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Billy Glading
Billy Glading

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bethesda, Md.

High School:
Gonzaga College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 172

Position:
Midfield



WORTH NOTING: One of the most complete middies in the college game ??ran on the first midfield and with the man down unit last season ? good skills and excellent without the ball ? his contribution generally not recognized in proportion to its value to the team ??very skilled player and one of the team?s best athletes ? was a star basketball player in high school ... led his team to three wins over a DeMatha team led by Joseph Forte of the Seattle Supersonics, and the ACC?s Rookie of the Year in 2000, and Kentucky?s Keith Bogans during his senior season ... scored the winning points in the final seconds in two of the games.

AT VIRGINIA: 2002? Had a very productive season ? teamed with Chris Rotelli and A.J. Shannon to form a very potent first midfield unit ? career-high 15 goals and 18 points ? opportunistic scorer who scored on 41.7 percent of his shots ? third among team?s short stick middies with 33 ground balls ? opened the season with a career-high four goals against Drexel ? scored twice vs. Notre Dame, including the game-winner with 1:45 remaining ? had a goal, an assist and tied his career high with four ground balls as UVa handed Johns Hopkins its first loss ? scored two goals against Duke in the ACC Tournament finals ? had two goals and an assist in a win over Butler ? scored once vs. Cornell in the NCAA quarterfinals. 2001?Had an outstanding fall and was having a big season until injuring his ankle and missing four games ... played in 10 games ... ran with the first midfield ... scored nine goals and added four assists ... seven of his goals came prior to his injury ... opened the season with a season-high three goals vs. Towson to lead team ... scored twice and added an assist vs. Denver ... scored his only goal of the game against Johns Hopkins midway through the third quarter but was injured on the play ... missed the next four games as Virginia went 2-2 ... returned to action against Maryland in the ACC Tournament and added an assist ... scored twice vs. Ohio State ... two assists vs. Hofstra in first round of NCAA playoffs is a career high. 2000?Reserve midfielder ... played in seven games and scored once ... played in five of the first seven games of the season, but played in only two games after that ... played in the opener against Syracuse ... four of his six ground balls came against Stony Brook, while the other two came against Radford ... scored his first goal against Butler ... played vs. Princeton in the national semifinals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times in lacrosse ... two-time All-American ... Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year ... two-time Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Player of the Year ... recorded 56 goals and 25 assists as a senior ... also earned three letters in basketball ... second-team All-WCAC and honorable mention Washington Post All-Metro as a senior ... team won WCAC title and finished ranked 25th in nation by USA Today.

PERSONAL: Son of Cissy and Bill Glading ... born 5-9-81 in Washington, D.C. ... has an older sister, Sarah (24) and younger brothers, Matt (17), Danny (15), and Pat (9) ... Honor Roll student in high school ... participated in Big Brother program ... grandfather played basketball at Cornell and Navy ... majoring in economics.

GLADING STATISTICALLY

Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists Pts Pen
2000 7 6 3 1 0 1 1-1:00
2001 10 16 29 9 4 13 1-1:00
2002 14 33 36 15 3 18 2-1:00
2003 15 41 64 22 1 23 5-4:00
Career 46 96 132 47 8 55 9-7:00