Cavaliers open 2014 season Friday (Feb. 14) against Kentucky
2013-14 class features nine student-athletes, including three MLB draftees
Made first college appearance vs. Princeton (3/20)
TITUSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Four-time all-region selection at pitching and outfield
Named 2013 D-10 Player of Year
Also was all-state selection his senior year
Set school record with 0.18 ERA in 2013; had 1.12 ERA his junior year
Struck out school-record 23 batters in nine-inning game in 2012
Named Amateur Baseball Report's 16U National Player of Year
Hit. 426 his senior year and posted .480 mark as freshman
Coached by Roy Schweitzer and Mike Hlad at Titusville
Also was member of swimming and golf teams
Was district qualifier during his sophomore and junior golf seasons
Holds 10 school swimming records; qualified for states all four years
All-state swimming honoree his junior and senior seasons
Graduated No. 3 in his high school class
Member of National Honor Society, Key Club and Varsity Club
Parents are Raymond and Kathy Bleday
Has two sisters, Jennifer and Amy, and one brother, Jeffrey
Cousin Nathan Bear currently plays baseball at Pitt-Johnstown; cousin John Bleday currently runs cross country at Dartmouth; cousin Alec Bleday ran cross country at Penn (2008-10); cousin Peter Bleday swam at Navy (2007-10)
Casey's Return Buoys CavaliersBaseball2/22/17Derek Casey, who missed the 2016 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, pitched five strong innings in No. 14 Virginia's home opener.Perrantes Searching for AnswersMen's Basketball2/21/17Senior point guard London Perrantes has made only 16 of 58 shots (27.6 percent) from the floor in his past four games, all Virginia losses.'Hoos Savor Latest ITA TitleMen's Tennis2/20/17In men's tennis, Virginia won its sixth ITA National Team Indoors Championship, defending Ohio State 4-1 at the Boar's Head Sports Club.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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