Starsia Announces UVa's 2013-2014 Lacrosse Recruiting Class

Rhoads is a 6-foot-3, 200-pound defenseman from McLean, Va. A three-year letterwinner at the Landon School, Rhoads hails from the same school as former UVa All-Americans Ryan Curtis and Matt Ward; the latter is one of UVa's three Tewaaraton Trophy winners. The Landon team captain helped lead the Bears to the 2012 I.A.C. championship. Rhoads also plays football at Landon.

Webster is a 6-foot-2, 195-pound defenseman from Greenwich, Conn. Webster attends Deerfield Academy after transferring from Greenwich High School. Webster was a member of the New England squad that won the championship at the 2011 Under Armour Underclass tournament.

Williams is a 6-foot-2, 185-pound midfielder from Irving, N.Y. Already the state of New York's all-time leading scorer out of Silver Creek High School, Williams is a member of the Seneca tribe and lives on the Cattaraugus Reservation. Williams has already amassed 554 career points, surpassing the mark held by Casey Powell, the former All-American from Syracuse. He is listed as Inside Lacrosse's No. 5 Young Gun Senior after leading Silver Creek to the state semifinals, finishing the season with 72 goals and 54 assists - bringing his career numbers to 346 goals and 208 assists. Playing for the Six Nations Rebels of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, Williams helped guide the Rebels to their second consecutive Founder Cup title - the Canadian Lacrosse Association's Junior B national championship. He registered 30 goals and 37 assists in the regular season, 55 points in the OLA playoffs, and then put up 23 points in the Founders Cup tourney. He is also a standout football and basketball player.

"While they are excellent students and multi-sport athletes, there are some particularly intriguing stories to tell among the group," said Starsia. "You will find a powerful middie from the West Coast who is the younger brother (Emery) of one of our leading players, an all-star QB from the midwest (Fish) who rushed for 1651 yards and 29 touchdowns this past fall, a goalie from Philadelphia (Barrett) who returned to the gridiron for his senior year only to tear his ACL, a late addition to the U-19 Canadian World team who gave up his pursuit of a career in professional hockey (Mullen) to play lacrosse at Virginia and, a Native American (Williams) of the Seneca tribe, Wolf clan from the Cattaraugus reservation in Western New York who also holds the all-time scholastic scoring record in New York State with a full season to go. These are the stories that capture our attention and speak to the diversity and growth of the game. We will have an additional announcement to make in the spring about another addition to the class of 2017."

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2012-11-26



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