Trevor Springman, the starting right guard for the College of William and Mary’s football team, has been awarded the John A. Stewart Winter Warrior Award, an award given annually to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of effort, dedication and achievement.
Springman, a redshirt junior, has started every game since his sophomore year for the Tribe. He graduated from Stone Bridge High School in 2009.
Kramer is top athlete
Senior shortstop Ashley Kramer has been named Longwood University’s female Athlete of the Year. Kramer started all 51 games this year, batting a .321 average with one home run, eight doubles, 20 runs, 13 RBIs and eight stolen bases.
The 2008 Broad Run graduate is also a four time scholar-athlete recipient.
Weshinskey inducted into Hall of Fame
Mark Weshinskey, a western Loudoun resident, has been inducted into the “C” Club Athletic Hall of Fame at Carleton College in Minnesota.
During Weshinskey’s playing career from 1964-1966, he caught 99 passes for 1,484 yards, at the time, good enough for the school record. He also held the single-game record with a 10-reception, 188 yard game against Beloit College in 1965.
He was named first team all-Midwest Conference as a receiver and second-team all-conference as a safety following his 1966 season. Also a baseball player, he earned all-Midwest accolades in 1967. Weshinskey had a brief stint with the Minnesota Vikings, but a college injury failed to heal and forced him to miss training camp, ending his career.
Johnston receives accolades
Ryan Johnston, a 2011 Stone Bridge High School graduate and freshman at Division II Concord University in W.V., was named second-team all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Additionally, the American Baseball Coaches Association awarded Johnston a Rawlings Gold Glove.
Johnston started all 53 games for the Mountain Lions, hitting 10 home runs and 51 RBIs while batting .343 average. His 10 home runs were good for fifth overall in the 15-team conference. Defensively, Johnston alternated between first and third base and committed just one error all season. This summer, Johston will play for the Staunton Braves in the Valley Collegiate Baseball League.
Cullen verbals to George Mason
Broad Run rising senior Charles “Cullen” Hunter has verbally committed to play soccer for Division I George Mason University.
This past season, Hunter earned first team all-district accolades in the Cedar Run District. The defender also plays for the Reston Football Club’s 94 squad.
Tilly verbals to Coastal Carolina
Rising senior Ashley Tilly of Woodgrove High School has verbally committed to play Division I soccer at Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C., beginning in fall of 2013.
Tilly will join teammate Charlotte Ratcliff, who will be a freshman at Coastal Carolina this fall. Both girls helped Woodgrove win the VHSL AA state title this past season. Tilly also is a member of Woodgrove’s varsity basketball team.
McLister named team captain
Tim McLister, a rising senior at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md., has been named a captain of the football team for the upcoming season.
A 2009 Loudoun County High School graduate, McLister started for the Green Terrors at free safety in 2011 and led the team in tackles (71) and interceptions (5).
McQuitty signs to George Washington
Philip McQuitty, a 2012 graduate of Freedom High School, has officially signed his letter of intent to play Division I soccer at George Washington University.
McQuitty earned Cedar Run District Player of the Year honors after recording 11 goals and 2 assists this season. The midfielder also added first team all-Northwest Region and first team all-Group AAA to his resume this year. He helped lead the Eagles to their best season in school history and finished his high school career with 14 goals and 14 assists.
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