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.
Stearns Making Mark on UniversityWomen's Soccer8/25/16A four-year starter for the Virginia women's soccer team, Morgan Stearns hold the program record for career victories by a goalkeeper.Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' BondMen's Basketball8/20/16The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.'Hoos Heading Home On High NoteMen's Basketball8/17/16On the final night of its 10-day tour of Spain, Virginia routed the Sant Julià All-Stars 85-49. Four players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers.
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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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