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44 Chris LaPierre
Chris  LaPierre

Hometown:
Medford, N.J.

High School:
Shawnee

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
Midfield

06/24/2014

Five Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

Emery and Van Arsdale lead honorees with third career nods

05/22/2014

McWilliams Headlines UVa's Six USILA All-America Honorees

Cockerton, Emery, LaPierre, Pannell, Scales also honored

12/03/2013

UVa Places Six on Preseason All-America Team

Cockerton, Emery and Scales lead the Cavalier honorees with second team nods

08/30/2013

LaPierre Invited to Team USA Tryouts for the 2014 FIL World Championships

Senior midfielder is one of eight collegians invited to the 98-player tryout

04/20/2013

'Hoos Head to ACC Tournament on High Note

By Jeff White (jwhite@virginia.edu)

04/11/2014

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

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

02/18/2013

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

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

• Finished career with 259 ground balls, which ties him for No. 10 all-time at UVa with Tillman Johnson
• Became only the fourth Cavalier to play in 70 career games or more, joining Bray Malphrus (71), Brian Carroll (70) and Ken Clausen (70)

2014

• USILA All-American honorable mention
• All-ACC Academic Team
• Returned to the lineup against No. 12 Loyola (Feb. 6) after receiving a medical hardship waiver for 2013
• Saw time in three games in 2013 before being shut down
• Had three ground balls at Richmond (Feb. 8)
• Scored one goal and had a game-high five ground balls against Rutgers (Feb. 22)
• Had four ground balls against No. 9 Johns Hopkins (March 22) and VMI (March 24)
• Scored a goal and dished an assist at No. 5 North Carolina (April 5)

2013

• Senior CLASS Award candidate
• First solo captain at UVa since 1981 and only the sixth since 1968
• Appeared in three games with one start
• Shut down with a lower extremity injury on March 20 and will apply for a medical hardship
• Picked up three ground balls and caused one turnover on the season
• Appeared in the Drexel (Feb. 16), Syracuse (March 1) and Vermont (March 5) games

2012

• USILA second-team All-American
• All-ACC
• Had a team-best 63 ground balls
• Scored his first goal of the year against VMI
• Won 2-of-3 on faceoff at Mount St. Mary's
• Had a season-best eight GBs vs Vermont
• Missed first career game vs. Penn with shoulder injury
• Tallied first assist of the season on a 45-yard pass to Steele Stanwick in the closing seaconds of the first half vs. Princeton in the NCAA Tournament First Round
• Blocked Princeton's final shot attempt to try and tie the game in the NCAA First Round - the block was taken in the middle of the chest

2011

• USILA third-team All-American
• All-ACC
• Appeared in all 18 games
• Picked up a team-best 92 ground balls
• Had a career-high nine ground balls against Maryland (4/2)
• Had a career-high seven faceoff wins at Syracuse (3/4) out of eight chances
• Had a season-best two goals at Duke (4/16)
• Ripped a goal through the net against Cornell (3/12)
• Also scored against Cornell (5/21) in the NCAA Quarterfinal
• Talied goals against Mount St. Mary's and Vermont

2010
• Rated the No. 1 freshman in the nation most of the season by Inside Lacrosse
• Has 10 goals as a primary defensive midfielder
• Third on the team with 51 ground balls
• Caused four turnovers
• Set a career best with five ground balls in collegiate debut at Drexel
• Matched career high with five ground balls against VMI, at Towson and at Maryland
• Set career high with three goals and matched a career best with two assists against Vermont
• Tallied two goals and one assist at Towson

HIGH SCHOOL
• Listed as the No. 3 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Rated the No. 3 incoming midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Two-time All-American
• MVP of the 2009 Under Armour All-American game
• Three-time team MVP in lacrosse
• Recorded 62 goals and 31 assists as a senior
• Holds school record with 146 groundballs in a season
• Holds school record for career groundballs (433) and goals (199)
• Earned three letters in football, earning all-state honors twice as a running back
• Set the New Jersey state record with 44 touchdowns in a season
• Named 2008 New Jersey State Offensive Football Player of the Year
• Honor roll all four years
• 2008-09 South Jersey Male Scholar Athlete of the Year

PERSONAL
• Son of Judy and Andre LaPierre
• Has an older brother, Andrew, and an older sister, Mimi
• Enjoys playing golf in his free time
• Involved in UVa's Athletes Committed to Education (ACE) program

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