TIFFANY ON SMITH
“Most of the faceoff stereotypes stick to this man: tenacious, scrappy and seemingly oblivious to pain. There is no questioning the intangible toughness qualities. But one common quality that David has avoided is stubborn. His willingness to open his mind and adapt several new tactics provided by Kip Turner has elevated his place on the depth chart. David is also proving to have a solid grasp of the team defensive schemes.”
• Appeared in all 15 of UVA's games
• Saw time on faceoff wing, SSDM and took some faceoffs too
• Scored two goals and dished out one assist
• Picked up 27 ground balls
• Scored first collegiate goal at Loyola
• Scored once at Johns Hopkins
• Tallied an assist against North Carolina
• Picked up four ground balls against Notre Dame
• Won three faceoffs at Loyola
• Appeared in seven of UVA's 15 games
• Made collegiate debut against High Point
• Won 8-of-15 faceoffs
• Was 5-of-7 on faceoffs against VMI
• A 2015 graduate of Shawnee High School in Medford, N.J.
• Four-year starter in lacrosse at Shawnee
• Scored 118 career goals and dished out 62 career assists
• Picked up 784 career ground balls
• In 2015 won 79 percent of his faceoffs
• Named the Courier-Post's 2015 player of the year
• Three-time all-county and three-time all-state honoree
• Two-time All-American
• In 2013 broke the Shawnee record for ground balls in a season (236), previously owned by former UVA All-American Chris LaPierre
• Won faceoffs at an 82 percent clip in 2014
• Three-year starter at outside linebacker for the Shawnee football team
• Collected 163 career tackles, 13 career sacks and five career interceptions as he helped Shawnee to back-to-back state titles
• On academic honor roll at Shawnee
• Son of Dave and Jeanne Smith
• Has one sister, Codi
• Enjoys playing pond hockey
Green Adjusting to New SurroundingsWrestling10/20/17A transfer from Boise State, which dropped its wrestling program last spring, Fred Green is a candidate to start at 157 pounds for Virginia.Butts' Bond With Benkert GrowingFootball10/18/17A redshirt junior from the Philadelphia area, UVA tight end Evan Butts has become one of quarterback Kurt Benkert's most reliable targets.Salt Evolving Into Pivotal PresenceMen's Basketball10/17/17A redshirt junior from New Zealand, 6-11 center Jack Salt has grown into a team leader for UVA, which has made four straight NCAA tournament appearances.
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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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