Hoos Getting Honored

Current #UVAMSOC defender, Sergi Nus was named to the 2017 USLPDL All-Western Conference Team. The University of Virginia standout – ranked 13th on the fifth edition of the 2017 PDL Top Prospects list – helped the Fresno Fuego record five shutouts en route to earning a berth in the PDL Playoffs. Nus also provided two assists in 13 games (1,071 minutes).

Congratulations to #UVABase head coach Brian O’Connor who was inducted into the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. O’Connor grew up in Iowa and attended Council Bluffs St. Albert high school. Though he never coached high school baseball in the state, he was inducted as a “contributor”, one of the four designations for inductees.

UVA Athletics staff member Jess Wilk was honored during the 2017 World Cup with the FIL Spirit of Lacrosse Award. Each of the 25 nations participating nominated an individual who has made an impact on lacrosse as a player, coach and mentor. Wilk, a National Lacrosse Hall of Famer, has been a part of the national teams program for 26 years. She has appeared in the World Cup as a player four times, while also serving on gold medal-winning staffs in 2009, 2013 and 2017.

Senior Associate Director for Athletics Programs Jane Miller was one of four leaders from within college athletics to participate in the Experts’ Roundtable to discuss the role of the SWA. A 33-year veteran of the Virginia athletics department, Jane Miller has served as the senior associate director of athletics for programs/senior woman administrator since 2001. In December 2014 Miller was the first Senior Women’s Administrator appointed to the NCAA Division I Board of  Directors where she participates in the overall governance of NCAA Division I Athletics. Miller also serves on the University Women’s Leadership Council, Calendar Committee, Admissions Committee and Judicial Review Board. She is a member of the ACC Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Basketball and Baseball Committees. Miller was appointed Deputy Title IX Coordinator for the University in 2013 and served in that capacity until Spring 2016.

James Rogol, #UVAWSOC’s 2016-17 graduate intern, was honored for the work he did with that program last year as well as with his contributions to USA Soccer. Rogol was one of seven data analysts and video coordinators honored by being selected to the prestigious 2017 Hudl 100 list, an annual profiling of 100 individuals, teams and organizations that have made a significant impact in areas such as education of teams and athletes through instruction, celebrating and publicly acknowledging success achieved through sport and inspiring and motivating the sports community to change through progress. Others receiving this global recognition included ESPN’s Jay Williams, Oliver Gage (a former member of #UVAMSOC’s staff), Harlem Lacrosse, USA Football, Western Australia Basketball Association, Microsoft and Apple. Rogol graduated in May with a masters degree in data science from the UVA Data Science Institute.