The No. 8 Virginia Men’s Lacrosse team took a brutal hit this week as it was announced that third year midfielder Ryan Conrad would miss the rest of the season with a lower extremity injury. Conrad hit the field with what looked like a no-contact knee injury in last Saturday’s loss against No. 12 Syracuse.
Conrad had four goals, three assists, and 23 ground balls through the 4+ games he played this season, and is an integral part of the Cavaliers’ face off and clearing game. He’s an outstanding two-way midfielder for Coach Tiffany, and was named to the Tewaaraton watch list as one of the best 50 players in the country.
Said Tiffany in Virginia’s press release:
“All of Ryan’s teammates and coaches are heartbroken for our captain and leader. A warrior on the lacrosse field, losing the opportunity to compete is especially difficult for Ryan. We know he will be with us every step moving forward, guiding his fellow Virginia Cavaliers with his passionate words of encouragement.”
As one of the captains of the team - alongside fourth year defender Scott Hooper - Conrad will still be fully engaged on the sidelines this season. The Hoos are now 5-1 on the season, and spent the week in New York City after their 8-5 win over Manhattan College and before playing at Stony Brook on Saturday.
While in New York, the players supported the Men’s Basketball team in their ACC tournament quarterfinal win over Louisville: