By ANDY BALDACCI
L.C. Bird girls basketball standout Madison Baum has committed to continue her athletics and academics at Bridgewater College, a Division 3 school.Last season, Baum, a team captain, averaged 7 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. She was also selected to 1st team All Conference, 1st team All Region, and the All Academic team.
L.C. Bird girls coach Chevette Walker commented, “Maddie is exceptional player she was determined and refused to quit. She is a tenacious defender. She sacrificed everything and took pride in her defense.”
Last season, the Bridgewater team finished with a 14-12 record. With the addition of Baum, they will be getting an athletic defender with great potential.
Matoaca two-way player Cade Driskill has made his college decision, just days away from graduation. It is a late decision, but a decision nonetheless.
Driskill made his announcement on twitter Sunday.
@Cade_driskill: “So excited to announce that i’ll be furthering my education and football career at Bridgewater college.”
At Matoaca, Driskill played varsity all four years, which served him well in his last year, as he came with as much experience as anyone. He developed a unique versatility to his game and could to make dynamic plays for the Warriors in many different ways.
As a defensive back, linebacker, and running back, Driskill found ways to impact the game. Coach D.L. Johnson loves his playmaker’s drive.
“He is passionate about the game of football and has potential for much success at Bridgewater,” said Johnson. “He was definitely the spark plug of the defense. His tenacious style of play also transcended to the offensive side of the ball at running back as well.”
Driskill had several other Division III schools that were after him, including Hampden-Sydney and Shenandoah, but Driskill chose Bridgewater after they expressed heavy interest.
“Bridgewater seems to be like a family place, where everyone gets along and it had a fantastic campus,” explained Driskill. “I also enjoyed the coaching staff and how they ran things.”
Driskill is excited to start his collegiate career he won’t have too long.