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Will Bates

185 lbs.
Chester, Va.
Thomas Dale
High School
Will Bates - Men's Soccer - Virginia Cavaliers

Finished seventh in UVa history in goals (46)
Tied for third in UVa annals in game-winning goals (15)
Finished ninth in career points at UVa (102)

Named to 2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
First-Team All-ACC honoree
Team co-captain with Sean Murnane
Played in 20 games with 17 starts (missed season opener vs. Georgetown)
Scored seven goals in last 10 games
Second in ACC in goals (12), second in goals per game (0.6), third in points (25), and third in points per game (1.25)
Headed in game-winning goal in 87th minute against Lafayette in NCAA first-round match (11/15)
Scored on shootout attempts against both Wake Forest (11/6) and North Carolina (11/9) in ACC Tournament
Scored on penalty kick in win at NC State (11/1)
Scored fourth career hat trick in win over Mount St. Mary[apos]s (9/11)
First goal of 2012 season was game winner against Duke (9/7)

2011 First-Team All-ACC
Named to NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team
Started 15 matches at forward
Suffered knee injury at Virginia Tech (10/21) and missed remainder of season
Ranked fourth in ACC in goals (14) and points (32)
Ranked seventh nationally in goals at time of injury; finished year 13th nationally in goals and 15th in points
Recorded a hat trick in 4-3 loss at Wake (10/14)
Scored game-winning goal in 84th minute and had assist in 2-1 upset win over then-No. 2 Maryland (10/7)
Named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Oct. 11 after Maryland performance
Fell one shy of the Virginia single-game school record with four goals against Radford (9/20)
His goal against Cincinnati was game winner in 1-0 victory (9/2)
Named to Hokie Invitational All-Tournament Team (9/2-4)
Scored two goals, added two assists vs. Richmond

Appeared in 17 games and started each of those contests
The Cavaliers[apos] leading scorer with eight goals and four assists (20 points)
Team-high three goals were game-winners
Had two game-winning assists
Scored two goals and added an assist vs. Campbell (Nov. 2)
Scored two goals and had two assists, tying a career-high six points, against Alabama A&M (Oct. 9)
Had a part in each of the goals in UVa[apos]s 2-0 win over American (Sept. 21), scoring a goal and assisting on another
Was the difference the Cavaliers[apos] season-opener vs. UAB (Sept. 3), scoring the game-winning goal
Named to the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC) Hermann Trophy Watch List
Soccer America Preseason All-American
Named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) All-State second team

Named National Freshman of the Year by Soccer America
NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region second team member
Member of the ACC[apos]s All-Freshman team
Named to the ACC All-Tournament team and scored the game-winning goal in the ACC Championship match vs. NC State (Nov. 7)
Led the Cavaliers with 12 goals and an assist
Had a team-high five game-winning goals
Notched a hat trick against Bucknell in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 22)

High School
Played for the Under-18 National Team that competed at the Northern Ireland Milk Cup in the summer of 2009
Also competed with the Under-15 and Under-17 teams
A four-year starter for two-time state champion Thomas Dale High School
Finished his high school career with 47 goals and 46 assists and was named to the first team all-state, first team all-region and first team all-central district teams
Played for the Richmond Strikers on the club level

Parents are Rich and Sue Bates

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