Cavalier Athletes Heading to the Big Leagues
Pro football teams reached out to four UVA players in the NFL draft this spring. Offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (Col ’09) was picked in the first round by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Others selected were linebacker Clint Sintim (Col ’09), New York Giants; tailback Cedric Peerman (Col ’08, Educ ’11), Baltimore Ravens; and tight end John Phillips (Col ’09), Dallas Cowboys.
In the Major League Baseball draft, five Cavaliers were tagged by pro teams: pitchers Andrew Carraway (Com ’09), Seattle Mariners; Jeff Lorick (Col ’10), Atlanta Braves; Robert Poutier (Engr ’12), San Diego Padres; Matt Packer (Col ’10), Cleveland Indians; and shortstop Tyler Cannon (Col ’10), Pittsburgh Pirates.
In men’s lacrosse, attackman Danny Glading (Col ’09) was a first-round pick by the Washington Bayhawks. The Toronto Nationals selected two other Cavaliers, long-stick midfielder Mike Timms (Col ’08, Grad ’12) and attackman Garrett Billings (Col ’09).
In women’s basketball, Lyndra Littles (Col ’09) was drafted by the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA.