Loudoun County High School's 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame class includes seven former student-athletes and three coaches and contributors.
The Hall of Fame Class of 2020 is comprised of student-athletes John Bryant, John "Bunky" Murphy, III, Lawrence "Fella" Dolby, Adina Trammel, Amanda Arbogast, Marguerite (Hanna) Lewis and Kerry (Sarver) Furr, along with coaches and contributors John Murphy, Jr, Kirk Smith and Ezma Lea (King) Stevens.
The induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. Oct. 2 in the Loudoun County High School auditorium. The new inductees will be introduced at halftime of Loudoun County's home varsity football game against Broad Run later that evening at Sonny Pearson Stadium.
Below is a closer look at each member of the 2020 Hall of Fame class, provided by the LCHS athletic department.
Coaches and Contributors
John Murphy, Jr (Contributor) -- Murphy served as the voice of Raider Football for almost three decades from 1974 through 2002. In addition, he was known to lend a hand with fundraising and field maintenance for the LCHS athletic department. Murphy helped to establish the Central Loudoun Little League and negotiated with the owner of JR Festival Lakes for the land and construction of Good Times Park, a three-field complex in Leesburg.
Kirk Smith (Coach) -- Smith served as the head girls' soccer coach from 2000-2017. During that time, he guided the Raiders to an undefeated season, six regular season district championships, five district tournament championships, five region championships, two state runner-up titles (2010, 2012) and two state championships (2015, 2016). In addition, he simultaneously coached travel soccer throughout Loudoun County for more than 15 years. Smith was not one to keep track of stats about himself, but he sent numerous girls on to play in college. The biggest compliment to Smith’s legacy, however, was that he had several County graduates return to the school and coach beside him.
Ezma Lea (King) Stevens (Coach/Contributor) -- Stevens formerly King, was a health and physical education teacher at LCHS for 26 years. She established and ran the Girls Athletic Association (G.A.A.) at LCHS in 1963 until the passage of Title IX in 1972. During that time, she offered girls the opportunity to play sports like basketball, volleyball, tumbling, spasketball, speedball, softball, soccer and field hockey. Participation in the G.A.A. ranged from 53-135 members and allowed girls the chance to receive letters, patches and pins during this time. In 1972, Stevens became head coach of the first official girls’ basketball team and led them to a district title in their second year. In addition, Stevens coached softball and taught behind the wheel for the Raiders.
John Bryant (Class of 1969) -- Bryant was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track) who earned nine varsity letters for the Raiders. Bryant started both ways in football and earned second team all-district honors at defensive back (1967) and quarterback (1968). Bryant helped the boys' basketball team earn a state runner-up finish in 1967 and earned first team all-district honors in 1968 and 1969. Bryant accrued school records for point per game and assists. Several opposing coaches said he was one of the best defenders in the district at the time. In the spring, he ran sprints and relay events for the track and field team.
John "Bunky" Murphy, III (Class of 1976) -- Murphy earned nine varsity letters while playing three sports (football, wrestling and baseball) for the Raiders. He was the starting quarterback in football as a senior and earned the team MVP in 1975. A four-year wrestler, Murphy twice won the district title in his weight class. On the baseball diamond, he played catcher and third base and batted .476 as a junior and .485 as a senior. In addition, he was the team MVP as a junior. Murphy went on to be a four-year starter as a catcher at UMBC where the team won three Mason Dixon Conference Championships and advanced to the super region three times. Murphy is well known as a long-time volunteer with Dulles Little League and now owns Replay Sports in Ashburn.
Lawrence "Fella" Dolby (Class of 1992) -- Dolby was a five-time letter winner in football and baseball for the Raiders. He was the punter for the football team and earned first team all-district honors in 1990 and 1991, along with second team all-region honors in 1991. On the diamond, Dolby played catcher and was named second team all-district in 1991. As a senior in 1992, he batted .460 with a .711 slugging percentage and earned first team all-district, all-region and all-met. He went on to play baseball at the University of Maryland and Virginia Wesleyan University, where he earned ODAC Player of the Year honors in 1992. After graduation, Dolby was drafted by the Atlanta Braves and played in the Gulf Coast and Danville minor league organizations. Presently, he owns and operates Loudoun County based, Fella Dolby Construction.
Adina Trammel (Class of 1998) -- A four-year starter and letter winner for the LCHS girls' basketball team, Trammel served as a captain in her junior and senior seasons. She was twice named first team all-district and led the 1996 Raiders to the school’s first 20-win season and state tournament appearance. She averaged 12.1 points and 4.2 assists per game, and amassed 193 rebounds as a junior. As a senior, the Raiders started the season 10-0 before she tore her ACL and ended her high school career with a little less than 960 points. Trammel went on to play basketball for four years and started for three seasons at Shenandoah University.
Amanda Arbogast (Class of 2007) -- Arbogast earned seven varsity letters while serving as captain for both the Raider volleyball and softball teams. As a junior, she earned first team all-district and second team all-region honors while leading the team in kills, service points, solo blocks, block assists and aces. In her senior year, she helped lead the team to district and region championship and a trip to the state final. She led the team in blocks and block assists and was second in kills and service aces. For her play, she was named first team all-district, first team all-region and second team all-state. A utility player in softball, she was twice named first team all-district and was team MVP as a freshman. Arbogast went on to graduate from GMU and is currently the Health/PE Department Chair at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn.
Marguerite (Hanna) Lewis (Class of 2008) -- Lewis formerly Hanna, was a four-time letter winner for the Raiders in volleyball. She helped lead the team to two district titles, two region crowns and a state championship in her final two varsity seasons in 2006 and 2007. For her play, she was named first team all-district, first team all-region and second team all-state as a junior. As a senior, she was first team all-district, first team all-region, first team all-state and second team all-met. She finished her career as the Raider record holder for aces in a season (135), aces per set (1.48) and aces in a career (193), which were not surpassed until 2018. Hanna earned a full ride and played at Azusa Pacific before earning her doctorate in Physical Therapy from ODU. In addition, she returned to LCHS and served as the varsity assistant volleyball coach from 2014 through 2017. The Raiders won four district titles, three region titles and four state championships during that span.
Kerry (Sarver) Furr (Class of 2009) -- Furr, formerly Sarver, earned 11 varsity letters playing volleyball, girls' basketball and girls' tennis for the Raiders. She played on teams that won six regular season district championships, seven district tournament titles, four region championships and three state championships (two volleyball and one basketball). In addition, she won a district title playing tennis doubles. She served as captain of all three teams and left the Raider basketball program as the single-season (184) and career (339) record holder in assists. In 2009, she was named the LCHS Senior Female Athlete of the Year. Furr went on to play two years of club basketball before walking on and making the Virginia Tech basketball team in her junior and senior seasons.