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
Training Camp NotebookFootball8/11/17Training camp continues for UVA, whose second season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall starts Sept. 2 against William & Mary at Scott Stadium.Sullivan Primed for Final Season at UVAMen's Soccer8/9/17Fifth-year senior Sheldon Sullivan, now one of the Cavaliers' captains, started in 2014 on the team that won the program's seventh NCAA title.Spaziani Sees His Efforts RewardedFootball8/8/17One of the Cavaliers' long-snappers, redshirt junior Joe Spaziani was awarded a scholarship on the eve of training camp.
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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.
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