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.

The Next Level: Chamberlain, Booker, Hendrick

After starting his baseball career at Virginia Wesleyan, Chamberlain finished it with two years at Hampden-Sydney. As a senior, he caught and played the infield for the Tigers hitting .308 with eight doubles, three home runs, and was third on the team with 31 RBI.