A new college season is right around the corner, but many local athletes are still receiving academic awards for the 2018–19 school year.

  • One athlete who doubled up the honors is Longwood women’s lacrosse player
  • Jordan Howard
    • . The rising senior from Eastern View High School was named to the Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll (which requires a 3.0 grade-point average) and to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association’s honor roll (which requires a 3.5 GPA).
    • One of Howard’s former classmates at Longwood, recent graduate
  • Paige Robertson
    • (Courtland), earned the Big South Commissioner’s Award with a 4.0 GPA while playing soccer.
    • Other local IWLCA honor roll recipients included Duke’s
  • Michelle Staggers
    • , a Stafford County resident; Lincoln (Tenn.) Memorial’s
  • Kennedy Buechner
    • (Colonial Forge); Averett’s
  • Rosa Morales
    • (Mountain View); and Mary Washington’s
  • Jenny Bosserman
    • (Eastern View).
    • Local athletes on the Big South honor roll included Campbell women’s soccer players
  • Skylar Wilcox
    • (Riverbend) and
  • Shannon Wratchford
    • (Spotsylvania); Longwood women’s soccer players
  • Kennedy Culbraith
    • (Massaponax) and
  • Sydney Wallace
    • (Courtland); and Radford soccer players
  • Brian Scoffield
    • (Mountain View) and
  • Nicole Ray
    • (Massaponax); and track athletes
  • Anastasia Kramer
    • (Brooke Point) and
  • Taylor Tinsley
    • (Stafford).
    • William & Mary placed eight local athletes on the Colonial Athletic Association’s Comissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.0 or better: track athletes
  • Lauren Graves
    • (Mountain View) and
  • Maddison Wester
    • (Chancellor); swimmer
  • Katie Sell
    • (Mountain View); football players
  • Kris Hooper
    • (Orange),
  • Zack Sims
    • (Riverbend) and
  • Ryan Childress
    • (North Stafford); baseball pitcher
  • Justin Pearson
    • (Mountain View) and field hockey player
  • Maggie Hubert
    • (Mountain View).

    Other CAA honorees included College of Charleston basketball player Bri Sullivan (Colonial Forge); Delaware field hockey’s Emily Kresho (Stafford); James Madison soccer players Trenton Bailey (Massaponax) and Stephanie Hendrie (Colonial Forge); Northeastern sprinter Naukym Morton (North Stafford); Towson field hockey’s Nathalie Tortolero (Mountain View); and Richmond receiver Jarmal Bevels (James Monroe).

    • Shippensburg softball standout
  • Hannah Marsteller
    • (Riverbend) and baseball player
  • Jacob Pollock
    • (Mountain View) earned spots on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s scholar-athlete list with GPAs of 3.25 or better, along with Slippery Rock volleyball player
  • Stephanie Jacobsen
    • (Brooke Point).


    • The latest preseason honor for Penn State rising junior defensive end
  • Yetur Gross-Matos
    • (Chancellor) is a spot on the watch list for the Bronco Nagurski Award, given to the nation’s top defensive player.
    • Towson rising junior receiver
  • Jabari Allen
    • (Courtland) earned honorable mention in the all-CAA preseason voting after catching 53 passes for 751 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns in 2018.
    • Chancellor grad
  • Cady Oster
    • has left her position as the University of Buffalo’s Director of Recruiting Operations to pursue her Master’s Degree, according to a school spokesman.

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