"Few would have believed it, and our staff was not prepared to either. Griffin spent the first two days of tryouts doing little to earn a spot on our roster as a walk-on. But then on day three there was a spark, as Griffin demonstrated an uncanny knack for picking up ground balls and scoring goals with his long stick. He has a great deal to improve upon in other areas, but Griffin could prove to be an asset with faceoff wing-play this spring."
• Joined roster as a walk-on during fall practice of 2016
• Appeared in eight of UVA's 15 games
• Made collegiate debut against Drexel
• Saw most of time on faceoff wing
• Picked up five ground balls on the season
• Picked up three ground balls against Cleveland State
• Two-year letterwinner in lacrosse at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey
• Was team leader in goals and assists by a pole
• Second on the team in ground balls
• Was a four-year letterwinner in ice hockey and had 11 points as a senior
• Played one season of soccer
• On the Dean's List
• Son of Steven Spolansky and Jodi Smith
• Has three brothers, Gage, Lawson and Chase, and one sister, Peyton
Williams Excited About Opportunity at UVAGeneral Release10/22/17The next athletics director at UVA will be Carla Williams, who's been a student--athlete, coach and an administrator at the University of Georgia.'Hoos Take Step Back in One-Sided LossFootball10/21/17For Virginia, which lost 41-10 to visiting Boston College on Saturday, the next opportunity to become bowl-eligible comes next weekend at Pitt.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.
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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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