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Monday Motivation: NWSL Draft and the McDonald's All-American Game

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Some wins and some high-level selections for former and future Wahoos.

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It was a bit of a mixed bag this week. Let's get into it.

Rapid Fire

-Remember when Virginia beat No.8 Miami 66-58? That was fun. We should play more ranked teams and go on the road less.

-No.3 Women's Swimming and Diving swept Towson and Virginia Tech at the Christianburg Aquatic Center on Saturday. Among the winners were second year Jennifer Marrkand, who won the 100 fly and the 400IM races, and fourth year Becca Corbett, who won the 3 meter diving event. The Cavaliers are now 6-0 on the season and will compete at NC State and North Carolina next weekend.

-Women's Tennis, ranked No.7, rallied to defeat Boston College to start their season with a victory. Virginia lost the doubles point, but got singles wins from Danielle Collins, Skylar Morton, Stephanie Nauta, and Victoria Olivarez to nab the win for the Cavaliers. Next up, the Hoos host BYU, Columbia, and Maryland at Boar's Head Sports Club this weekend.

-Women's Basketball picked up a road win at Georgia Tech 78-67 behind 23 points from Mikayla Venson. The Hoos trailed by three at halftime, but went off in the second half to pull off the victory. Virginia got a season-high performance from Breyana Mason with 21 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and a block. Next up, the 13-6 (3-2 ACC) Cavaliers head to No.21 Florida State on Thursday at 7pm.

HOO-mongous Win

-Emily Sonnett was selected No.1 in the draft for the National Women's Soccer League on Friday, making it the second straight year that a Cavalier was taken with the first overall pick (Morgan Brian went to the Houston Dash last year). Sonnett, who was the 2015 ACC Defensive Player of the Year, went to the Portland Thorns FC and fellow teammates Makenzy Doniak and Brittany Ratcliffe went 11th and 17th overall, respectively. Doniak was selected by the Western New York Flash and Ratcliffe by the Boston Breakers.

-Virginia commit Kyle Guy was selected to play in the McDonald's All-American Game, the first Wahoo since Sylven Landesberg. The game will be March 30th at 9pm.

Go Hoos!