December 16, 1998
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Sophomore midfielder Jason Moore (Lawrenceville, Ga. / Parkview) announced his intentions to leave the University of Virginia for Major League Soccer's draft here Wednesday.
"Again we're losing one of the best young talents in the country," UVa head coach George Gelnovatch said. "Jason has a great opportunity to become a really great player on the professional level. I think we provided him with an environment in which he could grow as a person and as a student athlete.
"Now it's time for him to take the next step into the world of professional soccer. We'll miss him, but we'll continue to bring in great soccer players."
Moore finished second on the team this season with seven assists and culminated his career with 16 assists. Known for his ability to control the ball in the midfield and run the offense, Moore had three game-winning assists this fall and seven game-winners in his two years in a Cavalier uniform.
"I feel this is in my best interests," Moore said. "This is a chance I don't want to pass up. It's always been a dream of mine to play professionally."
Moore will join 18 other former Cavaliers in the MLS. Last season, three UVa players were selected by MLS teams.
"It was a short stay here, but I can't complain," Moore said of his career in a Wahoo uniform. "We played in the championship game last year and came close this season. I came to Virginia to get better as a player and to have a chance at a national title, and both of those things were accomplished.
"Everything from the coaching staff to the facilities at Virginia is simply the best in the nation," Moore added. "Playing college soccer at UVa is about as close as you can come to playing for a professional club team in Europe. We didn't win a championship, but I had a great time playing there."
'Hoos Make Statement With Resounding WinFootball9/23/17On the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium, where Boise State rarely loses, Virginia rolled a 42-23 victory Friday night in a game shown on ESPN2.Dreams Coming True for Opoku at UVAMen's Soccer9/22/17Edward Opoku, a native of Ghana, is the leading scorer for No. 9 Virginia, which hosts No. 7 North Carolina on Friday night at Klöckner Stadium.Reinkensmeyer Moves Center StageFootball9/19/17Redshirt freshman Dillon Reinkensmeyer will make his third start for Virginia -- his second at center -- at Boise State on Friday night.
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.
UNC’s Golden Goal in 95th minute Sinks Virginia
M. Soccer | 9/22/2017
Jelani Pieters scored his fifth goal of the season in the 95th minute to help No. 7 North...
Jeff White: Dreams Coming True for Opoku at UVA
M. Soccer | 9/22/2017
Edward Opoku, a native of Ghana, is the leading scorer for No. 9 Virginia, which hosts No. 7...
Virginia Hosts UNC in Top 10 Matchup at Klöckner Friday
M. Soccer | 9/21/2017
No. 9 Virginia will be at home to host No. 7 North Carolina on Friday night (Sept. 22) at 7 p.m.
Opoku Earns ACC Player of the Week Honor
M. Soccer | 9/18/2017
Junior Edward Opoku was named ACC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring both goals in a 2-1 ...
Opoku’s Two Goals Lead No. 12 Virginia Past Va Tech
M. Soccer | 9/15/2017
Junior Edward Opoku (Millbrook, N.Y.) recorded the first multi-goal game of his career in a 2-1...
No. 12 Virginia Resumes ACC Play at Va Tech Friday
M. Soccer | 9/14/2017
No. 12 Virginia continues Atlantic Coast Conference play on Friday (Sept. 15) when it travels to ...
Strong Second Half Lifts No. 12 Virginia Over Marquette
M. Soccer | 09/12/2017
A pair of second half goals were the difference for No. 12 Virginia in a 2-0 victory over Marquette.
No. 11 Virginia, No. 7 Syracuse Play to 2-2 Draw
M. Soccer | 09/08/2017
No. 11 Virginia and No. 7 Syracuseplayed to an exciting, 2-2 draw in front of 2,596 at Klöck...
- Online Stores