Played in 18 of UVa's games
Saw time at LSM
Had a career-high three ground balls against Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament
Caused a career-high two turnovers against Penn
Picked up two ground balls against Denver and two more against Maryland during Championship Weekend
Played in 17 of UVa's 18 games
Did not play in NCAA semifinal against Duke
Picked up eight ground balls and caused two turnovers on season
Made five appearances as a reserve defenseman
Listed as the No. 45 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Rated the No. 11 incoming defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
The first player from Florida recruited to play at Virginia
Only the second player from Florida to play in the Under Armour All-American game
Team won state championship his junior and senior years
Game MVP as a senior
Earned all-state, all-county and all-district honors his last two seasons
Holds school record for ground balls (540)
Scored 30 goals and 25 assists in his career, including 12-and-6 as a senior
Two-year starter at defensive back and wide receiver in football and led the team in interceptions
Son of Deborah and Jim Melzer
Has an older brother, Tyler, and a younger brother, Griffin
Enjoys deep sea fishing and rock climbing
Very active in the community, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and United Way among others
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Jeff White: Cavaliers' Margin for Error Gone
M. Lacrosse | 4/29/2016
To become eligible for an NCAA tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-...
UVA to Face No. 2 Brown on Saturday in Georgia
M. Lacrosse | 4/28/2016
Howard Named to the Men’s Lacrosse All-ACC Squad
M. Lacrosse | 4/27/2016
Virginia’s Michael Howard was named to the men’s lacrosse All-Atlantic Coast...
Virginia Gets Road Win at Georgetown, 8-7
M. Lacrosse | 4/23/2016
The Virginia Cavaliers (7-7) earned a road win over the Georgetown Hoyas (2-11) on Saturday...
UVA Hits the Road Saturday Night at Georgetown
M. Lacrosse | 4/21/2016
Virginia Drops ACC Contest on Senior Day to No. 13 Duke
M. Lacrosse | 4/17/2016
Virginia Cavaliers (6-7, 0-4) dropped its final ACC contest of the season to No. 13 Duke (8-6, 2-...
Jeff White: Williams Finds Second Home at UVA
M. Lacrosse | 04/15/2016
In his second season as a starter, junior Zed Williams is the fourth-leading scorer for Virginia,...
Virginia Hosts No. 13 Duke on Senior Day
M. Lacrosse | 04/14/2016
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