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10 Will Bates
Will  Bates


Chester, Va.

High School:
Thomas Dale

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185



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• Finished seventh in UVa history in goals (46)
• Tied for third in UVa annals in game-winning goals (15)
• Finished ninth in career points at UVa (102)

• Named to 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
• First-Team All-ACC honoree
• Team co-captain with Sean Murnane
• Played in 20 games with 17 starts (missed season opener vs. Georgetown)
• Scored seven goals in last 10 games
• Second in ACC in goals (12), second in goals per game (0.6), third in points (25), and third in points per game (1.25)
• Headed in game-winning goal in 87th minute against Lafayette in NCAA first-round match (11/15)
• Scored on shootout attempts against both Wake Forest (11/6) and North Carolina (11/9) in ACC Tournament
• Scored on penalty kick in win at NC State (11/1)
• Scored fourth career hat trick in win over Mount St. Mary's (9/11)
• First goal of 2012 season was game winner against Duke (9/7)

• 2011 First-Team All-ACC
• Named to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team
• Started 15 matches at forward
• Suffered knee injury at Virginia Tech (10/21) and missed remainder of season
• Ranked fourth in ACC in goals (14) and points (32)
• Ranked seventh nationally in goals at time of injury; finished year 13th nationally in goals and 15th in points
• Recorded a hat trick in 4-3 loss at Wake (10/14)
• Scored game-winning goal in 84th minute and had assist in 2-1 upset win over then-No. 2 Maryland (10/7)
• Named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Oct. 11 after Maryland performance
• Fell one shy of the Virginia single-game school record with four goals against Radford (9/20)
• His goal against Cincinnati was game winner in 1-0 victory (9/2)
• Named to Hokie Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/2-4)
• Scored two goals, added two assists vs. Richmond

• Appeared in 17 games and started each of those contests
• The Cavaliers' leading scorer with eight goals and four assists (20 points)
• Team-high three goals were game-winners
• Had two game-winning assists
• Scored two goals and added an assist vs. Campbell (Nov. 2)
• Scored two goals and had two assists, tying a career-high six points, against Alabama A&M (Oct. 9)
• Had a part in each of the goals in UVa's 2-0 win over American (Sept. 21), scoring a goal and assisting on another
• Was the difference the Cavaliers' season-opener vs. UAB (Sept. 3), scoring the game-winning goal
• Named to the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy Watch List
• Soccer America Preseason All-American
• Named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) All-State second team

• Named National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America
• NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team member
• Member of the ACC's All-Freshman team
• Named to the ACC All-Tournament team and scored the game-winning goal in the ACC Championship match vs. NC State (Nov. 7)
• Led the Cavaliers with 12 goals and an assist
• Had a team-high five game-winning goals
• Notched a hat trick against Bucknell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 22)

High School
• Played for the Under-18 National Team that competed at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in the summer of 2009
• Also competed with the Under-15 and Under-17 teams
• A four-year starter for two-time state champion Thomas Dale High School
• Finished his high school career with 47 goals and 46 assists and was named to the first team all-state, first team all-region and first team all-central district teams
• Played for the Richmond Strikers on the club level

• Parents are Rich and Sue Bates

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