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Shout & Roar
Our student-athletes, coaches, alums and extended family do incredible things and this blog shares those stories. As the Good Old Song says, "It cheers our hearts and warms our blood to hear them Shout & Roar."
Gone Too Soon

6340123.jpgFormer #UVAMBB standout Chris Williams passed away earlier this month at the young age of 36. Ed Miller shares this thoughtful piece in The Virginian-Pilot, "remembering a quiet UVA basketball standout."

And the nominees are...

C2s8j_BXgAEO5ud.jpgCongratulations to former #UVAWBB standout Tonya Cardoza, the current head coach at Temple, who was named a finalist for the WBCA Coach of the Year this season. Cardoza (pictured above, left) recently completed her eighth season at Temple, leading the Owls to a 24-8 record and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2011. A 1991 University of Virginia graduate with a degree in anthropology, Cardoza starred for the Cavaliers, leading the team to four consecutive NCAA National Tournament appearances. As a senior, she led Virginia in scoring (15.5 ppg), and tied Dawn Staley for the rebounding lead (6.1 rpg) while earning the following honors: Kodak Honorable Mention All-America; Kodak First Team All-District III; First Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference; NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team. She was also a First Team All-ACC pick in 1988-89. Cardoza played in 121 games for UVa and graduated ranked third on the career steals list (375), fifth on the school's career blocked shots list (110), eighth in points (1,622) and 10th in rebounds (667).

Hoos in the Pros


Former #UVAFB standout Cedric Peerman has re-signed a one-year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. The eighth-year veteran was a Pro Bowl special teams pick in 2015, but was limited to six games last season with Cincy because of a broken forearm.

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Front Row Soccer: Derrick Etienne and Haiti face Nicaragua in CONCACAF Gold Cup qualifier
UVA Today: Interesting look at what UVA's Grounds could have been including a few early athletic facilities


DirCup0323.jpgThe updating standings are out and the Cavaliers are now 10th in this year's Learfield Directors' Cup race.


Former #UVAWBB forward Telia Marks-McCall is heading to the Sweet-16 as a member of the staff of this year's Cinderella team, Quinnipiac. Marks-McCall (pictured above in the patterned dress ), who led the Cavaliers in rebounding during her season season of 2012-13, played in Luxembourg and Finland after graduating, then worked for two years  a recruiting assistant for the University of Iowa women's basketball team before taking the job as Quinnipiac's basketball ops director. The Bobcats' Sweet-16 opponent, former #UVAWBB All-American Dawn Staley's South Carolina Gamecocks.


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A pair of #UVAMTennis alums, Dominic Inglot and Treat Huey, are both playing in the ATP Tour's Miami Open this week. The former teammates who have both been ranked in the top-20 in the world in doubles, posed in this doubles pic with their fellow tour members who are competing this week. The duo, and former professional doubles partners, are in the lower left corner, Huey in the front row second from the end and Inglot behind him with his hand on his shoulder.


Blog.jpgTwo @UVAMensLacrosse freshmen, Dox Aitken and Michael Kraus, were recognized by Inside Lacrosse's 2017 Early Season DI Freshman Rankings. Aitken comes in at No. 2 and Kraus registered at No. 4. They are two of three ACC freshmen on the list of 25 college rookies. Aitken has already set the UVA rookie record for goals by a midfielder with 20. Only eight games into the season Aitken is two points shy of breaking the UVA freshman midfielder point-scoring record of 27.  Among all-time UVA freshmen Kraus (21) and Aitken (20) rank No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, in goals scored with only eight games played. Kraus' 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) ranks No. 12 all-time among UVA freshmen. With the regular season hitting the mid-way point, there looks to be more upward mobility on these lists.

CanadianTennisBlogImage.pngOn the #UVAWTennis team, freshman Rosie Johanson ( has been tearing it up on the court this year for the Virginia women's tennis team. That effort has been noticed as she was ranked as one of the top 10 Canadian women's players in the U.S. recently by Universal Tennis. Johanson was 12-4 in tournament action in the fall and is currently 8-3 in dual matches, including a 7-2 record at No. 2 singles for the Cavaliers.

Other Hoos News
FloWrestling: Freshman Jack Mueller with one of the biggest upsets of the NCAA Wrestling Championship

Smoothie King

Screen Shot 2017-03-21 at 9.04.07 AM.pngUVA sports nutritionist Randy Bird is among the staff the New York Times spoke to regarding the changing world of college athletics nutrition.

