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9 Drew McKnight
Drew  McKnight


Virginia Beach, Va.

High School:
Norfolk Academy

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 180


WORTH NOTING: Returning co-captain S preseason All-American S a hard worker who does everything well ... very reliable, on and off the field S 66 career assists and 132 career points lead all returning Cavaliers.

AT VIRGINIA: 1999-Started all 16 games on attack S third-team All-American S scored a career-high 25 goals, while adding 22 assists (fifth in the ACC) S led team with three assists vs. Rutgers and two against Massachusetts S scored a season-high four goals, and added an assist, in regular season win over Maryland S two goals and an assist in ACC Finals win over Duke S three goals, two assists vs. Stony Brook S team-high three assists in win over Butler S paced Virginia with four goals and two assists in NCAA quarterfinal win over Delaware S game-high three assists in NCAA semifinal win over Johns Hopkins S tallied twice in title game vs. Syracuse S named to the ACC Honor Roll for his academic work and athletic participation.
1998-Played in 13 games, earning honorable mention All-America honors S also won team's Offensive MVP award S ranked second in the ACC and 10th nationally with a career-high 24 assists S scored a goal and had three assists in the season opener vs. Syracuse S one goal and two assists in the upset of Princeton S had a career-high five assists in a dramatic 12-11 win over Duke on April 11 S moved out front from behind the cage and scored a career-high five goals as UVa defeated Duke in the ACC Tournament six days later, tying the game and then scoring the game-winner in the fourth quarter S made ACC All-Tournament team S one goal and two assists in the NCAA quarterfinal game vs. Syracuse.
1997-Finished third in scoring (42 points) and assists (20), and sixth in goals (22) S had a great first collegiate game in UVa's season opener against Syracuse ... scored two goals and dished out four assists against the Orangemen S scored game-winning goal with 2:21 remaining in double overtime in Virginia's 15-14 win over Maryland on March 29 S also had an assist in that game S other performances included: three goals, one assist vs. Pennsylvania; two goals, one assist vs. Johns Hopkins; two goals vs. VMI; two goals, two assists at Duke; one goal, two assists vs. North Carolina in semifinals of ACC Tournament; and three goals, three assists vs. Bucknell.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, football and lacrosse at Norfolk Academy S two-time All-American in lacrosse and three times All-State and All-Prep S scored 12 goals and had four assists for the U.S. 19-Under team in 1996 S All-Prep and All-State in football.

PERSONAL: Born 10-27-77 in Newport News, Va. S son of Alice and Smokey McKnight S National Merit Scholarship finalist at Norfolk Academy S father played baseball at West Virginia S economics major.


Year Games G.Balls Shots Goals Assists Pts
1997 14 29 70 22 20 42
1998 12 25 59 19 24 43
1999 16 40 56 25 22 47
Career 42 94 185 66 66 132


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