CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three Virginia men’s lacrosse players in Scott Bower, Xander Dickson and Quentin Matsui have been named Scholar All-Americans by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA), the organization announced on Wednesday (June 28).
The announcement marked the third consecutive year in which at least three UVA student-athletes have been recognized and the eighth instance in program history of multiple honorees in the same year.
Bower was the Cavaliers’ primary long-stick midfielder this past season, appearing all 17 possible games. He finished with 38 ground balls on the season, including a single-game career high of five in UVA’s 15-10 win at Notre Dame (March 25). Bower also recorded a pair of caused turnovers in Virginia’s NCAA Quarterfinals win over Georgetown. He earned his undergraduate degree in American Studies this past spring and is set to enroll at TCU’s Ranch Management graduate program.
Dickson was one of the most productive offensive players in the nation this year. He became the program’s first-ever 60-goal scorer in a single season after finishing the year with 61 goals. Dickson was named a USILA second team All-American and an All-ACC selection. He was also selected No. 3 in the second round (11th overall) by the Atlas in the most recent PLL Draft. Like Bower, Dickson earned his bachelor’s degree in American Studies.
A three-year starter for the Cavaliers, Matsui capped his career by appearing in 14 games, including 13 starts at close defense. He finished the year with 22 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers, which tied for third on the team. In Virginia’s road win over the Irish, Matsui tied his career high of three caused turnovers. Matsui earned his degree in Commerce with concentrations in finance and information technology.