Wharton named to team for the third time
Virginia senior midfielder earns third-team honor from NSCAA
Salandy-Defour, Rozhansky score second-half goals as UVA advances to face Maryland Sunday
Rozhansky and Wharton named to second team, Caldwell and Opoku to third team
Cavaliers finish regular season with 9-3-3 record (4-2-2 ACC)
Men's Soccer vs. Tulsa (by Kelsey Grant)
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
• Named Second-Team All-ACC at midfielder
• Four-year starter at midfield, making 81 career starts and playing in 85 matches
• Started all 18 matches at holding midfield
• Wore captain’s armband in all 18 matches
• Scored penalty-kick goal at Notre Dame (9/25)
• Assisted on UVA goals against Charlotte, George Mason and Duke
• One of 30 candidates for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
• 2014 Third-Team All-ACC honoree
• Played in 22 matches, making 21 starts in Cavaliers' midfield; has started 62 of UVa's last 63 games since 2012
• Scored equalizer with 53 seconds left in second half in NCAA quarterfinals at Georgetown to send Cavaliers to College Cup (12/6)
• Converted on one of UVa's five PKs in NCAA quarterfinal win at Georgetown
• Also converted on UVa's first PK in NCAA championship game shootout against UCLA (12/14)
• Scored on penalty kick in 1-0 ACC tournament win over Virginia Tech (11/5)
• Picked up assist on Eric Bird's goal in 1-0 win at George Mason (10/7)
• Recorded UVa's first goal in 3-0 win at Pitt (10/4)
• Assisted on Sam Hayward's game-winning goal against UAB (9/7)
• Missed 2014 opener while recovering from offseason knee injury (sprained MCL); snapped streak of 41 straight starts
Started all 24 matches at holding midfield and 41 straight dating to 2012
One of three Cavaliers to start all 24 games
Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
Played full game in all but two matches and in final 14 contests; led team with 2,226 minutes played
Tied for second on team with six goals and 15 points
Was 4-for-5 in penalty kicks; scored on PK in NCAA College Cup against Maryland (12/13)
Scored on PK for Virginia's third goal in NCAA win over Marquette (12/1)
Converted PK for UVa's first goal against Notre Dame (11/15)
Scored on PK in overtime to defeat Wake Forest in ACC quarterfinals (11/12)
Assisted on golden goal off corner kick in win over UNC Greensboro (10/29)
Recorded UVa's first goal in draw with Maryland (10/11)
Scored second career goal and first of 2013 off free kick against Pitt (10/4)
Assisted on Matt Brown's late game-tying goal against NC State (9/20)
Picked up assist on Riggs Lennon's goal vs. Providence (9/24)
Named to 2012 All-ACC Freshman Team
Earned spot on ACC All-Academic Soccer Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll
Played in all 21 games, with starts at midfield in last 18 matches
Scored UVa's third goal in PK shootout in ACC quarters at Wake Forest (11/6) and in ACC semifinals vs. North Carolina (11/9)
Scored first career goal, the game winner, in win over Drexel (9/18)
2011-12 ESPN Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year
2011 NSCAA Youth All-American
2011-12 Times Dispatch/Sportsbackers Scholar Athlete of the Year
2011 Colonial District Player of the Year
Holds Deep Run's single-season record with 36 goals in 2012 and career record with 75 goals
Also holds Deep Run's single-season and career records for assists - 25 assists in 2012 and 55 career helpers
Two-time First-Team All-State, First-Team All-Central Region and First Team All-Metro (2011-12)
Two-time team MVP
Four-time Silver Boot Award winner (team leader in assists) and two-time Golden Boot Award winner (team leader in goals)
Academic All-State Honoree
Coached by Frank Ford at Deep Run
Named Outstanding Wildcat Scholar in Foreign Language and Sciences in 2009 and 2011
Earned Straight A Honors from 2008-2010; member of Spanish Honor Society, Beta Club and Key Club
Parents are Greg and Cindy Wharton
Has one brother, Bryan, who played soccer at Hampden-Sydney (2008-12)
Father played football at William and Mary (1984-88)
Margin of Error Gone for CavaliersMen's Lacrosse4/29/16To become eligible for an NCAA men's lacrosse tournament bid, Virginia (7-7) must upset second-ranked Brown (13-1) on Saturday night.UVA Spring Football NotebookFootball4/27/16With spring practice over, Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall and his assistants have turned their focus to recruiting.Cavaliers Push On With Heavy HeartsBaseball4/25/16No. 21 Virginia, coming off an emotionally draining weekend in Coral Gables, Fla., meets ODU at noon Tuesday in Norfolk at Harbor Park.
Director of News Content
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.
Virginia Announces Spring Exhibition Schedule
M. Soccer | 3/2/2016
The spring slate features four friendlies against nearby college programs, including three in...
Virginia Welcomes 10 Student-Athletes for 2016-17
M. Soccer | 2/25/2016
Ranked third nationally by Top Drawer Soccer, the talented group features 10 student-athletes,...
Caldwell and Wharton Named to All-ACC Academic Team
M. Soccer | 2/9/2016
Wharton was honored on the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time, while Caldwell was a first-t...
Scott Thomsen Inks MLS Homegrown Contract with New York Red ...
M. Soccer | 12/23/2015
Thomsen played 66 career matches for Virginia and was a key figure in UVA’s run to the 2014...
Etienne Signs MLS Homegrown Contract
M. Soccer | 12/21/2015
Etienne is the second Virginia player to ink a homegrown deal in the last three seasons, joining ...
Jeff White: 'Hoos Will Look to Refocus in 2016
M. Soccer | 12/11/2015
Virginia, which won the NCAA men's soccer title in 2014, lost in the round of 32 this year. A...
Wharton Named to NSCAA All-South Region Team
M. Soccer | 12/09/2015
The team captain played the most minutes of any Virginia field player (1,673 of a possible 1,680).
Klöckner: College Soccer Field of Year
M. Soccer | 11/30/2015
The pitch at Klöckner Stadium has been tabbed as college soccer's 2015 Field of the Year by ...
- Online Stores