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7 Matt Florence
Matt  Florence

Greenwood Village, Colo.

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Height / Weight:
5-10 / 175



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• Member of the 2012 USA U-19 Team that won a gold medal at the World Championships in Turku, Finland


Appeared in five of UVa's 15 games
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel (Feb. 16)
• Scored first career goal against VMI (Feb. 19)
• Picked up ground balls against VMI (Feb. 19) and Mount St. Mary's (Feb. 26)
• Also saw time against Vermont (March 5) and Ohio State (March 16)

Listed as the No. 60 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Listed as the No. 19 incoming midfielder in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Two-time USL high school All-American
• 2012 Under Armour All-American
• 2011 Under Armour Underclassman All-American
• Three-time all-state selection
• Led team in total points sophomore, junior and senior years
• Four-year letterwinner
• All-state in football - played both running back and quarterback
• Rushed for 1539 yards as a junior running back
• Finalist for The 2012 Denver Athletic Club Athlete of the Year Award

• Son of Tom and Megan Florence
• Has one brother, TJ, and one sister, Kelly
• Father Tom played lacrosse at Penn State and was captain in 1985

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