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W&M picks up JuCo forward

Trinidad State Junior College (Colorado) forward Finn Lally has committed to William & Mary, he announced on social media.
The 6-9 New Zealand native averaged 9.0 points and 5.3 rebounds last season. He played two years for Trinidad State.

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CNU’s Weber, Harvell gain top C2C honors

Christopher Newport players took plenty of Coast-To-Coast Athletic Conference annual awards on the eve of the conference’s two-game, one-day tournament, which the Captains are hosting. They are ranked 10th nationally in Division III.

Second-seeded Salisbury (28-8), ranked No. 7, will face third-seeded Mary Washington (26-12) at 10 a.m. Friday at Captains Park, and that game’s winner will face top-seeded CNU (25-9) at 1:30 p.m. Those times were moved up because inclement weather is in some of Friday’s forecast.

CNU left-hander Dylan Weber repeated as the C2C Pitcher of the Year and, coincidentally, was named the National College Baseball Writers Association Pitcher of the Week. He has an 8-1 record and 1.48 earned-run average, including last weekend’s complete-game victory over Salisbury, and he leads D-III with 110 strikeouts this season.

Joining Weber with high honors from CNU were Coach of the Year John Harvell and numerous first-team selections: starting pitcher Brandon Cassedy, outfielder Scott Crosson, second baseman Doc Daniels, relief pitcher Kyle Lewis, catcher Lincoln Lubsen and shortstop Josh Reinhold. Designated hitter Zach Dzarnowski gained honorable mention.

Liberty overcomes Hokies

Liberty erased a four-run deficit to defeat Virginia Tech 13-8 Wednesday night before 2,109 in Lynchburg, though Chris Cannizzaro socked three home runs and had four RBIs for the Hokies (31-15).

Aidan Sweatt was 3 for 4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs for the Flames (22-26).

ODU moves up game

With inclement weather expected in Norfolk on Friday night, Old Dominion’s series opener versus Appalachian State is being moved up to a 2 p.m. start at Bud Metheny Ballpark.

The Monarchs (26-21, 12-12 Sun Belt) are seventh in the conference, while the Mountaineers (28-16-1, 13-10-1) are fifth.

Camp CC to play for NJCAA Series berth

After winning the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region 10, Division III Tournament on Monday, Camp Community College of Franklin advanced to the NJCAA Mid-Atlantic District Championship Series this weekend.

Camp will face the Community College of Allegheny County, the Region 20 champion, in a best-of-three beginning at noon Saturday in Monroeville, Pennsylvania. Game 2 is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, and Game 3 (if necessary) is set for 1 p.m. Sunday. The series winner will earn an automatic bid to the NJCAA World Series in Auburn, New York, May 25-30.

Bryant & Stratton awaits tourney

Bryant & Stratton is opening play in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Region 10/South Atlantic District Division II Tournament at Burlington Athletic Stadium in North Carolina.

The Bobcats (29-15) were to face Cleveland Community College on Friday afternoon.

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Bryant & Stratton at home in playoffs

Bryant & Stratton (35-13) will play Friday at noon and 2:30 p.m. on Atlantic Shores’ field in Chesapeake against Delaware Technical Community College in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division II Atlantic B District championship series. If Game 3 is necessary, it is set for noon Saturday.

Cagle sparks Clemson over UVA

Valerie Cagle of Yorktown drove in three runs as fifth-seeded Clemson zoomed past fourth-seeded Virginia 8-1 in an ACC quarterfinal at Duke’s stadium. The Cavaliers still are a likely NCAA Tournament at-large pick, and the field will be revealed at 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPN2.

Cagle, a two-time ACC Player of the Year, singled home a run in the first inning. Alex Brown’s RBI single made it 2-0 in the second. Cagle’s two-run single in the seventh capped the scoring.

UVA’s Sarah Coon hit an RBI single in the fourth.

The Tigers advanced to a semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Friday against the top-seeded Blue Devils.

In another quarterfinal in Durham, sixth-seeded Georgia Tech ousted third-seeded Virginia Tech 6-2 before a crowd of 1,744. Grace Connelly belted a three-run homer in the sixth to increase the Yellow Jackets’ lead to 5-1.

