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Zola Short
Zola Short

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arlington, Va.

High School:
Washington-Lee

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 160

Position:
Defender/Midfielder

Birthdate:
01/07/1987



IN 2005: Started 17 of 20 games for the Cavaliers along the back ... played the second-most minutes (1,654) by a field player ... helped UVa record an ACC-leading 10 shutouts ... took five shots, which included three shots on goals ... converted one of the seven penalty kicks in the shootout against USF to help send Virginia to the NCAA Third Round.

IN 2004: Appeared in three games for the Cavaliers on the season ... made his first collegiate appearance in UVa's 3-0 victory over Marshall (9/3) in the Virginia Soccer Classic in the Cavaliers' season-opener ... appeared in his first ACC match in Virginia's 2-1 victory over #2 Wake Forest (9/17) ... appeared in UVa's 4-1 victory over #24 Old Dominion (10/27) ... lettered.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times in soccer as a midfielder at Washington-Lee ... named a four-time All-Northern District selection and was named a First-Team All-Northern Region choice in 2004 ... twice served as the team captain and was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 2004 ... recorded 32 goals and 22 assists at Washington-Lee ... honored as a four-time Scholar Athlete ... also earned two letters in indoor track where he was a two-time All-District selection ... holds the school records in the 300m, 4x200m and the 4x400m events.

PERSONAL: Son of Richard and Deborah Short ... born January 7, 1987 in Arlington, Va. ... has two siblings, Cullen and Jeremy ... choice Virginia for its excellent academics and athletics ... also recruited by William & Mary, Georgetown and Columbia ... plans to attend law school following graduation from UVa ... volunteer for the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter and the Arlingtonians for a cleaner environment.

Short by the Numbers

Year GP/GS Min. Sh G A GWG/GWA Pts
2004 3/0 63 0 0 0 0/0 0
2005 20/17 1,654 5 0 0 0/0 0
Career 23/17 1,717 5 0 0 0/0 0