Established as a good bet for Olympic gold after breezing to a pair of world records two months ago, Virginia swimmer Ed Moses has decided to give up his final two years of NCAA eligibility. Moses is sifting through endorsement deals and stands to receive substantial bonuses from U.S.A.
After a lengthy courtship of J.C. Mathis, Pete Gillen and the Virginia coaching staff finally got their man when the 6-foot-8 New York recruit committed to the Cavaliers two weeks ago. Mathis, a 220-pound forward from John F.
Four years ago, Willie Dersch graduated from Holy Cross High School, ready to take the ACC by storm after a high school career in which he was named a McDonald's All-American and was honored as the best basketball player in the state of New York. This weekend, Dersch graduates from the University of Virginia, ready to prove himself in the world of investment banking after a college basketball career in which he failed to reach the lofty goals established for him by recruiting experts and Cavalier fans. Dersch arrived in Charlottesville bearing the burden of what now look like unrealistic expectations.
I missed it last year. Dom Starsia and his always- a-bridesmaid-never-a-bride band of Cavaliers deked and juked their way to the 1999 NCAA men's lacrosse title, past the national rivals that always used to trip them up just short - and I missed it. Such are the consequences of those few weeks during finals each semester when the honest, hard-working folks who lovingly craft your Cavalier Daily each and every day succumb to the reality that they might actually have to study for those three-hour examinations looming on the horizon.
For any golfer to have a good outing, each phase of his game needs to come together smoothly. That means the long game, the short game, tee shots and putts all have to work - it does not hurt to have luck on his side too. The case is not much different for the Virginia men's golf team.
The recruitment of Virginia basketball target J.C. Mathis has been more like a nine-month NyQuil infomercial than a never-ending episode of "The Bold and the Beautiful." No tales of Ronald Curry-like infidelity to pass along.
With one swing of the bat, the Cav softball team took the wind out of the Pirates' sails and swept both games of a doubleheader yesterday against East Carolina at The Park. After being down 5-0 after two innings, the Cavaliers (24-34, 3-3 ACC) took matters into their own hands.
The Virginia men's lacrosse program claimed two of the three annual ACC awards Tuesday. Drew McKnight was named the conference Player of the Year and coach Dom Starsia was named Coach of the Year. McKnight's selection marks the second year in a row that a Cavalier has been selected ACC Player of the Year; current Virginia asst.