Men's Lacrosse


5   Dylan Gruder
Dylan  Gruder


Smithtown, N.Y.

High School:
Smithtown West

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180



Massachusetts Upsets No. 10 North Carolina, 14-9

Bogart scores three goals, Dolan turns aside career-high 18 shots in win


No. 15 Albany Takes Victory from Men's Lacrosse

Minutemen drop 16-4 decision at Garber Field


Men's Lacrosse Secures 16-9 Victory Over No. 11 Ohio State

Minutemen close strong to come back from early deficit for first win of the year


Men's Lax Wins 12-9 Over Drexel In Return To Garber Field

Balance on offense key for Minutemen in Cannella's 300th game as head coach


Hartford Outpaces Men's Lacrosse In Minuteman Road Loss

Multi-goal efforts from Hegarty, Sokol and Whiteway not enough in 15-8 decision



MLAX VS. ARMY Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MLAX vs. PROVIDENCE Photos by Thom Kendall '93



MLAX vs. HARVARD Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Photo Gallery: Dylan Gruder

2016 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Earned single-season bests with 24 groundballs and seven caused turnovers ... Led the short-stick defensive midfielders in both categories ... Had at least one groundball in 11 of 13 games played, including multiple grabbed in eight of those contests ... Scooped up one groundball playing short-stick defensive midfield and working on the clear and ride units in the season-opener at Army West Point (2/12) ... Productive in the middle against No. 11 Ohio State (2/20) with a career-best five groundballs and a caused turnover ... Grabbed a pair of groundballs operating out of the faceoff and clear and ride midfield units against Hartford (3/1) ... Earned his first point of the season via an assist, grabbed a pair of groundballs and caused two turnovers against No. 15 Albany (3/8) ... Collected three groundballs and dished out one assist against No. 10 North Carolina (3/12) ... Created one Penn State turnover and grabbed three groundballs in the 11-9 win over the No. 20 Nittany Lions on March 19 ... Caused two turnovers and picked up a groundball at Delaware (4/2) ... Secured two groundballs at Fairfield (4/16) ... Provided two groundballs and a caused turnover versus Hofstra (4/23).

2015 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Tallied 11 groundballs, six caused turnovers and two points over 15 games as a short-stick defensive midfielder ... Recorded his two points via a goal and assist ... Took four shots during the season ... Made his first appearance as a reserve against No. 20 Army (2/7), when he provided one groundball ... Matched his play against Army with another groundball at No. 6 North Carolina (2/14) ... Scored his first collegiate goal and added a groundball at No. 12 Harvard (2/21) ... Had another GB during the win over Quinnipiac (3/10) and loss at No. 18 Towson (3/28) ... Collected two groundballs against Fairfield (4/4) ... Earned a single-game best three caused turnovers with his first career assist and a groundball at Hartford (4/11) ... Added two more caused turnovers during the win over Drexel (4/18) ... Totaled a groundball and created one turnover against Delaware (4/24) ... Grabbed two groundball during the 9-8 upset win at No. T19 Fairfield during the CAA Championship Semifinal Round on April 28 ... Had all six of his caused turnovers on the season during the final five games.

2014 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... CAA Academic Achievement Award ... Appeared in all 13 games as a freshman with six groundballs and four caused turnovers ... Played in his first collegiate game during the win at Army (2/8) ... Saw time in the midfield during UMass' 12-11 win over No. 14 Ohio State in overtime on Feb. 16 ... Caused a pair of turnovers to help UMass hold Harvard to four goals in an 8-4 win on Feb. 22 ... Rotated into the midfield during the 15-2 win at Brown on March 1 ... Scooped up two groundballs and caused one turnover against No. 18 Albany (3/8) ... Added another groundball against Towson (4/5) and one more against No. 12 Hofstra (4/19) ... Caused one turnover and grabbed a groundball at Delaware (4/25).

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Smithtown West High School for head coaches Bob Moltisanti and Sean Keenan ... All-league honoree as a senior in 2013 ... 2010 Rising-Sophomore Suffolk Team ... 2011 Rising-Junior Suffolk Team ... 2012 Rising-Senior Suffolk Team ... Capped his scholastic career with 20 points as a senior on 12 goals and eight assists while helping Smithtown West to a 16-3 record and an appearance in the Suffolk Class A Semifinals ... Smithtown West finished 60-14 during his four seasons with the program ... Also found success on the basketball courts at Smithtown West, earning three letters, and was an honor roll student at Smithtown West.

Personal: Son of Glenn and Stephanie Gruder ... Has one brother, Kyle.

Career Highs & Miscellaneous Statistics
Goals: 1, at #12 Harvard (Feb. 21, 2015)
Assists: 1, at Hartford (April 11, 2015)
Points: 1, twice, last at Hartford (April 11, 2015)
Groundballs: 2, 3x, last at #T19 Fairfield (April 30, 2015)
Caused Turnovers: 3, at Hartford (April 11, 2015)

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