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Monday Motivation: Postseason Push

A quiet week, but some teams prepare for and kick off their postseason push!

Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

Those crickets you hear are celebrating a quiet sports week for exams. Still, a few teams were in action as a couple others began or were selected for postseason play! Let's get to it.

Rapid Fire

-For the seventh straight season, both the men's and women's tennis teams will be hosting the first round of the NCAA tournament. The men, who are the reigning National Champions and No.1 overall seed, will square off against Monmouth in the first round, while the ladies take on Fairleigh Dickinson. Play starts Friday at 1pm with the ladies and the guys start at noon on Saturday. All games will be played at the Snyder Tennis Center. Good luck!

-No.12 Baseball kept rolling as they picked up their sixth straight win with a 7-3 victory over Liberty. Before the game, Justin Cash, the grandson of the late Virginia bus driver Bernard Martin, threw out the ceremonious first pitch. First year Cam Simmons struck two doubles and scored three runs as Pavin Smith and Nate Eikoff each added a pair of hits. The win closed out an eight game road trip in which the Hoos went an impressive 7-1.

Virginia hosts No.22 Georgia Tech this weekend for a crucial home series.

-Canaan Severin is wearing No.83 for rookie minicamp with the Steelers, the same number that recently retired Virginia superstar Heath Miller wore with Pittsburgh.

-Women's golf picked up some recognition before starting the postseason:

Virginia (barely) made the cut in their NCAA opening round, but strong play by fourth year Elizabeth Szokol saved the day. Szokol tied for first place individually at the Stanford Regional, propelling the Hoos into the sixth place finish they needed to continue their season. Next up, Virginia will play in the NCAA Finals in Eugene, Oregon May 20-25.

-The Women's Lacrosse team was selected to play in the NCAA tournament, facing Johns Hopkins in the first round. Game will start at 4pm on Friday in College Park, and No.1 overall Maryland awaits the winner.


-This happened:

-Justin Anderson, Tony Bennett, Ralph Sampson, Chris Slade, and many more joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge for their Bowl for Kids Sake event.

-Could Coach Joey Buckets be in Virginia's future?

-Ok, this is pretty sweet.

Have a great week, and Go Hoos!