AT VIRGINIA: 2004--One of several players who had a drop off from the year before ... won 49 percent of his faceoffs (123 of 251), but finished the year by winning at least 50 percent in five of the last six contests ... second in the ACC in winning percentage and total wins ... his 123 wins are 14th in school history ... third in the league in ground balls with an average of 4.15/g ... led the team in ground balls on four occasions ... won a season-high 69 percent (11 of 16) vs. Air Force ... tied his career high with 19 wins and 32 attempts against Syracuse in his second-best effort of the season ... had 11 ground balls in that game ... won at least half of his attempts in all three ACC games ... won 58 percent against Duke ... won 15 of 27 attempts vs. Maryland in the ACC Tournament finals ... closed the season by winning 11 of 20 against Penn State ... named to the ACC Honor Roll for the second year in a row for his academic achievement and athletic participation.
2003--Break-out season ... named UVa's most improved player ... second in the ACC and ninth nationally with a 58.8 faceoff winning percentage ... led the country with 204 wins and was second with 347 attempts, both school records ... won more than 68 percent on five occasions ... led the ACC and was 14th nationally in ground balls with an average of 5.71/g ... 97 GBs were seventh in the country ... scored a goal and added an assist ... opened the season by winning 70 percent (16x23) against Drexel ... was instrumental in the win over top-ranked Syracuse, winning 19 of 32 draws (both career highs), including 11 of 17 in the second half as UVa came from three goals down to win 16-15 ...claimed 11 of 18 (.611) in win over Princeton and followed that with a 14-of-23 (.609) performance against Notre Dame ...turned in an amazing performance in the loss to Maryland, winning 15 of 19 draws (.789), the second-best percentage of his career ... won eight of nine faceoffs in the second half against North Carolina to erase a 5-all halftime tie in a 10-7 win ... scored the only goal of his career against UNC in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament as UVa pulled out a 13-12 overtime win ... took 17 of 24 faceoffs (.708) in an 11-10 win over Penn State ... also had a key assist in the win ... was nearly perfect in the first round NCAA Tournament win over Mount St. Mary's, winning 10 of 11 draws (.909), all in the first half ...won 11 of 19 draws vs. Maryland in the national semifinals ... had a huge performance in the championship game vs. Johns Hopkins, winning 12 of 19 attempts (.632), including all three faceoffs in the fourth quarter.
2002-- Took the opening draw in the final 14 games of the season and nearly two-thirds during the season ... finished third in the ACC in faceoff wins ... finished the season strongly, winning more than half his draws in three of the last five games ... his 110 wins are second in school history by a freshman, while his 230 attempts are also second by a UVa rookie ... second among ACC rookies in ground balls ... had his only assist vs. Drexel in his collegiate debut ... also won eight faceoffs in 13 attempts in that game ... won 12 faceoffs in 23 attempts in a regular season match-up with Syracuse ... won a season-high 13 faceoffs in 24 attempts vs. Syracuse in the national semifinals.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter in lacrosse ... All-Metro ... All-Conference ... team captain ... faceoff specialist who won more than 70 percent of his attempts as a junior ... voted the MVP of the high school division at the Vail Shootout ... 2000 Bay State All-Star ... high school teammate of fellow UVa newcomer Brendan Gill ... three-year starter in soccer ... first-team All-Conference ... team captain
PERSONAL: Son of Cathy and David deVilliers ... born 1-5-82 in Lutherville, Md. ...older brother, David, played lacrosse at Denison ... Honor Roll student at St. Paul's ...sociology major.
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