CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – After reaching its second College World Series in the last three seasons, Virginia came in at No. 10 on Perfect Game’s Preseason Top-25. Junior Griff O’Ferrall was named a Perfect Game Second Team Preseason All-American. 

The Cavaliers were one of six Atlantic Coast Conference teams featured in the Top-25 and one of two in the top-10 (Wake Forest). Virginia went 50-15 last season and was the No. 7 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. UVA has produced five 50-win seasons since 2010, tied for the second most of any college program in that span. 

O’Ferrall, who spent the summer playing shortstop for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, set a school-record with 108 hits as a sophomore in 2023. He started all 65 games for the Cavaliers last season batting .396 (108-for-273) with 20 doubles, two triples, a home run and 42 RBI. He was successful on 16 of his 18 stolen base attempts.  

O’Ferrall was one of five finalists for the Brooks Wallace Award, annually bestowed on the nation’s top SS and earned First Team All-ACC accolades. He was recognized as a Third-Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association.