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45 Zach Ambrosino
Zach  Ambrosino

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Dover, Mass.

High School:
Taft School (Conn.)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Defense


TIFFANY ON AMBROSINO
“There is both a huge heart and fight in this man.  Zach relishes on-field challenges and confrontations, bringing an intensity to practice and especially for one-on-one matchups.  He utilizes his strength well with his holds and understands how to put himself in ideal positioning.  Zach is a trusted teammate with our defense due to his heightened awareness and laser-like attentiveness to anything that moves on the field.” 

2017
• Appeared in all 15 of UVA's games with 14 starts on defense
• Picked up 23 ground balls and caused 10 turnovers
• Picked up four ground balls and caused three turnovers against North Carolina
• Also picked up four ground balls against Drexel

2016
• Appeared in 14 of UVA's 15 games with nine starts on defense
• Made collegiate debut against Loyola 
• Picked up two ground balls against High Point
• Made first collegiate start at Cornell for the injured Tanner Scales
• Picked up two ground balls and caused three turnovers  in 9-0 win over Richmond

HIGH SCHOOL
Listed as the No. 29 recruit in the country by Inside Lacrosse
Listed as the No. 7 defenseman in the country by Inside Lacrosse
• Under Armour All-American
• USILA All-American
• NILCA All-American
• Two-time All-Western New England selection
• Western New England Defensive Player of the Year
• Also played football and was on the wrestling team

PERSONAL
• Son of Gary and Julie Ambrosino
• Has a younger brother, Matthew
• Played drums for 10 years


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