Emma Ritter had all three of the Hokies’ hits, including a home run in the seventh. She scored on Suffolk native Addy Greene’s sacrifice fly in the third. Virginia Tech starter Lyndsey Grein (12-4) took the loss, giving up two runs in 4 2/3 innings.

The Hokies (39-12-1) are expected to make the NCAA field easily, but the loss hurt their hopes of hosting a regional. Georgia Tech (32-22) will face second-seeded Florida State in a semifinal Friday.

Two teams ousted from MEAC tourney at NSU

In the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s double-elimination tournament at Norfolk State’s field, Morgan State sent Maryland Eastern Shore packing with a 7-4 victory, and South Carolina State eliminated Howard 6-3.

Then, Coppin State edged North Carolina Central 4-3 in 10 innings in a clash of Eagles. That dropped N.C. Central into Friday’s 3 p.m. game against the winner of Morgan State and S.C. State, who will square off at noon.

The 3 p.m. winner will return Saturday to play for the championship against Coppin State, which will have two opportunities to earn it.

NSU did not qualify for the six-team field.

Fourth-seeded NCCU and third-seeded Coppin State each went 2-0 Wednesday. NCCU won 1-0 over fifth-seeded S.C. State and upended top-seeded Morgan State 3-1. Coppin State beat sixth-seeded UMES 13-6 and second-seeded Howard 6-4.

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UVA’s Shellenberger again is Tewaaraton finalist

For the third straight year, Virginia attackman Connor Shellenberger was named one of five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award, which annually honors the top college lacrosse player in the U.S. Shellenberger became the first UVA player in school history to be named a three-time finalist.

Yale’s Matt Brandau (attack), Notre Dame’s Pat Kavanagh (attack) and Liam Entennman (goalie) and Duke’s Brennan O’Neill (attack) are the other finalists. The winner will be announced May 30.

Shellenberger (first team) and fellow Cavaliers Payton Cormier (second team), Cole Kastner (third team), Griffin Schutz (third team), Ben Wayer (honorable mention) and Chase Yager (honorable mention) were tabbed USA Lacrosse Magazine All-Americans.

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JMU’s Peterson makes A-A first team

James Madison’s Isabella Peterson was named a first-team All-American by USA Lacrosse, and Virginia’s Morgan Schwab gained third-team honors.

Receiving honorable mention were UVA’s Maggie Bostain, Mackenzie Hoeg and Katia Carnevale, JMU’s Maddie Epke and Richmond’s Grace Muldoon. All of them will be playing in the NCAA Tournament on Friday.

Peterson was drafted into the next Athletes Unlimited league, which starts July 18 in Sparks, Maryland.

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Two Cavaliers make All-ACC team

Virginia sophomores Ben James and Bryan Lee were named to the All-ACC team. James, fifth in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and 33rd in the NCAA, leads 12th-ranked UVA with a stroke average of 70.07 per round. Lee is 47th in the nation heading into the May 13-15 Baton Rouge Regional.

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UVA coach announces retirement

Virginia rowing head coach Kevin Sauer announced his retirement Thursday, effective at the end of the current season. Sauer has directed UVA for the past 29 years, guiding the Cavaliers to a pair of NCAA championships, 22 ACC championships and nine NCAA boat titles.

SWIMMING

Tide Swimming to host clinic Saturday

Tide Swimming will host a clinic from 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday featuring two of the club’s 2024 Olympic Trials qualifiers, Stanford’s Kayla Wilson and Kentucky’s Madison Hartley. They will be signing autographs at 1:30 and 2:50 p.m. Saturday.

The clinic will be held at the Princess Anne Family YMCA at 22121 Landstown Road in Virginia Beach. Tide Swimming head coach Richard Hunter and company plan to teach cutting-edge swimming techniques.

Also Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tide Swimming 12-14-year-olds will be raise funds at a car wash for their scheduled training trip to Indianapolis for the trials. The car wash is set for the Exxon-7-11 at 1300 Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.

The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee recognized Virginia’s Todd DeSorbo as its College Coach of the Year.

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