October/November 2020

Moving Forward

Diana Ordonez And Nathaniel Crofts Play Important Roles For UVA’s Soccer Programs During Pandemic-Shortened Season

This issue of Cavalier Corner also includes:

  • Features on soccer forwards Diana Ordonez and Nathaniel Crofts
  • A story on Brennan Armstrong seizing the starting quarterback job for Virginia
  • Profiles on cross country runner Rohann Asfaw and field hockey goalkeeper Taylor Henriksen
  • Plus much more!

Dear Cavalier Fan

It has been exciting to finally have a chance to watch our student-athletes compete this fall. They have done a remarkable job preparing to play under very challenging circumstances. Perhaps even more challenging has been adjusting to virtual classes and attending class from dorm rooms and apartments. The 2020-21 academic year will certainly be memorable!

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Features

Fast Start

Fast Start

Second-year Diana Ordonez scored 34 points and was named All-ACC in her first season at UVA

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Fully Committed

Fully Committed

The work done by Brennan Armstrong during the COVID-19 pandemic solidified his role as a leader and UVA’s starting quarterback

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Cavalier Sports

Notable Numbers

Notable Numbers

AROUND GROUNDS Notable Numbers 4.67Saves per game for UVA soccer goalie and graduate student COLIN SHUTLER, which ranked third in the nation as of Oct. 26. Heading into the Cavaliers’ final two regular-season contests, Shutler — a preseason All-American — owned the lowest career goals against average (0.66) and the highest save percentage (.805) among […]

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Around Grounds

Around Grounds

AROUND GROUNDS Hoo’s Talking “He’s a challenge. He’s a problem. He’s a really good player. He looks like a young [NFL Hall of Famer and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback] Steve Young out there. Lefty, crafty, creative, extends plays, tough runner, really good size, accurate thrower, really has no fear. He puts the ball up […]

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Snapshot

Snapshot

snapshot Home Sweet Home Photo by Jim Daves When second-year forward Philip Horton converted a penalty kick in the second overtime period to lift the Virginia men’s soccer team to a season-opening 2-1 double overtime victory against Louisville, it marked the 300th win by the program at Klöckner Stadium. Opened in 1992, the home for […]

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Cavalier Profile: Rohann Asfaw

Cavalier Profile: Rohann Asfaw

cavalier profile   Rohann Asfaw Fourth-Year Cross Country   By Bill Bunting • Photo by Matt Riley Rohann Asfaw, a fourth-year on the Virginia men’s cross country team from Rockville, Md., has been a key to the success of the program this fall, helping the squad get off to a quick start in its shortened […]

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Profile: Taylor Henriksen

Profile: Taylor Henriksen

cavalier profile   Taylor Henricksen Redshirt Second-Year Field Hockey   By Melissa Dudek • Photo courtesy UVA Athletics Virginia redshirt second-year goalkeeper Taylor Henriksen was all smiles after she and the Cavalier field hockey team downed Wake Forest 1-0 in their second game of the season Sept. 27. “I’ve been waiting two years to have […]

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VAF News & Notables

Event Recaps

Event Recaps

VAF News & Notables Event Recaps As did many of our other annual events, this year’s All Sports Reunion looked very different. The traditional in-person all-inclusive tailgate and sport-specific events throughout a home football weekend were replaced with a two-week All Sports Recognition social media campaign. Our student-athlete alumni were able to engage on the […]

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Compliance Corner

Compliance Corner

compliance corner Eric Baumgartner,Associate Athletics Directorfor Compliance Rules Pertaining to Interactions with Prospective Student-Athletes​ Each academic year, the Compliance Office staff presents NCAA rule reminders to the UVA Board of Visitors and the VAF Board.  One of the topics covered during these meetings is “booster” interaction with prospective student-athletes.  NCAA rules limit the recruitment of […]

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Planned Gifts to the VAF

Planned Gifts to the VAF

Your Family Today, UVA’s Athletes Tomorrow Planned Gifts to the Virginia Athletics Foundation In times when personal finances feel unpredictable, planned gifts can provide flexible ways to support the University’s student-athletes. Bequests, beneficiary designations, and life income gifts (charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts) are among the most popular planned gifts. A planned gift […]

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Continued Success

Continued Success

CONTINUED SUCCESS Jim Shannon by Jamey Bulloch Jim Shannon (Col ’71, Law ’74), a former captain and record holder for the UVA men’s track and field program, is a retired litigation attorney from Richmond, Virginia, and a strong supporter and advocate of the Wahoo athletic program. After graduating from UVA, he started his own firm, […]

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Wahoo Nation

Wahoo Nation

WAHOO NATION Carol Matarese by Jamey Bulloch Carol Matarese has tailgated in the East L parking lot of Scott Stadium for many years. She and her family and friends have gathered together there on Saturday game days before heading in to the stadium to cheer on the Hoos. This year, with the many changes COVID-19 […]

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Letter From The Executive Director

Letter From The Executive Director

Letter From The Executive Director Dear Cavalier Fan, It has been exciting to finally have a chance to watch our student-athletes compete this fall. They have done a remarkable job preparing to play under very challenging circumstances. Perhaps even more challenging has been adjusting to attending virtual classes from dorm rooms and apartments. The 2020-21 […]

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