Gradinger in the News:
As a redshirt sophomore (2016): Appeared in all 20 games on the second midifeld line, totaling six goals and three assists ... scored a goal against High Point (2/20) in first game since return from injury ... had a goal in front of hometown California crowd vs. #1 Notre Dame (3/5) ... picked up a ground ball at Drexel (3/8) ... posted career-high three points on one goal and two assists at Princeton (3/12) ... dished an assist vs. #10 Albany (3/16) ... had a ground ball vs. #18 Rutgers ... scored a goal against #10 Navy (4/19) ... scored a career-high two goals in Big Ten Tournament semifinal win vs. #18 Penn State (5/5) ... had two ground balls in NCAA 1st Round vs. Quinnipiac (5/15).
As a sophomore (2015): Made season debut in victory at Navy (2/14) ... suffered season-ending injury in second game of season against Yale (2/21).
As a freshman (2014): Made his collegiate debut in 16-3 win vs. Mount St. Mary's (2/8) ... spectacular first collegiate goal, putting in his own rebound on a diving back-handed shot in 14-3 win over UMBC (2/15) ... also had one groundball vs. the Retrievers ... one groundball in 13-5 win at Michigan (3/18) ... saw time in the first half in 11-8 loss at No. 6 North Carolina (3/22).
Before Maryland: Two-time US Lacrosse High School All-American … 2013 US Lacrosse Western Region Player of the Year … his No. 6 jersey is retired by Torrey Pines - also worn by his older brothers, Nick and Max ... won the 2013 Adrenaline All-American honor after scoring four goals and adding two assists at the Adrenaline All-American Game … ranked the No. 15 freshman midfielder in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse ... ranked the 35th overall recruit by Inside Lacrosse ... four-year letterwinner for coach Jono Zissi at Torrey Pines HS … totaled 291 points on 144 goals and 147 assists for his prep career … 2013 San Diego Union Tribune Player of the Year … four-time all-league and all-county … two-time team captain.
Personal: Son of Leo and Melanie Gradinger … father, Leo, played football at San Diego State from 1977-80 … younger brother of Nick and Max … brother, Nick, played lacrosse at Cornell from 2006-09 … brother, Max, played lacrosse at Vermont from 2008-11 … majoring in communications.
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