Lacey Waldrop player of the year finalist, heads to College World Series

Thomas Dale alum and current Florida State softball pitcher Lacey Waldrop is a finalist for the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. The announcement was made May 27, after press deadline.

More varsity athletes commit to colleges

One of Thomas Dale’s senior leaders, left back Hunter Gonzalez committed to play soccer at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista. According to head coach Mark Fowler he’s a “team man” and brings a “steely resolve” to the team in the form of senior leadership.

The Next Level: Holness, Walker, McGhee

Holness, the lone Skyhawk currently at the next level in her sport, had a successful first season at Ferrum last fall. She appeared in 18 games, of which she started 17, scoring two goals on 17 shots and passing out two assists.

DYNAMIC DUO: Matoaca’s Harper, Driskill win first doubles championship

Last year for Matoaca it was Austin Powers and Brandon Harper leading the way as the Warriors shared the Central District Championship with Thomas Dale. Powers graduated and now attends Christopher Newport.

The Next Level: Piner, Bierlein, Moore, Lauretano, Drake, Ayers

Piner’s first year at the college level was a great success as the defender appeared in 15 games, starting one for the Bulldogs. As the season wore on, she played significant minutes, playing a season-high 87 minutes against Queens (NC).

Moses drafted 66th overall by Washington Redskins

With the 66th pick in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected offensive tackle Morgan Moses, a Meadowbrook High School alum.