Three former Colonial Forge wrestlers got their first taste of national collegiate competition last weekend. It likely won’t be their last.
Ferrum freshman Levi Englman finished eighth at 133 pounds at last weekend’s NCAA Division III championships in Roanoke to earn All-America honors. He went 3–2, including a pin of third-seeded Brock Rathbun of Wartburg and a win over 2018 national-runner-up Sam Bennyhoff of Augsburg.
Also competing were Averett freshman Jared Lough, who finished the season 39–7 at 157, and Ithaca freshman Eze Chukwuezi at 174.
- Wingate senior
- Marco Haskins
- (Colonial Forge) was named first-team all-South Atlantic Conference after averaging 19.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. He scored 13 points in his final college game, a 76–74 loss to Catawba in Saturday’s SAC semifinals.
- Fredericksburg resident
- Shakira Austin
- broke Maryland’s single-season blocked shots record with three in Saturday’s 73–72 Big Ten tournament semifinal win over Michigan. She has 82 entering the NCAA tournament.
- Christopher Newport’s men are in the Division III final four, but junior
- Luther Gibbs
- (Culpeper) has to watch from the bench after breaking his ankle in February.
- Virginia Wesleyan senior guard
- Jayla Harris
- (Chancellor) was named NCAA Division III South Region player of the year by D3hoops.com after averaging 21.1 points per game. She will play in the Beyond Sports Division III Women’s Collegiate All-Star Game March 16 in Salem.
- Shepherd senior forward
- Winston Burgess
- (Colonial Forge) was named honorable mention all-Mountain East Conference after averaging 14.4 points and 7.0 rebounds.
- La Sierra (Calif.) senior forward
- Alexis Davis
- (Mountain View) was named second-team all-California Pacific Conference after averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds.
- Mike Nickles
- (Colonial Forge) went 5 for 7 with five RBIs and five runs scored as Randolph-Macon swept a doubleheader from Guilford Sunday.
- Nick Winston
- (Chancellor) singled home the game-winning run in the 11th inning as Averett edged Covenant 11–10 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. Winston went a combined 5 for 9 with six runs scored in the twinbill.
- Bradley Hanner
- (Orange) struck out 13 and allowed one hit in seven innings as Patrick Henry Community College topped Fayetteville Tech 13–1 Saturday. He is 3–1 with a 1.44 ERA in five appearances (four starts).
- Jacob Pollock
- (Mountain View) made his first collegiate homer a grand slam as Shippensburg swept a doubleheader from LeMoyne Sunday. He went 3 for 6 with seven RBIs on the day.
- A day after cracking a two-run triple in Virginia’s 7–4 win over Pittsburgh, freshman shortstop
- Arizona Ritchie
- (Brooke Point) bashed a home run in Sunday’s 7–6 victory over the Panthers.
- Shippensburg freshman
- Hannah Marsteller
- (Riverbend) had three doubles, six RBIs and three runs scored in Sunday’s doubleheader sweep of Glenville State.
- Mallory Ratcliff
- (Riverbend) pitched a seven-innning complete game in Mount Olive (N.C.)’s 3–1 win over USA Aiken Saturday.
- Jordan Casey
- (Colonial Forge) went 4 for 4 and scored twice in Delaware State’s 8–7 loss to Tennessee State Sunday.
TRACK AND FIELD
- Virginia State sophomore
- Jade Jordan
- (Riverbend) earned All-America honors with an eighth-place finish in the women’s high jump (5–7.25) at last weekend’s NCAA Division II national championships in Pittsburg, Kan.
- Bridgewater junior
- Calista Ariel
- (Chancellor) finished 11th in the women’s 3,000 meters (10:09.90) at the NCAA Division III meet in Boston.
- Opening the outdoor season, Lynchburg sophomore
- Kaitlyn Johnson
- (Courtland) finished third in the women’s 1,500 (4:48.66) at the Seahawk Invitational in Wilmington, N.C.
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy junior
- Nolan Monahan
- (Colonial Forge) was compete in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and the 200 and 400 free relays at the NCAA Division III championships March 20–23 in Greensboro, N.C.
- Army senior
- Kara Wineinger
- (Colonial Forge) was named to the Patriot League’s all-academic team with 3.955 grade-point average.
- Sophomore A
- nna Maupin
- (Colonial Forge) had four goals and two assists in Catholic’s 21–10 win at Meredith Saturday.
- Chris Baker
- (Massaponax) had four goals and two assists Saturday and senior
- Ryan Schott
- (Brooke Point) added three of each as Shenandoah’s beat Guilford for the first time, 18–8.