Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus 2nd Lt. Matthew Van Arsdale, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in history from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2009 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus University of Virginia game.

The corps Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by ISP Sports and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the corps website, on the corps alumni website and in the Corps Review magazine.

Van Arsdale is currently stationed at Forward Operating Base Boris, in the Paktika Province of Afghanistan, as a member of the 506th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. He is from Harmony, Pa., and this is his first combat deployment. Van Arsdale is a Class of 2009 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and he says he would like to send his love to his wife, Allison, as well as his family and friends.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2010-11 season.