Bryce Harman, Baseball
L.C. Bird High School
Freshman at East Carolina University
Harman chose college over going pro after he was drafted in the 27th round by the Washington Nationals last summer. Thus far, the results have been as expected as the 6’5 powerhouse is tied for the team lead in home runs with three in 31 less at-bats than the co-leader. Despite early success, the freshman will need to continue adjustments to the college game and make more contact to improve his draft stock. The former Skyhawk won’t be eligible for the MLB draft again until after his junior season is complete. Harman shared Dominion District Player of the Year honors with Jack Roberts of James River.
Allyssa Zebrowski, Softball
Matoaca High School
Senior at UVA-Wise
After starting the 2014 season on a tear, the Warriors alum has cooled down, currently batting .264. Zebrowski was a standout and All-District performer in the infield for Matoaca and has continued that throughout her college career at UVA Wise. The senior has four home runs and has driven in 20 runs, stealing nine bases for the Cavaliers, who are 23-11 this year. Zebrowski hit two home runs in the Eagle’s last series against Mars Hill (NC).
Lacey Waldrop, Softball
Thomas Dale High School
Junior at Florida State University
Waldrop is arguably the most decorated student-athlete the area has in college, and she’s not done yet. The junior has led Florida State to a No. 9 ranking in the nation on the diamond, compiling a 38-5 record. The standout and candidate for theUSA Softball Player of the Year award has won 25 games, striking out 204 batters in 168 innings and has a minuscule earned run average of 0.83. Waldrop has been honored as the ACC pitcher of the week seven times and has fired three no-hitters thus far in 2014. The Seminoles, led by Waldrop are gunning for an ACC Championship this spring.