Senior captain picks up second honor in as many days
Senior captain honored after scoring career-high seven goals against Stanford on Sunday
VU overcomes five-goal, second-half deficit
Commodores picked to finish sixth in coaches preseason poll
In 18 days, Commodores open season at Kennesaw State
February 20, 2014
January 14, 2014
2013:Team's top returning goal scorer... Scored 28 goals on 52 shots for a stifling shooting percentage of .538... Only then-senior Carly Linthicum scored more (49)... Scored multiple goals in nine games, including five contests of three goals or more... Finished the season with a career-high four goals in a loss to Penn State in the quarterfinals of the American Lacrosse Tournament... Played in all 17 games and started the last 13... Also dished out four assists, with two coming in a loss to Penn State... She was one of nine players with 15 or more ground balls... She collected three against Ohio State... Also won 11 draw controls - three against Florida - and caused three turnovers, with two at Penn... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012:Appeared in 15 games in VU attack, earning six starting assignments... Seventh on the team with 13 goals... Scored a hat trick against Presbyterian... Had two goals against Boston College, Canisius and Penn State... Picked up half of her eight ground balls against Canisius and Penn State... Named to ALC and SEC Academic Honor Rolls.
2011:Appeared in 12 games as a freshman attacker... Scored twice in her collegiate debut at Presbyterian College, earning a third point for an assist... Scored on her only shot at conference rival Penn State... Notched a goal in the regular season finale against Notre Dame... Also scored in the ALC Tournament loss to Ohio State, her fifth goal of the year... Two ground balls and two draw controls on the season... Named to the ALC Academic Honor Roll and the Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL:Four-year varsity starter for coach Nancy Haws' Western Albemarle Warriors... Leading scorer all four years, totaling 209 career goals... First-team All-Region, All-Central Virginia and All-Jefferson District... Selected to the US Lacrosse National Tournament Senior Division All-Star Team... Honor roll recipient involved in student government... Winner of the Principal's Award and the Claudia Dodson Integrity In Sports Scholarship... Also participated in field hockey and indoor track while pole-vaulting for the track and field squad... Played her club lacrosse for Alivian Coates-Jorgensen and Caitlin Banks with Capital Lacrosse Club.
PERSONAL:Abby Marie Wheeler... Born April 16, 1992.... Daughter of Jean and Brian Wheeler... Has one brother: Sam (16)... Both parents attended the University of Virginia... Majoring in human and organizational development with a minor in public policy.
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