Friday, February 2, 2018
Congratulations to former #UVAFH All-American Michelle Vittese who earned her 200th international cap this week. Vittese, who has played midfield for the US Women’s National Team since 2011, reached the milestone during a four-game series against the world’s top-ranked team, The Netherlands, this week at Stanford, Calif.
Congratulations to former #UVAFB standout Chris Long who was voted as the NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP. The award is given each year to the player who best serves not only his team but also the community and the country. It is similar to the Walter Payton Man of the Year award however, the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP is voted on by active players and awarded from the NFLPA, while the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award is given by the NFL and voted on by a select group of people who are not active players. The award is named after the great Byron White, who played only two years in the NFL before joining the Navy. After leaving the Navy, White attended law school at Yale and served as a U.S. Supreme Court justice for 31 years. Long, who is practicing with the Eagles for Sunday’s Superbowl, still took time to record a humble thank-you message.