Cavalier Corner

June 2018

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cavalier sports 8 CAVALIER CORNER around the grounds ALL PHOTOS COURTESY UVA 13 UVA men's lacrosse players have been named ACC Freshman of the Year af- ter midfielder Matt Moore earned the honor this year. The native of Garnet Valley, Pa., tallied 19 goals and 15 assists for 34 points, which ranked No. 2 among rookie midfielders in school history. 23rd Was graduate transfer Dylan Thomp- son's national positional ranking by Rivals at strongside defensive end when he signed with Ohio State out of Ad- dison, Ill., in the class of 2014. He was limited to just two appearances with the Buckeyes due to injuries and will join the Cavaliers after graduating this summer. 15 Consecutive seasons the men's tennis team has reached the NCAA Champi- onships after qualifying and winning its tournament opener under first- year head coach Andres Pedroso. The women's team also found success under a rookie head coach, Sara O'Leary, and posted nine ACC wins — tied for third most in program history — plus a victory in its first NCAA trip since 2016. June 9, 1981 For the first time in program history, Virginia produces multiple top-100 picks in the NBA Draft. Guard/forward JEFF LAMP was selected 15th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers to become the third first-round pick the program had produced at that point, while shooting guard Lee Raker was drafted 77th overall in the third round by the San Diego Clippers. Forward/center Lewis Latimore gave the school a trio of draftees for the first time, when he came off the board in the seventh round, 159th overall, to the Milwaukee Bucks. The team would tie its program record with three selections in 1984 and 1987 (three picks in the top 70), but that may never be done again with just 60 picks in the modern draft. June 18, 2006 Washington Nationals rookie third baseman Ryan Zimmerman celebrated Father's Day with his dad in the stands to watch him by hitting a two-run home run to walk off with a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees. It marked the team's second straight comeback win over the Yankees in as many days, and the No. 4 overall pick in the draft a year earlier told the press it was the first-ever walk-off hit of any kind during his entire playing career. "No walk-off nothing — single, anything," he mused after the memorable moment. this month in uva history One of the best decisions I made when I first got the job here was to hire Jason Williford. His loyalty to our program, his passion for the players and his ability to recruit made this an easy decision." — Head basketball coach Tony Bennett after he promoted Williford, a nine-year assistant and 1995 graduate of UVA, to associate head coach (Bennett also announced April 17 former director of recruiting/player development Orlando Vandross had been promoted to assistant coach) 9 Straight ACC Championships have been won by the rowing team after they swept all five races in the 2018 edition. The Cavaliers have won 18 of the 19 conference regattas and 73 of 80 championship races in them. No. 7 UVA made its 21st appearance in the NCAA Championships in 22 years and notched a fifth-place finish May 25-27 in Sarasota, Fla.

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