HIGH SCHOOL: Selected as a 2002 Powerade/McDonalds All-American ... a 2002 North Carolina East Team All-Star and named the Raleigh News & Observer Soccer Athlete of the Year in 2002 ... named the 2001 NCSCA Player of the Year ... selected as a 2001 NSCAA High School All-American ... named the 2001 adidas Elite Soccer Program (ESP) Most Valuable Player ... member of the US Under-18 National Team Pool in 2001 ... member of the Region III Team/Pool (1999-2001) and the NC ODP Team (1996-2001) ... member of the Coastal United Soccer Club state championship team in 2002 and the Charlotte Soccer Club state championship teams in 1998-2000 ... leading scorer for Charlotte Soccer Club & ODP (1999-2000) ... a three-time All-State and All-Conference selection from 1999-2001 ... also named All-Region (1999-2000) and All-South in 2001 ... four-time letterwinner and starter (1998-2001) at Hunt ... named both the Offensive Player of the Year (1999-2001) and the Defensive Player of the Year (2001) ... became the first All-American in Hunt High School history in any sport and also became the first All-American in soccer in Wilson County Public Schools history.
PERSONAL: Born on May 16, 1983 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ... son of Henry and Mary Long ... chose UVa for its academics and soccer program ... plans to play professional soccer and attend law school ... also recruited by North Carolina, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Old Dominion and UNC-Greensboro ... enjoys listening to music and going to the movies ... has a brother, Jonathan, and a sister, Jennifer ... brother plays soccer for UNC-Asheville.
'Hoos Looking to Make More HistoryMen's Tennis5/22/17A win over No. 9 seed North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon would give second-seeded Virginia its third straight NCAA men's tennis title.McKee Thriving in New SurroundingsTrack & Field, Cross Country5/22/17A transfer from Kansas, Kelly McKee will compete in the triple jump this week at the NCAA East Regional meet in Lexington, Kentucky.Cavalier Men's Basketball NotebookMen's Basketball5/16/17The Cavaliers are heading into their ninth season under head coach Tony Bennett, who has led them to four straight NCAA tournaments.
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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.
Men’s Soccer Announces 2017 Schedule
M. Soccer | 5/17/2017
The Cavaliers will open up the 2017 season at home when they host Villanova on Friday, Aug. 25.
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 | 12/02/2016
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.
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