CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The United Soccer Coaches announced Thursday (Dec. 15) that Virginia captain Andreas Ueland has been named a First Team Scholar All-American. He joins Joe Bell (’19) as the only Cavaliers to garner the honor.
To qualify as a scholar All-American, student-athletes must be a junior or above at their institution in academic standing. They must also have started more than 75 percent of all games played and been a significant contributor to their team. Student-athletes must also have a cumulative grade point average of a 3.4 or better on a 4.0 scale for their career.
Ueland is a fourth-year commerce major and a three-time member of the All-ACC Academic Team. He has also been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team on two occasions. Ueland was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region team last week (Dec. 6).
One of the nation’s premier defenders, Ueland was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-ACC selection. He was a co-captain on a Virginia team that earned a top-four seed in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th time in program history, and the first since his debut season in 2019.
Ueland was one of five Cavaliers to start all 19 games for Virginia in 2022. As the team’s defensive anchor, he led the team to eight shutout performances, a total that is tied for fourth-most in the ACC. Ueland’s trademarked sliding tackles were instrumental in victories over Syracuse and Clemson. In addition to his defensive prowess, Ueland added two goals for the Cavaliers that both leveled the score in crucial moments against Virginia Tech and Syracuse.