Jan. 29, 2018
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Sixteen Virginia football players were named to the 2017 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) All-State Division I Football team, announced the organization. Micah Kiser (LB) was named the VaSID Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row, while Brenton Nelson (S) was named the VaSID Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Virginia’s 16 honorees on the all-state team are the most, followed by James Madison’s 14 all-state selections and Virginia Tech’s seven.
Eleven Cavaliers earned second-team honors: Jordan Ellis (RB), Olamide Zaccheaus (WR), Jack English (OL), Jake Fieler (OL), Andrew Brown (DL), Jordan Mack (OL), Chris Peace (OL), Juan Thornhill (CB), Brenton Nelson (S), Joe Reed (KR) and Joey Blount (SP).
Richmond’s Kyle Lauletta was the VaSID Offensive Player of the Year, Norfolk State’s Juwan Carter was the VaSID Offensive Rookie of the Year and James Madison’s Mike Houston was the VaSID Coach of the Year.
Major Award Winners
Offensive Player of the Year: Kyle Lauletta, Richmond
Defensive Player of the Year: Micah Kiser, Virginia
Offensive Rookie of the Year: Juwan Carter, Norfolk State
Defensive Rookie of the Year: Brenton Nelson, Virginia
Coach of the Year: Mike Houston, James Madison
First Team Offense
QB Kurt Benkert, Virginia
QB Kyle Lauletta, Richmond
RB Marcus Marshall, James Madison
RB Carrington Mosley, Liberty
WR Cam Phillips, Virginia Tech
WR Cortrelle Simpson, Richmond
TE Evan Butts, Virginia
OL Dontae Duff, Liberty
OL Connor Hilland, William & Mary
OL Jahee Jackson, James Madison
OL Aaron Stinnie, James Madison
OL Wyatt Teller, Virginia Tech
First Team Defense
DL Andrew Ankrah, James Madison
DL Andrew Clyde, Richmond
DL Simeyon Robinson, James Madison
DL Oshane Ximines, Old Dominion
LB Tremaine Edmunds, Virginia Tech
LB Kyre Hawkins, James Madison
LB Micah Kiser, Virginia
CB Jimmy Moreland, James Madison
CB Rashad Robinson, James Madison
S Quin Blanding, Virginia
S Jordan Brown, James Madison
First Team Special Teams
PK Joey Slye, Virginia Tech
P Lester Coleman, Virginia
RS Isaiah Harper, Old Dominion
SP Hunter Winstead, Liberty
Second Team Offense
QB Bryan Schor, James Madison
RB Jordan Ellis, Virginia
RB Ray Lawry, Old Dominion
WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, Liberty
WR Olamide Zaccheaus, Virginia
TE Garrett Hudson, Richmond
OL Nick Clarke, Old Dominion
OL Chris Durant, William & Mary
OL Jack English, Virginia
OL Jake Fieler, Virginia
OL Kenneth Kirby, Norfolk State
Second Team Defense
DL Andrew Brown, Virginia
DL Tim Settle, Virginia Tech
DL Ricky Walker, Virginia Tech
DL Juwan Wells, Liberty
LB Brandon Hereford, James Madison
LB Jordan Mack, Virginia
LB Chris Peace, Virginia
CB Greg Stroman, Virginia Tech
CB Juan Thornhill, Virginia
S Raven Greene, James Madison
S Brenton Nelson, Virginia
Second Team Special Teams
PK Ethan Ratke, James Madison
P Harry O’Kelly, James Madison
RS Joe Reed, Virginia
SP Joey Blount, Virginia
'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.End Comes Too Soon for No. 1 CavaliersMen's Basketball3/17/18In the NCAA tournament's first round, No. 1 seed Virginia lost 74-54 to No. 16 seed UMBC in a South Region game in Charlotte, N.C.
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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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