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
Blount Eager to Assume Larger RoleFootball3/21/18The job will not be handed to rising sophomore Joey Blount. He'll have to earn it. This is head coach Bronco Mendenhall's program, after all. But after spending the 2017 season as free safety Quin Blanding's understudy, Blount is the leading candidate to take over in the secondary for the University of Virginia's all-time leading tackler.'Hoos Exit With Heads Held HighWomen's Basketball3/19/18In its first trip to the NCAA tourney since 2010, 10th-seeded Virginia went 1-1 in Columbia, S.C., defeating seventh-seeded Cal and losing to second-seeded South Carolina.'Hoos Look To Take Next Step in NCAA TourneyWomen's Basketball3/18/18A win Sunday night over second-seeded South Carolina would send 10th-seeded Virginia to the NCAA tournament's Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2000.
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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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