bowl championship team
• Was the 2010 Western Ontario Football MVP

PERSONAL
• Son of Dean and Jane French
• Has a brother, Ben, and a sister, Emily
• Likes to sleep with his lacrosse stick the nights before games
• Played with fellow second-year Alec Webster at Deerfield in 2013


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