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College notebook: Locals go out with a bang


Several local football players closed out distinguished college careers in style over the weekend.

William & Mary senior linebackers Dante Cook (Stafford) and Jabrel Mines (Caroline) had 12 and seven tackles, respectively, in a 21–14 loss to Richmond. Junior defensive end Kerry Wynn (Louisa) had seven tackles for the Spiders (8–3).

Yesterday, Mines (74 tackles) was named to the all-Colonial Athletic Association second team, and Tribe senior defensive lineman Nick Zaremba (Stafford) was chosen to the third team.

In his final game, Southern Illinois senior Steve Strother (Eastern View) carried 18 times for a season-high 90 yards—including a 43-yard run—in a 35–0 victory over Western Illinois.

South Alabama senior linebacker Jake Johnson (Stafford) made 15 tackles in a 20–12 loss to Middle Tennessee.


Glenville State junior center John Rasnick (Orange) was named to the all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference team after helping the Pioneers rush for 190.5 yards per game. Shepherd senior receiver Larry Lowe (Brooke Point) was a second-team pick after catching 49 passes for 636 yards and two touchdowns, including four catches in Saturday’s 27–17 Division II playoff loss to Indiana (Pa.).

Christopher Newport junior defensive lineman Justin Navarro (Stafford) was named to the all-USA South Conference first team after leading the NCAA playoff-bound Captains in sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (4.5).

Junior teammate Kendal Rivers (Brooke Point) was a second-team pick at defensive line, and CNU sophomore defensive back Tyler Portell (North Stafford) made the third team. Ferrum junior fullback Jerricho James (King George) was chosen to the second team after rushing for 435 yards and two touchdowns.


Bridgewater senior Olivia Mills (Fredericksburg Christian) earned All-America honors with a 26th-place finish at Saturday’s NCAA Division III meet in Terre Haute, Ind. She covered the 6,000-meter course in 21:49.30.

In the men’s race, Christopher Newport senior Ray Gamache (King George) finished 83rd (25:34.20 for 8,000 meters) and Lynchburg senior Lawrence Minor 162nd (26:08.20).

Virginia redshirt sophomore Thomas Porter (Mountain View) was 109th (30:50.4 for 10,000 meters) in Saturday’s NCAA Division I men’s race in Louisville.


Junior guard Dajon Daniel (Mountain View) tied a career high with 27 points in Eastern Mennonite’s 91–81 overtime victory over Ferrum Saturday, one day after scoring a game-high 19 in an 81–65 win over Elizabethtown.

Freshman guard Seth Allen (FCS) scored a team- and career-high 19 points in Maryland’s 91–74 win over LIU Brooklyn Friday night.

Stafford County native Patrick Holloway had 11 points in George Mason’s 70–69 loss to New Mexico Sunday night at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Senior Caroline Young (Washington & Lee) set career highs with 10 points and seven rebounds in Averett’s season-opening 71–66 loss to Montreat Saturday.


Virginia senior All-American Meredith Cavalier (Brooke Point) is expected to undergo surgery this week to correct thoracic outlet syndrome, a neck-shoulder condition that has prevented her from competing. She hopes to return before season’s end, but may consider redshirting.

Florida State sophomore Josh Friedel (Mountain View) won the men’s 200-yard backstroke (1:48.10) and finished second in the 100 back (51.02) in last week’s dual meet against Florida.


Despite a 3–1 loss to Fayetteville State in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association final, Chowan senior Karina Monroe (Courtland) and freshman Cindy Ehrich (Riverbend) were named to the all-tournament team. Monroe was named first-team all-CIAA. Ehrich, who had 31 digs in the championship game, was named CIAA rookie of the year.

Catawba freshman Rachel Gallup (Courtland) was chosen to the South Atlantic Conference all-freshman team after collecting 189 kills and 29 blocks.

Alabama A&M junior Bianca Richardson (Colonial Forge) had nine kills against Mississippi Valley State and 11 against Prairie View A&M in the Southwest Athletic Conference tournament. A&M lost in the final to Jackson State.


Navy senior Oscar Huntley (Colonial Forge) placed third at 174 pounds at last weekend’s Navy Classic.

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