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Feb. 9, 2016

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Virginia’s Todd Wharton (Sr., Glen Allen, Va.) and Jeff Caldwell (So., Todd, N.C.) were named to the 2015 All-ACC Academic Men’s Soccer Team, announced Tuesday by the conference office.

Wharton was honored on the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time. A two-time All-ACC honoree after earning second-team honors in 2015, Wharton started all 18 Virginia matches, scoring a goal and adding three assists out of his holding midfield position. The team captain played the most minutes of any Virginia field player (1,673 of a possible 1,680).

Wharton was a four-year starter at midfield, making 81 career starts and playing in 85 matches. He scored a goal on a penalty kick during the regular-season match at Notre Dame and assisted on UVA goals against Charlotte, George Mason and Duke.

Caldwell was named to the All-ACC Academic Team for the first time. He was a third-team All-ACC honoree in 2015, Virginia’s first goalkeeper to be named to the All-ACC squad since Brock Yetso in 1998. He started all 18 matches and was the lone Cavalier to play every minute of the 2015 season. Caldwell picked up seven clean sheets and a 0.91 goals-against average while recording 61 saves, including a career-high seven stops in UVA’s ACC quarterfinal match at Notre Dame.

Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career for undergraduate students. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team. The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.

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