Michael Hager is originally from Salem, VA where he played goalie for Salem High School. While playing in high School Michael earned valley, district and regional awards. Upon graduation in 2012, Michael went on to play lacrosse at Mary Washington. Michael transferred to Roanoke College in the spring of 2014 where he continued playing lacrosse for Roanoke. His senior year, Michael was received the Michael R. Murphy Award, an award given to a student-athlete that demonstrates extraordinary perseverance in accomplishing their academic and athletic goals. He graduated from Roanoke College in May, 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in business administrating with a concentration in marketing.