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28 Wyatt Melzer
Wyatt  Melzer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Davie, Fla.

High School:
St. Andrew's School

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 196

Position:
LSM

2011
• Played in 18 of UVa's games
• Saw time at LSM
• Had a career-high three ground balls against Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament
• Caused a career-high two turnovers against Penn
• Picked up two ground balls against Denver and two more against Maryland during Championship Weekend

2010
• Played in 17 of UVa's 18 games
• Did not play in NCAA semifinal against Duke
• Picked up eight ground balls and caused two turnovers on season

2009
• Made five appearances as a reserve defenseman

HIGH SCHOOL
• Listed as the No. 45 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Rated the No. 11 incoming defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• The first player from Florida recruited to play at Virginia
• Two-time All-American
• Only the second player from Florida to play in the Under Armour All-American game
• Team won state championship his junior and senior years
• Game MVP as a senior
• Earned all-state, all-county and all-district honors his last two seasons
• Holds school record for ground balls (540)
• Scored 30 goals and 25 assists in his career, including 12-and-6 as a senior
• Two-year starter at defensive back and wide receiver in football and led the team in interceptions

PERSONAL
• Son of Deborah and Jim Melzer
• Has an older brother, Tyler, and a younger brother, Griffin
• Enjoys deep sea fishing and rock climbing
• Very active in the community, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and United Way among others

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