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2 Michael Kraus
Michael  Kraus


New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195



Cavaliers Place Three on the USILA All-America Team

Aitken leads honorees on the first team


Aitken and Kraus Named Nominees for 2018 Tewaaraton Trophy

Aitken and Kraus are two of 25 on the nominee list


Aitken and Kraus Named to the Men’s Lacrosse All-ACC Team

Sophomore duo earns All-ACC accolades


Kraus Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week

Michael Kraus scored seven points in key ACC victory


Five Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

D'Amario, Hooper and Scales earn second career accolades

"Winner of our 2017 Offensive MVP, a rarity for a first-year, Michael exploded onto the collegiate lacrosse scene.  With his signature hard-charging style, he created offense for himself and his teammates by drawing attention from multiple defenders.  Michael is a physical rider as well, intent on creating turnovers with both stick and body checks.  Under Sean Kirwan’s tutelage, Michael will not settle with his future development:  he is committed to improving upon his early impact."

Inside Lacrosse All-American (3rd)
• All-ACC
• Tewaaraton Trophy Nominee (1-of-25)
• Led UVA with 44 goals, 39 assists and 83 points
• Picked up 39 ground balls and caused three turnovers
• Only the third Cavalier to score 80 points in a season
• His 83 points rank No. 2 all-time at UVA for a single season, three from the record (Doug Knight)
• His 44 goals are tied with Kevin Pehlke (1991) and Chris Bocklet (2011) for No. 8 on the UVA single-season ledger
• Fell one assist short of becoming UVA's first player with 40+ goals and 40+ assists in the same season
• He tied Jay Connor and Tom Duquette for being the second fastest Cavalier to 100 career points, doing so in 25 career games (vs. Johns Hopkins on March 24, 2018)
• Started all 17 of UVA's games he appeared in, missing the VMI game with an injury
• Became the 16th Cavalier to score 10 points in a game when he tallied five goals and dished out five assists at Stony Brook
• Named ACC Offesnive Player of the Week for his efforts at Stony Brook (5-5-10) and Manhattan (1-2-3)
• Scored one point in all 17 games he appeared in
• Recorded 12 multi-goal games and eight with at least three goals
Inside Lacrosse Preseason All-American (HM)
Inside Lacrosse Midseason All-American (HM)

• USILA All-American (HM)
• All-ACC
• ACC Freshman of the Year
• Was the only freshman on the All-ACC team and joined teammate Ryan Conrad as the only two underclassmen on the All-ACC team
• Only the seventh UVA freshmen to earn All-ACC honors
• Led UVA with 34 goals and 56 points
• The 56 points ties him with Kevin Pehlke for No. 2 all-time among UVA freshmen point scorers
• The 34 goals are also tied with Pehlke for No. 3 all-time among UVA freshmen goal scorers
• His 22 assists are in a four-way tie for No. 5 all-time among UVA freshmen assist leaders
• No. 3 in the ACC with 2.27 goals per game
• Scored at least one point in all 15 of UVA's games
• Scored multiple goals in 10 of UVA's 15 games
• Started 13 games
• Made collegiate debut at Loyola, scoring two goals and dishing out three assists
• Scored five goals and seven points against Notre Dame
• Tallied four goals in games against Syracuse and Johns Hopkins
• Scored three goals in games against Siena, Cornell, Cleveland State and Robert Morris


• Listed as the No. 16 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Listed as the No. 7 attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Under Armour All-American
• Set a single-season goal record with 57 during post-grad year at Taft in 2016

• Helped Taft to the Founders League championship 
• A 2015 graduate of New Canaan High School where he was a four-year letter winner
• Helped New Canaan to the 2013 FCIAC Championship and the 2015 CIAC State Championship
• Scored 64 goals and dished out 44 assists in 2015 at New Canaan 
• His 108 points in 2015 is a school record at New Canaan
• 2015 All-American

• Son of Steve and Kelly Kraus
• Has two older brothers, Jack and Peter
• Father, Steve, was a two-time lacrosse All-American at UVA and still holds the career face-off win record at 68 percent (325-of-478)
• Uncle, Andy Kraus, was a three-time All-American at UVA and currently sits No. 2 all-time in program history with 327 ground balls
• Brother, Peter, played lacrosse at Michigan in 2016
• Enjoys surfing, skiing and video games



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