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Michael  Kraus

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
Attack


05/24/2018

Cavaliers Place Three on the USILA All-America Team

Aitken leads honorees on the first team

04/26/2018

Aitken and Kraus Named Nominees for 2018 Tewaaraton Trophy

Aitken and Kraus are two of 25 on the nominee list

04/26/2018

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

Sophomore duo earns All-ACC accolades

04/09/2018

Kraus Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week

Michael Kraus scored seven points in key ACC victory

06/27/2017

Five Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

D'Amario, Hooper and Scales earn second career accolades

TIFFANY ON KRAUS
"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."

2018
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)

2017
• 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

HIGH SCHOOL

• 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

PERSONAL
• 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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