Jan. 5, 2007
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - - Virginia sophomore wrestler Eric Albright moved up to No. 10 nationally at 133 pounds while teammate redshirt sophomore Rocco Caponi is No. 18 in this week's InterMat/NWCA/NWMA Division I Individual Wrestling Rankings. The No. 10 ranking is the highest by a Cavalier since 2004.
Albright is off to a 17-5 start after going 5-2 and placing fourth at the Southern Scuffle last weekend. He highlighted the weekend with wins over No. 8 Drew Headlee from Pittsburgh, 10-2, and 15th ranked Ricky Deubel of Edinboro, 6-1.
Caponi sits at 18-6 on the season after finishing fifth at the Southern Scuffle. He went 7-2 at the tournament.
InterMat/NWCA/NWMA Division I Individual Wrestling Rankings
1. Nick Simmons, Sr. Michigan State
2. Matt Valenti, Sr. Penn
3. Coleman Scott, Jr. Oklahoma State
4. Darrell Vasquez, Sr. Cal Poly
5. Jake Strayer, So. Penn State
6. Adam Frey, Fr. Cornell
7. Matt Keller, Sr. UT-Chattanooga
8. Evan Sola, Sr. North Carolina
9. Joe Baker, So. Navy
10. Eric Albright, So. Virginia
11. Drew Headlee, Jr. Pittsburgh
12. Mark Budd, Sr. Buffalo
13. Rob Preston, Jr. Harvard
14. Mario Galanakis, Sr. Iowa
15. Tyler McCormick, Jr. Missouri
16. Ricky Deubel, So. Edinboro
17. Mike Rowe, Fr. Nebraska
18. Matt DeLorenzo, Sr. Columbia
19. Lou Ruggirello, Fr. Hofstra
20. Jimmy Kennedy, Fr. Illinois
1. Jake Herbert, Jr. Northwestern
2. Roger Kish, Jr. Minnesota
3. Mike Pucillo, Fr. Ohio State
4. Tyrel Todd, So. Michigan
5. Raymond Jordan, So. Missouri
6. Joe Rovelli, Jr. Hofstra
7. Joe Williams, Jr. Michigan State
8. Jake Varner, Fr. Iowa State
9. Christian Sinnott, Jr. Central Michigan
10. Louis Caputo, So. Harvard
11. Alex Clemsen, Sr. Edinboro
12. Marc Bennett, Sr. Indiana
13. Lior Zamir, Sr. Penn
14. Justin Barent, Sr. Columbia
15. John Dergo, Fr. Illinois
16. Duke Burk, Fr. Northern Illinois
17. Phil Keddy, Fr. Iowa
18. Rocco Caponi, So. Virginia
19. David Craig, Fr. Lehigh
20. Jesse Strawn, Fr. Old Dominion
Spanish Journey Strengthens Cavaliers' BondMen's Basketball8/20/16The Virginia men's basketball team made strides on and off the court during its 10-day tour of Spain this month.'Hoos Heading Home On High NoteMen's Basketball8/17/16On the final night of its 10-day tour of Spain, Virginia routed the Sant Julià All-Stars 85-49. Four players scored in double figures for the Cavaliers.Hall Eager To Take On Larger RoleMen's Basketball8/16/16Devon Hall, who earned his bachelor's degree this summer, has two seasons of eligibility remaining for the UVA men's basketball team.
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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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