Hello and welcome to Around the Corner, a new series we’re testing out here at Streaking the Lawn! Every weekday, ATC will feature some of the most recent articles, tweets, and posts relevant to the world of UVA sports and the University of Virginia generally. So, without further ado, let’s get things going:
UVA men’s basketball offers in-state 4-star forward Henry Coleman (247Sports.com)
For months now, Virginia fans have wondered if and when the coaching staff would offer Coleman, who attends Richmond’s Trinity Episcopal. On Friday, Coach Tony Bennett answered these questions when he extended a scholarship to the rising junior. Now that the table is set, we’ll only have to wait and see if Coleman ends up playing for the orange and blue in just a few short years time.
UVA Alum Collins reaches semifinals in WTA event in San Jose (WTATennis.com)
Former UVA tennis star Danielle Collins reached the semifinals of the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic before falling to Greece’s Maria Sakkari over the weekend. Collins has surged up the rankings in recent weeks, reaching a career high today of 35.
Coaches poll picks Virginia Women’s Soccer to finish third in the ACC (TheACC.com)
Coaches selected North Carolina, the defending ACC Champs, as the preseason favorites to repeat as conference champions. UVA finished third in the rankings, receiving two first-place votes. Sophomore midfielder Taryn Torres was also selected for the preseason all-ACC team.
The men’s basketball team takes the honor of our tweet of the day (TOTD), as they took a quick break from the court on Saturday to take battle with the waves of West Virginia:
Great day whitewater rafting @OnTheGorge in West Virginia! ☀️ #GoHoos pic.twitter.com/28al0MazbV— Virginia Men's Basketball (@UVAMensHoops) August 5, 2018
De’Andre Hunter is either really, really scared or having a great time. I can’t tell.