Lacrosse Player Profile: Max Gradinger Is Top Long-Pole Defender For University Of Vermont Men’s Lacrosse
#6 * MAX GRADINGER * Sophomore * LSM * Rancho Santa Fe, CA
AS A FRESHMAN (2008): Gradinger was one of only two UVM freshman to play in all 16 games … Was seventh on the team with 29 ground balls … Recorded three ground balls in a 9-8 win against Fairfield on April 1 and a 12-10 victory at Marist on April 8.
“The senior defender and U.S. Lacrosse All-American was perhaps the most important cog in Torrey Pines’ run to a San Diego Section title. He anchored one of the stingiest defenses in the state while using his athleticism to jump-start the offense through transition. He led the Falcons with 136 ground balls, often initiating mismatch fast breaks. He also contributed five goals and seven assists. Widely regarded by his peers and opposing coaches as the region’s top player this season, he was named All-North County Conference and conference Player of the Year. ” (From San Diego Union-Tribune)
PERSONAL: Max A. Gradinger the son of Leo and Melanie Gradinger … His brother Nick plays lacrosse at Cornell … His grandfather Leo played college football at San Diego State … Lists Ladainian Tomlinson as one of his favorite athletes … Lists snowboarding as one of his hobbies … Majoring in business administration.
Year GP GB Sh G A Pts Pen
2008 16 29 4 0 0 0 15-12.5
Totals 16 29 4 0 0 0 15-12.5