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Athletes to Watch

UVA athletes pile up accomplishments throughout the academic year, but in spring things reach a crescendo with dominant performers in numerous sports. Here are six Cavaliers who should be big factors for their squads this season.

Lindsey Hardenbergh (Col ’12)

  • Advanced to the NCAA Tournament singles Round of 16 in women’s tennis in 2011
  • Earned ITA Singles All-American honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association
  • Women’s tennis program’s first All-American

Alex Domijan (Col ’14)

  • Received ITA All-American and National Freshman of the Year honors in 2011
  • Was dominant in singles (38-4 on the year in 2011) and doubles (36-8 for the season) working primarily with partner Jarmere Jenkins (Col ’13)
  • Has a blistering serve that has been tracked in the range of 130 mph
  • Was the only amateur to play World Team Tennis in 2010

Steele Stanwick (Col ’12)

  • Won the 2011 Tewaaraton Trophy, awarded to the top male collegiate lacrosse player in the nation
  • Was named 2011 ACC Player of the Year and received first-team All-America honors
  • Finished in the top five in the nation in assists and points with 38 assists and 32 goals during the 2011 season
  • Scored 21 points in the NCAA Tournament to spur UVA’s national title run

Robby Andrews (Educ ’13)

  • Reigning NCAA champion in the 800 meters for men’s track team, plus named All-ACC in the 1500 meters
  • Ran a critical leg of UVA’s title-winning 4x800 team at the 2011 Penn Relays
  • One of the first two Americans to medal in a middle distance event at the World Juniors Championships in 2010

Julie Gardner (Col ’12)

  • Led the women’s lacrosse team with 60 total points on 33 goals and 27 assists in 2011
  • Voted a third-team All-American
  • Started every game of her career through three years and will serve as a captain in 2012

Branden Kline (Col ’13)

  • Named a 2012 preseason All-American after earning first-, second- and third-team All-American honors from different groups last year
  • First-team All-ACC as a relief pitcher
  • Tied single-season school record for saves in 2011 with 18 and posted a 1.88 ERA with 58 strikeouts
  • Sixth-round pick by the Boston Red Sox in 2009
  • Scheduled to switch from the bullpen to starting rotation this spring after dominant stretch as a closer in 2011