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45 Zach Ambrosino
Zach  Ambrosino

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Dover, Mass.

High School:
Taft School (Conn.)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
Defense


TIFFANY ON AMBROSINO
“Pound for pound, Zach is arguably the strongest of men in our program.  Combining this power with his feverish awareness on the field makes for an alert, energetic physical defenseman who seeks out the body contact.  Zach can be an intimidating matchup as he is unapologetic for his furious play.  Even more importantly, Zach is evolving into a leader from within the program as he takes more ownership and serves as a beacon for the rest of us.” 

2018
• Appeared in 12 of UVA's 18 games with six starts on defense
• Picked up 8 ground balls and caused one turnover
• Missed four games with an injury
• Picked up a season-high three ground balls against Dartmouth

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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