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College Notebook: Hatters’ Carneal hits a milestone



She hasn’t enjoyed much team success in her four years on Stetson’s volleyball team, but Kelli Carneal (Chancellor) recently hit a personal milestone.

Carneal recorded her 2,000th career assist in Saturday’s 3–0 loss to Kennesaw (Ga.) State, which dropped the Hatters to 3–18. She’s the school’s seventh player to reach the mark.


In a matchup of the past two Free Lance–Star players of the year, Campbell sophomore Brooke Kelley (Colonial Forge) had 10 kills in Campbell’s 3–0 loss to Charleston Southern. Freshman Katrina Houston (North Stafford) had two kills and four digs for the Lady Bucs.

Senior Karina Monroe (Courtland) had a combined 55 kills as Chowan went 3–2 last week. Freshman Cindy Ehrich (Riverbend) had 102 digs.


Redshirt freshman Deandre Houston–Carson (Massaponax) had a team-high eight tackles in William & Mary’s first win, 35–3 over Georgia State Saturday. Senior linebacker Jabrel Mines (Caroline) had six stops and forced a fumble.

Sophomore quarterback Zac Naccarato (Riverbend) completed 15 of 19 passes for 233 yards and ran for a touchdown in Randolph–Macon’s 22–10 win at Emory & Henry. Luke Sellers (Courtland) caught four passes for 98 yards, while fellow senior Drake Sanders (Massaponax) ran for 80 yards and Dan Crouch (Riverbend) ran 1 yard for a touchdown.

Sophomore Marcus Morrast (North Stafford) ran for 74 yards and a touchdown in Christopher Newport’s 45–31 win over Maryville. Sophomore Tyler Portell (North Stafford) had six tackles and an interception.

Sophomore Shane Black (Mountain View) made a career-high seven tackles in Lafayette’s 31–28 loss to Robert Morris Saturday.

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Livingstone redshirt freshman Rufonda Moss (Riverbend) its defensive back of the week after he had 13 tackles and forced a fumble against Lincoln (Pa.) on Sept. 22.


Senior Aisha Allen (North Stafford) scored her first goal of the year Sunday as VCU earned its first Atlantic 10 victory, 2–0 at George Washington.

Junior Jacob Lusczek (Chancellor) assisted on the winning goal in Randolph’s 2–1 Old Dominion Athletic Conference victory over Eastern Mennonite on Saturday.

Sophomore defender Tommy O’Neal (North Stafford) scored his first goal of the season in Christopher Newport’s 3–2 overtime win over Methodist on Saturday.

Bridgewater freshman goalkeeper Chelsea Steele (Massaponax) ranks second in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference with 89.3 save percentage and fourth in goals-against (0.54).


After literally traveling cross country, Christopher Newport senior Ray Gamache (King George) finished 13th out of 170 runners (25:27.89 for 8,000 meters) at Saturday’s Charles Bowles Willamette Invitational in Salem, Ore. He was the second-fastest Division III runner.

In her season début, Bridgewater senior Olivia Mills (Fredericksburg Christian) finished 18th of 408 runners (23:25) at Saturday’s Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis. Freshman teammate Makenzie McDonald (Colonial Forge) was 166th (25:56) after placing a team-best eighth (16:27.30 for 4,000 meters) in her college début at the recent Doc Jopson Invitational.


Katie Kline (Colonial Forge) scored twice and fellow sophomore Kelsey Link (Spotsylvania) had a goal and an assist in Lynchburg’s 9–1 win over Bridgewater Saturday.

Orange graduates Rachel Gardner and Carrie Jacobs scored to give Randolph–Macon a 2–1 ODAC win at Eastern Mennonite Saturday. Nicole Woodworth (Eastern View) made six shots in goal.

Steve DeShazo: 540/374-5443