CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Former St. Anne’s-Belfield star Connor Shellenberger scored four goals and dished out three assists in his collegiate debut, and the #5 Virginia men’s lacrosse team defeated Towson 20-11 on Saturday at Klöckner Stadium.
The redshirt freshman earn the start at attack for the ‘Hoos, and scored the first goal of the game.
Head coach Lars Tiffany says, “It was so exciting as a fan of Virginia lacrosse, as a fan of the center of Virginia, of Charlottesville lacrosse, to see Connor Shellenberger, the boy who grew up here, been dreaming about this moment, and last year, because of the redshirt, he didn’t get the chance, and now, here he is, in his first opportunity, so exciting to see him play at such a high level.”
“It was obviously very exciting,” says Shellenberger. “I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for this. Especially after the redshirt year last year, it was pretty cool to be here at Klöckner, and get that first win.”
Sophomore Payton Cormier tallied a game-high six goals for Virginia, while grad transfer Charlie Bertrand had four goals and two assists in his debut.
Virginia (1-0) is scheduled to be back in action on February 20th at Loyola.