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Virginia’s Walrath sentenced for punching a police officer in Charlottesville bar

Saturday, 25th January 2014

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Posted 1/25/14
Staff Report

A former Haverford School standout who played the past two years at the University of Virginia has been sentenced to 10 days in prison after pleading guilty Friday to punching a police officer during a bar incident in Charlottesville.

Carl Walrath, 21, a key member of the Fords’ 2011 undefeated national championship team, also was sentenced to perform 50 hours of court-mandated community service after pleading guilty to charges of assault and obstruction of justice during a hearing in Charlottesville General District Court.

According to a report on, the judge suspended an additional 110 days in jail for Walrath, pending his good behavior.

Walrath had originally faced more charges, but disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges were dropped, according to the report.

The sentencing stemmed from a melee that broke out on November 24 at a bar in the main Charlottesville social district. Police said a large amount of people were involved in the fight and when they tried to break it up, Walrath refused to cooperate and punched an officer in the face and fled. He was arrested a couple of blocks away, police said.

Walrath was a reserve midfielder/attackman in his freshman and sophomore seasons, and also earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic honors in 2013.

He was a two-time selection and US Lacrosse All-American at Haverford School. He scored perhaps his biggest goals when he tallied the tying and winning scores in the final minute to lift the Fords past Malvern Prep, 5-4, to close out the perfect 23-0 season in the 2011 Inter-Ac Invitational title game.



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