A three-time letterman at UVa, Thompson was one of the team's most popular players emotional leaders during his career. He was a team captain of the 2005 squad that reached the final four before falling in overtime to eventual national champion Johns Hopkins.
In 2005 he received the team's Tom Rixey Award for spirit and inspiration. Thompson fought back from a devastating injury early in his career that caused him to take some time away from school. After redshirting in 2001 due to the injury, he scored three goals during his second season in 2002. He was out of school for two years during which time he coached with Hilgartner at Woodberry Forest in 2004 before coming back to UVa in 2005. Last year he returned to Woodberry to work with Caravana.
Thompson, a native of Annapolis, Md., is majoring in anthropology with a minor in drama and is expected to receive his degree this summer.
Post-Signing Day Football NotebookFootball2/12/16The start of spring practice is still more than a month away for UVA football players, whose current focus is the team's winter strength and conditioning program.Rivalry Win Continues Cavaliers' AscentMen's Basketball2/10/16In defeating Virginia Tech for the 10th time in the rivals' past 12 meetings, seventh-ranked Virginia never trailed Tuesday night at John Paul Jones Arena.Even-Keeled Cavaliers Ready for RematchMen's Basketball2/9/16At 8 p.m. Tuesday, No. 7 Virginia meets ACC rival Virginia Tech at John Paul Jones Arena. The Hokies upset the Cavaliers last month in Blacksburg.
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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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