AT VIRGINIA: 2002?Had a breakout season ? very underrated performer ? received the team?s Class of ?99 ?Unsung Hero? Award ? played in every game and finished second in the ACC in ground balls (5.13/g) and 26th in the nation ? fifth nationally in ground balls by long stick midfielders ? had at least four ground balls in every game with a career-high of eight vs. Cornell in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament ??very active offensively as well ? scored three goals and added five assists ? sixth on the team in assists ? turned in a variety of big plays at key times throughout the season ? scored the game-winning goal early in the fourth quarter by looping behind the cage and beating the goalie on a one-arm shot to propel the Cavaliers to a 13-8 win in the sleet at Towson ? had two assists to John Christmas in man-down situations to help the Cavaliers defeat Maryland 11-10 in College Park ? also turned in perhaps the play of the game against Duke that clinched the ACC regular season title ? the Blue Devils had cut UVa?s 10-6 lead to 11-10 with a 4-1 run early in the fourth quarter ??Duke had the ball with a chance to tie the game, but Whitty intercepted a Blue Devil pass in front of his own goal and hit Nick Russo with a pass at midfield ? Russo scored to give the team some breathing room ? Whitty closed out the scoring by capitalizing on a botched clear attempt to score an insurance goal later in the game ??had assists in consecutive games against Penn State and Butler ??had 22 ground balls in the final three games?seven vs. Butler, a career-high eight against Cornell in the NCAA quarterfinals and seven vs. Syracuse in the national semifinals. 2001?Played in every game, starting the first two ... scored two goals and added an assist ...?19 ground balls tied for third among team?s long sticks ... scored a goal vs. Radford ... three ground balls vs. Maryland in the ACC Tournament ... scored a goal against Ohio State ... added an assist the next time out vs. Butler ... season-high five ground balls in NCAA Tournament loss to Hofstra. 2000?One of the team?s top rookies ... played in 11 games ... his playing time increased throughout the season, but dropped off at tournament time ... was the second long stick middie following an injury to Court Weisleder ... didn?t play in the first two games of the season ... third among UVa?s freshmen with 10 ground balls ... had a season-high three ground balls vs. Stony Brook ... assisted on an A.J. Shannon goal in that game ... scored a goal against North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament ... led the fast break and looked for someone to pass to ... didn?t find anybody, so he beat the goalie with a shot.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered twice in lacrosse ... team captain ... named All-City and All-County as a senior ... won team award as best defenseman ... lettered three times in basketball ... two-time captain ... two-time Basketball Cup winner as team MVP ... All-Conference ... also lettered three times in football ... team captain and All-Conference as a senior ... won St. Paul?s Best Athlete Award in 1999 ... won school Most Improved Athlete Award as a junior.
PERSONAL: Son of Mary Ellen and Bill Whitty ... born 1-19-81 in Timonium, Md. ... has two sisters, Lauren (19) and Jill (14) ... cousins with Brendan and Conor Gill ... Honor Roll student at St. Paul?s ? sociology major.
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
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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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