“He did it, and it was not by the proverbial skin of his teeth. This walk-on earned a spot on our roster due to effective dodging, accurate shooting and personal persistence. Jack quickly blended in with the men of our program, proving he belonged due to his play on the field and his unselfish demeanor. Having played both attack and midfield in high school, Jack can be useful in multiple ways for us but will focus primarily as a midfielder.”
• Appeared in three of UVA's 18 games
• Made collegiate debut at Stony Brook
• Picked up two ground balls, both against VMI
• Played attack and midfield at The Potomac School
• Earned the school's Senior Athletic Leadership Award
• Four-year starter on varsity
• Three-time first-team All-Mid-Atlantic Conference
• VISAA second-team All-State
• Washington Post All-Met honorable mention
• US Lacrosse Academic All-American
• Team captain in 2016 and 2017
• Three-time conference champion
• Also was a four-year letterwinner and starter on the soccer team
• First-team All-Mid-Atlantic Conference (Soccer)
• Team Captain (Soccer)
• Led the soccer team to its first state championhips appearance in school history in 2017
• Helped soccer team to 2015 regular season championship (first time since 1998)
• Also earned two letters in swimming
• Son of Ron and Mindy Peele
• Has one sister, Natalie and one brother, Luke
• Father, Ron, played football at UVA in 1977 and 1978
• National Laureate Award for National French Exam in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
• AP Scholar with Distinction
• Commencement speaker at high school graduation
• Enjoys surfing and snowboarding
Thompson Starts Laying GroundworkWomen's Basketball6/20/18Summer practice started Wednesday morning for the Virginia women's basketball team, which has a new head coach, Tina Thompson.Huff Looking to Make Up for Lost TimeMen's Basketball6/19/18A 7-1 forward from Durham, N.C., Jay Huff hopes to carve out a role in Virginia's frontcourt as a redshirt sophomore in 2018-19.Nus Traveling Road to RecoveryMen's Soccer6/18/18Rising senior Sergi Nus, an All-ACC defender who's recovering from a torn ACL, expects to be ready for Virginia's opener in August.
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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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