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17 Mike Thompson
Mike  Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Richmond, Va.

High School:
Collegiate

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
M


WORTH NOTING: His grandfather, Wardlaw Thompson, was captain of the UVa lacrosse team in 1947 and 1948 ... a very good athlete who was a real surprise in the fall according to the coaching staff ... runs with authority ... his early playing time is likely to come in the defensive midfield.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lacrosse, football and basketball letterman ... four letters in lacrosse and a two-time All-American ... three-time all-state and all-league selection ... led his team to the state championship and was tournament MVP his senior year ... played running back and safety on the football team that won two state championships and one conference title ... honorable mention Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Met his senior season as his team went undefeated ... also earned all-state and all-league honors ... named the team's best back ... forward on the basketball team ... won the Rob Kelly Spirit Award and was voted his school's most athletic student as a senior.

PERSONAL: Son of Christy and Mike Thompson ... born 10-6-87 in Richmond, Va. ... has an older sister, Jackie, and a younger brother, John ... his father played football and lacrosse at Hampden-Sydney ... enjoys surfing, fishing and playing the drums ... co-founded Fastbreak Lacrosse Camp for youngsters in Richmond.

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