Virginia men’s lacrosse senior midfielder Ryan Conrad was announced Friday as the winner of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for men’s lacrosse in 2019.
All-American Ryan Conrad had been named the recipient of the 2019 Senior CLASS Award. He is the first Cavalier to win the prestigious men's lacrosse @SnrCLASSAward. #GoHoos— Virginia Men's Lacrosse (@UVAMensLax) May 24, 2019
Conrad bounced back from a season-ending knee injury in 2018 to notch 46 points for the Hoos in 2019 (18 goals, 28 assists). He leads all offensive players in Division I with 83 ground balls—the ultimate “hustle stat” in lacrosse. Conrad has been named All-ACC, second-team All America by Inside Lacrosse, and first-team All America by USILA. The Atlas LC of the fledgling Premier Lacrosse League picked Conrad second overall in the inaugural league draft.
“I am so shocked, surprised and happy about winning this coveted award,” Conrad said in a statement through the University. “This is a prestigious award that my dad brought first to my attention in high school. The student-athletes who have won this award, or have been finalists for the Senior CLASS Award in the past, is impressive company. Just to be compared and put in the same company is truly an incredible honor and I am so thankful and happy to be selected as the 2019 recipient.”
In the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals against Maryland, Conrad scored three goals in the Hoos’ nine-and-a-half minute flurry to come back from a 5-goal deficit in the fourth quarter. UVA would go on to win 13-12 in overtime, reaching Memorial Day weekend for the first time since 2011.
Virginia plays at noon on Saturday against Duke in the national semifinals.