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12 Drew Thompson
Drew  Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Northport, N.Y.

High School:
Northport

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 185

Position:
M


WORTH NOTING: One of the top all-around midfielders in the country--he plays offense, defense and takes faceoffs ... one of the most versatile middies to play at UVa for Dom Starsia ... preseason first-team All-American by Face-Off Yearbook ... tied a UVa midfield record and led the nation's midfielders with 23 assists last season ... scored 40 points, ninth in Virginia history for a midfielder ... his 32 career assists are tied for sixth in school history for a middie ... a team captain this season ... an excellent student who has been named to the ACC Honor Roll all three years.

AT VIRGINIA: 2006--Third year as a starter in the midfield ... frequently overshadowed by Kyle Dixon, Matt Poskay and Matt Ward, but had an outstanding year ... second-team All-American ... ranked 25th in the country in assists with an average of 1.35 per game and finished fourth in the ACC ... 23 assists led the nation's midfielders ... third in the ACC in ground balls (3.94/g) and faceoffs (.571) ... third in the ACC behind Dixon and Poskay in scoring by a midfielder with an average of 2.35 ppg and ranked ninth overall ... eighth-highest scoring midfielder in the nation with 40 points ... had a goal or an assist in every game ... had a big game against Syracuse in early March ... tied his career high with three goals while adding an assist ... won nine of 15 faceoffs and had a career-best eight ground balls ... led the team with two goals and an assist in the 7-6 win at Princeton ... two goals and an assist in consecutive road games vs. Maryland and North Carolina ... won 11 faceoffs, a career high, and had seven ground balls against the Tar Heels and was named ACC Player of the Week ... tied his career high with three assists vs. Maryland in the championship game of the ACC Tournament ... shared the team lead with Ben Rubeor with eight assists in the NCAA tournament ... scored a goal and assisted on two others in the first round of the tournament vs. Notre Dame ... won seven of 10 faceoffs against Georgetown in the quarterfinals ... one goal and two assists vs. Syracuse in the semifinals ... won eight of 12 faceoffs and tied his career high with three assists in the championship game win over UMass ... named to the All-ACC Academic Men's Lacrosse team and the ACC Honor Roll.

2005--Was healthy all season and played in every game after battling injuries the year before ... ran on the first midfield ... grew more confident as the season progressed and was playing at a very high level at season's end ... scored 11 goals and added six assists ... 10th among ACC middies in goals ... 31 ground balls were second among the team's middies ... scored twice in each of the first two games-Drexel and Manhattan ... led the team in scoring with a career-high three goals against Albany in the NCAA Tournament ... scored only one goal vs. Navy in the quarterfinals but it was a big one ... his goal with 5:21 left was the game winner.


2004--Worked his way onto the first midfield unit early on and played in 12 games ... progressed steadily throughout the season ... scored once and added three assists ... 17 ground balls were fourth among ACC rookies ... led the team with two assists in the win over top-ranked Johns Hopkins ... scored on a nice rip in the ACC championship vs. Maryland ... also finished with five ground balls ... missed the season finale due to a knee injury that required offseason surgery.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time lacrosse letterman ... two-time All-American ... three-time all-county selection ... his Long Island team won two gold medals at the Empire State Games ... two-time team MVP ... set school records for career goals (161), points (239) and faceoffs won (580+) ... 56 goals as a senior ... team won state championship his sophomore year and was state finalist his junior season ... MVP of the state championship as a sophomore ... won the school's scholar-athlete award ... National Honor Society member ... Louis Acompora Memorial Scholarship recipient.

PERSONAL: Son of Wendy and Andrew Thompson ... born 3-26-85 in Huntington, N.Y. ... his older brother, Ryan, was a teammate at UVa during his freshman season ... his father played lacrosse at Maryland from 1972-75 ... Louis Acompora Foundation board member ... cognitive science major.

THOMPSON STATISTICALLY

YearGPGBShGAPtsFO (pct.)Pen
2004 12 17 21 1 3 4 0-1 (.000) 0
2005 15 31 50 11 6 17 0-0 2-1:00
2006 17 67 68 17 23 40 80-60 (.571) 4-2:30
Career 17 115 139 29 32 61 80-61 (.567) 6-3:30

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Cavalier Close Up - Drew Thompson, number 12 on the men's lacrosse team, has a very special reason for that number.

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