Virginia men's soccer has already won a national title this year. They already have the national Coach of the Year in George Gelnovatch as well as the national Freshman of the Year in Will Bates. They had the second overall MLS draft pick in Tony Tchani. What more could they possibly ask for? How about an Emmy nomination?
You heard me right. According to VirginiaSports.com, Virginia Athletics' Harrison Cuff was nominated for an Emmy award for his work as producer, editor and videographer of "The Distant Goal," a VirginiaSportsTV.com close-up on Cavalier forward Chris Agorsor.
The piece focuses on Agorsor's hyperextended knee injury from his sophomore season, the pain he endured, the skilled work of the UVa Hospital, and his impressive recovery. It's just a few minutes long, and I encourage you to check it out. Plus, you get to see a leg bend completely in the backwards direction!
For the life of me, I cannot find if Cuff won or not. Emmy winners were announced at the 52nd Annual Emmy Awards Gold and Silver Circle Ceremony to be held at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C., on June 5, but I don't see anything on their website.
In any event, check it out here. It was entered into the Sports Feature Category and was up against fellow nominees "Game Time: Casey Rabach" and "The Ten Skins Commandments," both of which aired on the Redskins Broadcast Network.