CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- St. Anne's-Belfield senior Connor Shellenberger did not have the same view to watch the Virginia men's lacrosse team hoist the trophy as he did in 2011, but the feeling was the same.
"Just watching the game yesterday kind of gave me the same chills and vibes that I got when they won the championship in 2011 and I was actually there," Shellenberger said.
The Class of 2019 Virginia signee watched this year's Wahoos win the national championship from his home. Throughout the Cavaliers run to the national championship, Shellenberger saw the same things he fell in love with about Lars Tiffany's program.
"I think throughout Coach Tiffany's first couple of years here you've been able to see the gradual growth of the program and it's getting back to the same points," Shellenberger said.
Shellenberger is rated as one of the nation's top players in the Class of 2019, according to Inside Lacrosse. Now he hopes to learn from and help next year's team to defend their national title.
"Now that all those guys will have that experience and hopefully will be able to lead us, the younger guys, next year to those same experiences," Shellenberger said, "It's just cool to see how hard the team plays, how close they all are together on the field and it's just something you really look forward to being a part of."