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29 Michael Rhoads
Michael  Rhoads


McLean, Va.

High School:
Landon School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195


“There is never a shortage of energy coming from this man.  Michael attacks our workouts and he does not hesitate to stay a little later and put in a little extra.  He is not our strongest or fastest defenseman, but Michael has an acute sense of the game and intelligent grasp of team defense.  He will most likely be implemented into our system as a long-stick midfielder, allowing him to make plays in the middle of the field.”

• Appeared in 12 of UVA's 15 games with one start
• Saw some time on man-down defense and faceoff wing
• First career start was on Senior Day against Robert Morris
• Picked up one ground ball against Cleveland State
• Caused one turnover against Siena

• Appeared in three of UVA's 15 games
• Saw time at Drexel, against VMI and at Richmond

• Missed entire season with an injury

• Appeared in one of UVA's 16 games
• Made collegiate debut against VMI (March 24)


• Four-year letterwinner at the Landon School
• Comes to UVA from the same high school as former UVA All-Americans Ryan Curtis and Matt Ward
• Team captain at Landon and helped lead the Bears to the 2012 I.A.C. championship
• Also played football at Landon
• Member of the honor roll all four years at Landon

• Son of Barry and Jean Rhoads
• Has two older brothers, Alex and Nick
• Brother Alex played lacrosse at Army from 2005-09
• Brother Nick played lacrosse at Tufts from 2008-12
• Taught himself to play the guitar and plays 2-3 hours daily since 2011
• Is currently restoring a 1992 BMW convertible
• Has helped coach a U-15 boy's lacrosse team for Finish Hard Lacrosse



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