2000: Recorded 1,858 minutes of playing time after starting 22 of the 24 games he appeared in ... posted team-highs with 38 points, 16 goals and six assists ... four of his goals and three of his assists were game-winners ... took a team-high 102 shots ... named the ACC Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-ACC selection ... named the ACC Player of the Week (9/4) after he scored three goals and recorded one assist (seven points) in his first two games as a Cavalier ... named the 2000 Freshman of the Year and was a Third Team All-America selection by Soccer America ... selected to the Soccer America Team of the Week (9/13) ... named to the NSCAA Adidas First Team All-South Atlantic Region squad ... named the Player of the Year in the state of Virginia and a First Team All-State selection by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) ... named to the Virginia Soccer Classic All-Tournament team ... named to the Maryland/Fila Invitational All-Tournament team ... scored a goal in Virginia's 5-0 victory over Lehigh in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/19) ... by scoring his 16th goal of the season against Lehigh in UVa's 5-0 victory over the Mountain Hawks in the first round of the 2000 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship, he became Virginia's all-time leader in points scored by a freshman (38 points) - broke current head coach George Gelnovatch's school record record of 37 points scored by a UVa freshman - his 16 goals also tied Gelnovatch's record mark of 16 goals scored in a single season by a freshman at Virginia ... scored two goals (including the game-winner) in Virginia's 3-1 victory over Elon (10/18) ... scored the game-winning goal after Ryan Trout crossed a pass from mid-field in Virginia's 3-1 victory over North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. (9/24) ... scored his first collegiate goal in his Virginia debut when he netted UVa's first goal of the season in a 3-2 victory over South Florida (9/1) in the Virginia Soccer Classic ... scored two goals and added an assist in Virginia's 7-1 victory over Jacksonville (9/3) in UVa's second game of the Virginia Soccer Classic ... posted the game-winning assist when he sent a corner kick to teammate Jonathan Cole, who then headed the ball into the Duke goal in Virginia's 3-0 victory over Duke in the ACC Tournament Semifinals (11/10) ... recorded his 15th goal of the season in Virginia's 2-0 shutout victory over Providence (10/29) when he gathered a cross from teammate Jacob LeBlanc and fired a shot from 12 yards out ... scored UVa's first goal of the game (his 14th of the season) in Virginia's 4-1 victory over American (10/25) ... recorded his second game-winning goal of the season when Sheldon Barnes sent a pass to him that he gathered and beat Virginia Commonwealth's goalkeeper in Virginia's 1-0 overtime victory over VCU (9/20) ... scored both of Virginia's goals in UVa's 3-2 overtime loss to William & Mary (9/27) ... scored his 11th goal of the season when Ryan Trout sent a cross to him that he chipped-in from 10 yards out in Virginia's 3-2 victory over Clemson (10/15) ... dished-out two assists, including the game-winning assist on Ryan Gibbs' goal, in Virginia's 2-0 victory over Maryland (11/3) ... recorded his first collegiate game-winning assist when played a ball upfield to Ryan Gibbs, who then scored the game-winning goal in Virginia's 2-0 victory over Wake Forest (9/16) to give UVa it's first ACC victory, first shutout and first road win of the 2000 season ... scored two goals, including the game-winner, and tallied an assist in Virginia's 6-1 victory over N.C. State (10/1) ... scored his 10th goal of the season in Virginia's 3-2 double-overtime victory over James Madison (10/4) ... lettered.
High School: Selected as the 2000 Gatorade National Player of the Year ... named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-American ... chosen as the NSCAA/adidas New Jersey State Player of the Year after leading the state of New Jersey in scoring with 66 goals and 15 assists through 25 games during his senior year ... named a first team All-State selection by the Associated Press in 1999 ... is a three-time All-State selection ... two-time team Most Valuable Player (MVP) and was twice named to the NSCAA All-East team ... played soccer on the 1999 U.S. Under 17 National team for coach John Ellinger ... participated on the 2000 Olympic Developmental Program (ODP) Region I Team ... coached by current UVa men's assistant coach Craig Reynolds on the ODP Region I Team ... won four letters at Bergen Catholic High School under coach Jim McGirr.
Personal: Born on July 9, 1982 in Washington Township, New Jersey ... son of Andranik and Anna Eskandarian ... father played professional soccer for the New York Cosmos ... brother, Ara, plays soccer for Villanova.
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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.
Jeff White: Afamefuna Thriving in New Role
M. Soccer | 4/24/2017
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M. Soccer | 2/7/2017
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M. Soccer | 1/18/2017
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M. Soccer | 12/9/2016
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M. Soccer | 12/6/2016
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M. Soccer | 12/2/2016
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M. Soccer | 11/27/2016
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M. Soccer | 11/25/2016
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