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Matt Poskay
Matt Poskay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clark, N.J.

High School:
A.L. Johnson

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 204

Position:
M




WORTH NOTING: Possesses an uncanny knack for finding a seam and putting the ball in the goal ...scores in bunches ... 29 goals last season are tied for 10th all-time by a UVa midfielder ... preseason honorable mention All-American by Face-Off Yearbook ... named to the ACC Honor Roll for his academic achievement and athletic participation for the second time last season.

AT VIRGINIA: 2005--Teamed with Kyle Dixon and Drew Thompson on the first midfield unit for the second year in a row ... led ACC midfielders and ranked eighth overall in goals (2.07/g) ...his 29 total goals tied for seventh in the league despite playing the entire season with a sore hamstring ...they also were tied for fourth-most in the nation by a midfielder ...tied for fifth among conference middies with 29 total points ...scored at least once in every game he played except Duke ... led the team in goals on five occasions ...had five games of at least three goals ...scored four times in the season opener against Drexel ...tallied four times to lead the team to a win over Syracuse at the Dome ...scored twice against Princeton ...sat out the Mount St. Mary's game with an injury but returned to score two times in a win over Towson ... shared the team lead with three goals vs. North Carolina ...scored UVa's final three goals to break open a tight contest and lead the team to a win over Denver ...notched two goals in a first round playoff win over Albany ...scored a game-high four goals in a 10-8 win over Navy in the quarterfinals ...tied the national semifinal game against Johns Hopkins to cap a tremendous comeback and give the Cavaliers a 7-6 lead with his only goal of the game with 4:45 left in the fourth quarter.


2004--Played on the first midfield unit with classmate Kyle Dixon and freshman Drew Thompson ... 11 goals led the team's midfielders, while his 15 points were second ... tied for fifth among ACC middies in goals ... had two multigoal games and led the team both times (Towson, Duke) ...seven of his goals came in wins ... scored twice to share the team lead in an overtime win over Towson ... assisted on Matt Ward's game winner ... sent the Johns Hopkins game into overtime with a goal with 2:20 left as the Cavaliers went on to upset the top-ranked Blue Jays ...tied his career high with three goals against Duke ... added an assist to finish with a career-best four points ... scored vs. Maryland and Penn State to close the season.

2003--One of five freshmen to play in every game for UVa ... began on the third midfield, but moved to the second unit ... good scoring skills with seven goals and an assist ... tied for seventh among ACC freshmen in goals and ninth in total points ... five of his seven goals came in the NCAA Tournament ... scored his first goal against Towson ... added his second vs. North Carolina in the ACC Tournament ... scored a career-high three goals to share the team's scoring honors in the NCAA first round win over Mount St. Mary's ... scored a goal early in the second quarter against Georgetown during a six-goal run that helped UVa gain control of the game ... tallied once against Maryland in the semifinals ...named to the ACC Honor Roll for his academic achievement and athletic participation.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four letters in lacrosse ... two-time All-American ... holds the national high school record with 362 goals ... tallied 468 career points, tops in state history ... four-time first-team All-State and All-Conference ...three-time Conference Player of the Year ... led the state in scoring three times ... three-year starter in football ...first-team All-State quarterback as a senior and second-team his junior year ...starting point guard for three years on the basketball team.

PERSONAL: Son of Beverly and Richard Poskay ... born 1-13-84 in Rahway, N.J. ... has an older sister, Noel, and an older brother, Timothy ...has served as counselor at lacrosse camps ... commerce major.

POSKAY STATISTICALLY

Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists Pts Pen
2003 17 7 26 7 1 8 1-1:00
2004 13 15 52 11 4 15 2-1:30
2005 15 19 70 29 0 29 2-1:00
Career 45 41 148 47 5 52 5-3:30