Skip to simplified nav

21 Matt Cockerton
Matt  Cockerton

Oshawa, Ontario

High School:
Paul Dwyer

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 190



'Hoos Head to ACC Tournament on High Note

By Jeff White (


Virginia Entertains Bellarmine Saturday on Senior Day

Ten fourth and fifth-year Cavaliers will be honored prior to the game


White Lifts No. 7 Virginia Over Drexel in Overtime Thriller

UVa opens sixth season in a row with a victory over the Dragons


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

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

• Righty finisher who is an extremely hard worker
• Adapting his box skill set into the field game.
• Continually getting better and will eventually play himself into the lineup

• Appeared in five of UVa's 15 games with one start
• Made first collegiate start in season-opening game against Drexel in place of his younger brother Mark
• Scored the lone goal for the season against Drexel
• Scored goal after picking up a ground ball via a carom of a UVa shot and deposited into the back of the net
• Picked up three ground balls against the Dragons
• Also saw time against VMI (Feb. 19), Mount St. Mary's (Feb. 26), Duke (April 12) and Bellarmine (April 20)


• Appeared in four games for the Cavaliers
• Saw first action of the year against VMI
• Scored a career-high two goals and two assists for a career-high four points vs. the Keydets
• Scored one goal at Mount St. Mary's
• Scored one goal against Vermont

• Appeared in four games at attack
• Tallied a career-high two points (1g, 1a) against Mount St. Mary's
• Scored goals against Mount St. Mary's and VMI, his brother Mark also scored goals in those games
• Dished out his first career assist against Mount St. Mary's

• Appeared in five games at attack
• Made collegiate debut at Mount St. Mary's
• Scored first career goal against VMI (March 9)
• Also picked up a ground ball against VMI

• Led Paul Dwyer to 2008 OFFSA Championship
• Played on the Canada U19 National Team
• Member of the Whitby Warriors Jr. A lacrosse squad
• All-Ontario performer
• Helped Paul Dwyer to two LOSSA Regional Champioships

• Son of Monica and Stan Cockerton
• Has a younger brother Mark, who is one year behind him on the UVa squad, and has a sister, Elizabeth
• Father was a three-time first-team All-American lacrosse player at N.C. State, who currently ranks No. 2 all-time in NCAA goals scored with 193, graduated in 1980 as the all-time leader
• Father scored the overtime-winning goal for the Canadian National Team's upset victory over Team USA in the 1978 ILF World Championship game
• Father was inducted into the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003
• Enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding

Cockerton's Career Statistics



Top Videos
Jeff White
Darius Thompson
'Hoos Have Plenty in Reserve at JPJ
Men's Basketball
No. 12 Virginia received 30 points from its reserves in an 80-54 win over Lehigh on Wednesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.
Taquan Mizzell
Cavalier Football Notebook -- Virginia Tech Week
At noon Saturday, Virginia (4-7, 3-4) closes the season against Virginia Tech (5-6, 3-4) at Scott Stadium.
London Perrantes
'Hoos Hit Their Stride In Charleston
Men's Basketball
In winning the Charleston (S.C.) Classic, the Virginia men's basketball team posted an average margin of victory of 25.7 points.

Jeff White

Director of News Content

A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.

More Headlines
Online Stores
Cavalier Team Shop