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2 Michael Kraus
Michael  Kraus


New Canaan, Conn.

High School:
New Canaan

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195



Five Cavaliers Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

D’Amario, Hooper and Scales earn second career accolades


Cavaliers Place Four on the USILA All-America Team

Conrad leads honorees on the third team


Kraus Named ACC Rookie of the Year

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


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

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

"The impact has already been made, in just one fall of collegiate lacrosse.  Michael is proving to all of us, daily, that he has the mindset and the skills to play right away.  He dodges with a boxer’s edge, willing to take a punch as goes straight for the objective.  Michael’s combination of size, strength and technically-proficient skillset creates a versatile attackman who can score in multiple ways."

• 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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