Virginia wins PK shootout 4-2 for championship
Match will be televised by ACC's Regional Sports Networks
Eric Bird scores in 68th minute as short-handed Cavaliers rally for tie
Wharton scores on penalty kick as Cavaliers advance to face top-ranked Notre Dame
Cavaliers rally after early own goal, tie game with 34 seconds remaining
Cavaliers prevail in penalty kicks to claim their seventh national championship
Early Darius Madison goal sends Cavaliers to 1-0 win in NCAA semifinals.
Top images from the run to a seventh NCAA title
NCAA Men's Soccer vs. UCONN (by Jim Daves)
Men's Soccer vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)
• Starting right back for most of season; played second-most minutes on team (2119)
• Played in all 23 matches, making 22 starts
• Shifted to center back in early November for regular-season finale vs. North Carolina and ACC tournament matches against Virginia Tech and Notre Dame
• Had streak of 45 straight starts snapped vs. Davidson
• Named to NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team as UVa recorded a pair of clean sheets in winning to NCAA championship
• Assisted on Eric Bird's game-tying goal in draw against Notre Dame (9/21)
One of three Cavaliers to start all 24 matches
Has played in last 41 games, with 40 straight starts, primarily at right back
Tied with Ryan Zinkhan for most career games played on team with 55
Also has played and started in team-high seven NCAA tournament matches (tied with Zinkhan for most total games)
Saved ball on the line against Wake Forest in ACC quarters (11/12)
Earned assist on Zinkhan goal in win over George Mason
Played in last 17 games, with 16 straight starts at right back to conclude season
Missed first four games of the season with mononucleosis
Appeared in 14 games, starting 13
Played full game in his final 12 starts
Recorded first assist on Zinkhan goal vs. Navy (10/11)
Started season opener against WVU (8/26)
Named first-team all-state and all-met as senior
Two-time first-team all-region selection (2009 and 2010)
Four-time all-district and all-area honoree
Four-year varsity starter at North Stafford
Earned team's Unsung Hero Award for defense as freshman
Parents are Hugh and Audrey Sullivan
Has one brother, Sheldon, who is a freshman on the UVa soccer team
Harris' Returns Bolsters SecondaryFootball4/28/17After missing most of last season with a shoulder injury, cornerback Tim Harris figures to be a key member of Virginia's secondary this fall.Williams' UVA Journey Nearing Its EndMen's Lacrosse4/26/17One game remains in the college career of attackman Zed Williams, who'll graduate from UVA next month with a bachelor's degree in drama.Afamefuna Thriving in New RoleMen's Soccer4/24/17After making the ACC's All-Freshman team as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to contribute more at the attacking end this year.
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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
An ACC All-Freshman selection as a defender last fall, Virginia's Robin Afamefuna is looking to...
Caldwell, Lowe Named to All-ACC Academic Team
M. Soccer | 2/7/2017
Caldwell, a history major, earned his second All-ACC Academic Team distinction in as many seasons...
Claudio Reyna Named to Virginia Sports Hall of Fame
M. Soccer | 1/18/2017
UVA soccer alum played for 13 years with U.S. National Team and competed in four FIFA World Cups.
Opoku Named NSCAA Second-Team All-American
M. Soccer | 12/9/2016
Opoku finished second on the team with six goals in 2016, including five game-winning scores.
Opoku and Nus Earn NSCAA All-South Region Honors
M. Soccer | 12/6/2016
Opoku was a first-team selection at forward, while Nus earned a spot on the third team at defender.
Jeff White: Soccer Teams Turn Attention to 2017
M. Soccer | 12/2/2016
Virginia's soccer teams are fixtures in their respective NCAA tournaments, and 2017 should bring ...
UVA's Season Ends in Double OT Loss at Stanford
M. Soccer | 11/27/2016
Seeded No. 12 in the tournament, the Cavaliers finish their season with an 11-4-5 record.
UVA Travels to Stanford Sunday for NCAA 3rd Round
M. Soccer | 11/25/2016
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