The Next Level: Frye, Cunningham, Cruz

ALYSSA FRYE
Basketball
Thomas Dale High School
Senior at College of Charleston
After a standout career sharing a backcourt with Duke guard Ka’lia Johnson at Thomas Dale, Frye has had an even more successful college career. In 2013-2014, she’s helped the Cougars to 4-4 start and leads the team in scoring with 15.4 points per game. A sharpshooter, Frye has knocked down 21 three-pointers this season and set the school and Southern Conference record for three-pointers made in a season in 2012-2013 with 95. Frye had an outstanding senior homecoming in Richmond as she scored 24 points as College of Charleston fell to the Spiders 80-73 on December 14.

TORIE CUNNINGHAM
Track and Field
Meadowbrook High School
Junior at Norfolk State University
Cunningham, a former star on the track and hardwood for the Monarchs had an excellent 2013 on the track for the Spartans, setting career bests in the MEAC Indoor Championships with a 7.60 second 60 meter dash and at the Hokie Invitational with a 200-meter dash time of 24.99. Cunningham was also a part of the MEAC champion 4x100 relay team. That title that will be defended at the conference championships February 13-15. Her overall performance in 2012-2013 earned her the women’s track team most improved athlete award.

KELSEY CRUZ
Basketball
L.C. Bird High School
Sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Cruz, a top performer at L.C. Bird for her scoring ability has translated that skill to the next level. As a sophomore, Cruz is currently second on the team in scoring at 13.4 points per contest, earning six starts this season. While the Knights have struggled in 2013-2014, the sophomore is a bright spot in a program looking to build a winner. Cruz opened the regular season with a bang against Manhattan on November 10, scoring a career high 21 points. Cruz was named second team All-Dominion District as a high school junior and senior and is a member of Bird’s 1,000 point club.

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