We got close a few times but couldn’t make it happen in 2021, but here we are in 2022 and it was worth the wait.
Tillman made a strong case for the greatest lacrosse goalie of all time during his four years in the crease at Virginia. As a freshman, Johnson was named ACC Rookie of the Year and wrapped his career in the NCAA as a 4x All-American and 2003 National Champion.
Tillman started all 59 games in his collegiate career from 2001-2004 and finished his career third in ACC history with a school-record 700 saves.
Known for being incredibly responsive and an acrobat between the irons, Tillman has helped revolutionize the position.
Tillman inspired an entire generation of lacrosse goalies.
“This dude back in 2003 made ME want to play goalie.” @diggstape
He showed us the true power of the goalie position.
In 2003, in the National Championship Game and really the whole tournament, he played light out making save after save, pumping up his team, and winning the national title for Virginia along with tournament MVP honors.
Suddenly, middies, attackmen, and d-players all wanted to be the goalie.
That Tillman Johnson Championship was the first college game I ever went to. That day I switched from attack to goalie and never looked back
Lacrosse is my passion! The game has given me so much and this blog is my way of giving back to the lax community. Specifically the most bad a$$ part of that community - the goalies! After learning to play goalie from scratch, I wanted to create a site where I could share what I learned with others so they too can become champions in the crease and in life. Learn more about Coach Damon.
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