UVA men’s lacrosse adds Division III Player of Year Boyden

By Jerry Ratcliffe

Photo: Tufts Athletics

Virginia men’s lacrosse has landed the Division III Player of the Year, former Tufts attackman Jack Boyden, through the transfer portal.

Boyden, who posted 290 points during the past two years, told Inside Lacrosse that he will play his fifth year for Lars Tiffany’s Cavaliers. The former Tufts star scored 69 goals and made 88 assists last season, leading the Jumbos to the Division III national championship game.

Boyden, known for his playmaking skills, will be mentored by UVA’s new offensive coordinator and associate head coach Kevin Cassese, who formerly was head coach at Lehigh for the past 16 years. Cassese replaced Sean Kirwan, who was hired as head coach at Dartmouth.

Virginia also added former Binghamton face-off standout Matthew DeSouza.

The Cavaliers made it to the national semifinals this past season, losing to eventual national champion Notre Dame, which Virginia defeated twice during the regular season.