Other Hoos News: UVA wrestling with the biggest jump in team standings.

oday-aboushi.jpegTwo pieces today about former Cavaliers in the professional ranks. First, former #UVAFB offensive lineman Oday Aboushi has signed a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

Next, former #UVABase All-American Phil Gosselin has made a great impression in Pittsburgh Pirates' Spring Training, showing his ability to play multiple positions well as he works to earn a roster spot.


Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 9.29.15 AM.pngSenior women's swimmer and 2016 Olympian Leah Smith checked off another accomplishment for herself last week at the NCAA Championships. Smith, who won back-to-back 500 freestyle NCAA titles entering the week, finished second behind Katie Ledecky but it was Smith's personal best and a UVA record time of 4:28.90. SwimSwam caught up with Smith following the performance to talk her new UVA record and becoming just the second woman ever to swim under 4:30.00.


Thumbnail image for Screen Shot 2017-03-16 at 11.17.42 AM.pngWKYC-TV sat down with former #UVABase and current Cleveland Indians outfielder Brandon Guyer and his wife Lindsay to talk about the challenges of having a family while playing professional spots. The couple has two children and have to balance the busy schedule that sees a baseball player on the road for multiple days at a time.

Staying Inside the Lines

JPJ.pngThe adult coloring book craze is everywhere, including here on Grounds. Virginia Magazine has published a variety of iconic scenes and places in its latest issue, including our own John Paul Jones Arena. Grab your crayons and check it out here.


C7CPQQWWwAA9CtZ.jpegCongratulations to former #UVAWBB standout Sharnee Zoll, who not only was named the MVP of the Polish Women's Basketball League, but dominated the voting. Zoll, who plays for Slezea Wroclaw, averaged 11.4 points, 3.6 assists and, as our Google translate program calls it 9.8 "collection" per game to lead the league in rebounding. Zoll finished her UVA career as the ACC's all-time leader in career assists.

Zero Waste

#UVAMBB has become the first Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball team to achieve "zero waste" during this year's Game Day Challenge. Fans participated in the event during a designated game ­- the Cavaliers' 53-43 victory over the University of North Carolina on Feb. 27. UVA Today details the achievement here.


Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 1.39.39 PM.pngThe numbers are in from Chris Long's charity, The Waterboys, trek up Mt. Killamanjaro. There is, however, always more work to do. For more information about the initiative or to make a donation, click here.

#HollyHoo'd  #HoosCare

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.34.15 AM.png#UVAMLax just completed a spring break trip to California to compete in the Pacific Coast Shootout against the Cornell Big Red. Over a three-day period, head coach Lars Tiffany had his players helping with youth lacrosse clinics in Compton, to meeting with the Seals at the Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, Calif., and also listening to successful professional speakers from many different walks of life. One speaker was Tom Rothman, the CEO of Sony Pictures in Culver City, Calif. Rothman is a former Brown lacrosse athlete, who played with former UVA hall of fame head coach Dom Starsia at the school in Rhode Island. Tiffany, also a Brown alum, developed a friendship with Rothman while he was the head coach of the Bears. Rothman, who's dad played two years of lacrosse at Virginia, invited the team to the studio for a private tour, followed by a time where the studio head spoke with the team and answered questions.


The NCAA Wrestling Championships begin on Thursday and the Hoos have four wrestlers fighting for an NCAA title at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Two of those wrestlers are seeded with freshman Jack Mueller seeded 10th at 125 pounds and senior George DiCamillo seeded 6th at 141 pounds. FloWrestling did its breakdown of the weight classes entering the tournament and DiCamillo is one of the wrestlers focused on as a potential All-American and NCAA Title contender, but he'll have to fight one of the stoutest weight classes at the tournament to do it.

IMG_6007.PNGJust in time for March Madness, the UVA-themed emojis are here! The new Cavalier emojis were developed through a partnership between UVA Athletics, University Communications and the Collegiate Licensing Company and are available from the iTunes app store or Google Play.

Other Hoos News
ESPN.Com: NCAA Swimming Preview


Derrick-Etienne-Red-Bulls-620x350.jpegFormer #UVAMSoc standout Derrick Etienne earned his first MLS start last weekend in the New York Red Bulls' home opener against Colorado and got plenty of praise from his 60-minute stint on the pitch.

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