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2 Michael Kraus
Michael  Kraus

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Position:
Attack


06/27/2017

Five Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

D’Amario, Hooper and Scales earn second career accolades

05/24/2017

Cavaliers Place Four on the USILA All-America Team

Conrad leads honorees on the third team

05/02/2017

Kraus Named ACC Rookie of the Year

Rookie from New Canaan, Conn., becomes 12th Cavalier to be named ACC’s top freshman

04/27/2017

Three Cavaliers Named to the Men’s Lacrosse All-ACC Team

Conrad, Kraus and Williams all earn first-career All-ACC 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."

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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