Virginia men’s lacrosse picked up a massive commitment from attackman Brendan Millon Tuesday evening. This means that for the fifth time in the previous seven recruiting cycles, the Cavaliers have landed the No. 1 recruit in the class.
Millon, who just completed his sophomore season at McDonogh School in Maryland, led the team to their second-straight Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association Championship.
Multiple top lacrosse programs, including Notre Dame, Johns Hopkins and Maryland, pushed to attach Millon to their programs but the combination of successful program history and prestigious academics made Virginia the right choice.
“The academics have always been a very important thing for me,” Millon said in an interview with Inside Lacrosse. “The new lacrosse facilities that are being built — they have some unreal things being built specifically for lacrosse. Also, after being [at the University] more than other schools because my brother goes there, I was able to get a better feel for the campus environment, and overall I loved it so much. Last but certainly not least is their national championship history and their history of winning.”
Millon’s brother McCabe was the No. 1 recruit in the class of 2023 and is gearing up for his first season with the Cavaliers. The brothers will have the opportunity to play two seasons on the field together for Virginia.
Coach Lars Tiffany has had an immense track record with recruiting since starting with Virginia. in 2016. The 2025 recruiting class now boasts three five-star and five four-star players with the commitment from Millon. The three five-stars rank tied for second in the country, behind only Notre Dame in quantity. Along with Millon, the Cavaliers hold pledges from two long-stick midfielders in No. 5 Robby Hopper and No. 13 Will Pedicano.
Virginia has become a dominant force on the men’s lacrosse recruiting trail, and judging from the first No. 1 overall recruit in the span — now senior attacker Connor Shellenberger — the Cavaliers are set up for continued success.