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Rob Emery

School

Virginia

Position
Midfield
Major
Economics
G
14
A
5
PTS
19
GB
18

Classroom

Rob has been on the ACC Honor Roll all three years he has been at UVa. He holds a 3.23 cumulative GPA in Economics and will graduate in May. On the UVa Dean’s List in the Fall of 2010 and 2012, Rob was on the All-ACC Academic team for the the 2013 season. Rob is a very dedicated student who possesses impeccable integrity, ambition and character, and understands the importance and value of an education. He will graduate in four years from Forbes’ No. 1 public non-military college, despite the rigors of the men’s lacrosse schedule.

Character

Rob is a high character individual as evident as he was voted by his teammates as one of UVa’s three captains. Due to an injury to All-American Chris LaPierre in 2013, Rob was called upon to pick up some of the dirty work on the ground, which resulted in 38 ground balls, one of the highest numbers in the nation among midfilders on the first line. His shooting percentage numbers dropped a bit because of the added responsibilities, but Rob never wavered from what was best for the team. Rob always has time for those around them, whether its the fans after a game or the media. He brings the same class to post-game interviews in victory and defeat. A lot of his character can be defined in his community outreach.

Community

Rob is an active member of UVa’s A.C.E. program, Athletes Committed to Community and Education. He volunteers weekly at Southerland Middle School and works with physical education classes. He also is involved with various community-outreach programs — including teaming up with UVa men’s lacrosse teammates to handle race logistics for the annual Gene Arnold Memorial Virginia Area 3 Special Olympics Pepsi 10k Run. Rob is involved with two other community outreach programs that were born during his time at UVa by former teammates and has helped continue their run. Lacrosse Mustache Madness was founded in 2009 to help awareness for prostrate cancer. The past four years the money raised has gone to the HEADstrong Foundation, which funds cancer research and supports families and survivors of blood cancer. Rob has been a part of that outreach four of the five years of its existence as the event each November has raised over $400,000 since Nov. 1, 2009. The second outreach Rob has worked with during his UVa career has been the Will Barrow Memorial Flag Football Tournament. The tournament helps raise funds for the underfunded UVa HELP Hotline, a suicide prevention service through UVa’s Madison House.

Competition

Rob is a two-time All-American that currently ranks No. 15 all-time among UVa midfielder goal scorers with 59. As a true freshman he started the NCAA title game, helping UVa to its fifth all-time title. Was selected in Jan. 2014 in the third round of the MLL Draft by the Boston Cannons.