College Watch: Standout Historic Triangle Alumni, Feb. 22-28

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Marcus Carter led Bruton with 25 points Friday night. (Photo by Will Armbruster/WYDaily)
Marcus Carter helped CNU claim a conference title last week. (file photo)

It was a jam-packed week of collegiate athletics as winter sports are heading into their respective postseasons and spring sports are underway.

Bruton alumnus and Christopher Newport University sophomore Marcus Carter helped lead the Captains to a Capital Athletic Conference championship last week.

Other Historic Triangle athletes had standout performances in baseball, men’s basketball, softball and swimming.

Each week throughout the school year, WYDaily will keep you up to date on what Historic Triangle athletes and coaches have been up to since high school graduation.

Know of a college or pro athlete from the Historic Triangle who deserves recognition? Send us an email at sports@wydaily.com to let us know.

Baseball

  • William & Mary freshman Matthew Keane (Jamestown) went 2-for-4 with a run scored during a Feb. 27 win against Holy Cross.
  • Bridgewater College freshman Ryan Mason (Jamestown) threw 1 2/3 innings and struck out one batter during a Feb. 26 loss to Mary Washington.
  • Barton College freshman Ricks Dearing (Grafton) went 3-for-5 from the plate with two runs scored and an RBI during a Feb. 28 win against King University.
  • Ferrum College junior Lane Deaver (Grafton) went a perfect 5-for-5 from the plate with 2 RBIs during a Feb. 27 win against Urbana.
  • William Peace University junior Brian Willis (York) went 2-for-4 from the plate with an RBI during a Feb. 27 win against Wabash.
  • Christopher Newport University senior Tommy Vitaletti (Jamestown) earned National Collegiate Baseball Writers’ Association Division III National Player of the Week after a strong first week of play. He continued his hot streak by going 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs during a Feb. 27 rout of Ithaca and 3-for-5 with three runs scored during a Feb. 28 win against Susquehanna.
  • Christopher Newport University senior Blake Ream (Grafton) earned his first win of the season on Feb. 27 against Ithaca, striking out seven batters over six shutout innings of work.
  • Christopher Newport University senior Adam Emerson (Lafayette) notched his second save of the year during a Feb. 28 win against Susquehanna, throwing one inning of shutout ball.

Men’s Basketball

  • Christopher Newport University sophomore Marcus Carter (Bruton) posted a double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds during a Feb. 25 win against St. Mary’s (Md.). He also scored 15 points to help the Captains defeat Salisbury in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game on Feb. 27.
  • Roanoke College sophomore Joey Miller (Grafton) scored 14 points during a Feb. 26 loss to Randolph College during the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.
  • Virginia State University junior Elijah Moore (Grafton) scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds during a Feb. 25 win against Fayetteville State. He posted another solid performance on Feb. 26 against Bowie State, dropping 18 points and nine rebounds.
  • Coastal Carolina junior Colton Ray-St. Cyr (Lafayette) logged 13 points during a Feb. 27 win against UNC Asheville.
  • Hampden-Sydney senior Mitch Owens (Walsingham Academy) scored 10 points during a Feb. 23 win against Bridgewater College. He also posted 17 points during a Feb. 26 loss to Lynchburg College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament.
  • Randolph College senior Corey Brown (Walsingham Academy) scored 15 points and had eight rebounds during a Feb. 26 win against Roanoke College. He continued his strong week by posting a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds in a Feb. 27 win against Virginia Wesleyan. Finally, Brown scored 14 points during a Feb. 28 loss to Lynchburg College in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship game.

Softball

  • Bryant University freshman Colby Norris (Warhill) threw a complete game and allowed one earned run during a narrow Feb. 26 loss to East Carolina in her first collegiate start. She also pitched 4 2/3 innings and allowed two earned runs during a Feb. 27 loss to Notre Dame.
  • Louisburg College freshman DaSha Hill (Bruton) went 2-for-4 with an inside-the-park home run during a Feb. 28 loss to East George State.
  • Elon University sophomore Hannah Olson (Grafton) went 2-for-4 during a Feb. 27 loss to North Carolina A&T. She also posted a performance of 2-for-3 with an RBI during a Feb. 27 win against Fairleigh Dickinson.
  • Christopher Newport University junior Tara Heatwole (Jamestown) threw a complete-game shutout during a Feb. 23 win against William Peace University. She also threw another complete-game shutout during a Feb. 27 win against Lynchburg College.
  • Randolph College senior Hannah Winfree (York) recorded her first save of the year during a Feb. 25 win against Averett, throwing one shutout inning.
  • Christopher Newport University senior Hannah Cook (Grafton) logged a pair of RBIs during a Feb. 27 win against Lynchburg College.

Swimming

  • William & Mary freshman Joey Rento (Hampton Roads Academy) finished fifth in the 200 backstroke in a personal-best time of 1:47.81 during the Colonial Athletic Association Championships last week. He also finished eighth in the 200 butterfly in a time of 1:51.07.
  • William & Mary junior Allie Chrsity (Bruton) finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 2:16.11 during the Colonial Athletic Association Championships last week.
  • James Madison University junior Mary Elizabeth Warhol (York) finished fifth in the 100 backstroke in a time of 55.15 and third in the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:58.24 during last week’s Colonial Athletic Association Championships. She also helped JMU’s 400 medley relay team take second.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill senior Ben Colley (Lafayette) finished fourth in the 200 individual medley, eighth in the 100 butterfly, third in the 200 breaststroke and assisted on two top-five placing relay teams during the Atlantic Coast Conference Swimming and Diving Championships last week.

In-season athletes followed in this feature:

Baseball: Travis Arthur, William Peace University (Tabb ’14); Warren Atkins, Bridgewater College (Lafayette ’14); Thomas Chisam, Christopher Newport Univesrity (Walsingham Academy ’15); Ricks Dearing, Barton College (Grafton ’15); Lane Deaver, Ferrum (Grafton ’13); Adam Emerson, Christopher Newport University (Lafayette ’12); Tyler Floyd, Averett University (Bruton ’15); Eric Harp, Longwood University (York ’15); Tyler Klinedinst, William Peace University (Warhill ’13); Evan Sperling, University of Virginia (Grafton ’15); Sean Hughes, Boston College (Jamestown ’15); Matt Keane, William & Mary (Jamestown ’15); Trevor Kelly, George Mason University (York ’14); Ryan Mason, Bridgewater College (Jamestown ’15); Blake Ream, Christopher Newport University (Grafton ’12); Jordan Sprouse, Virginia Wesleyan (Grafton ’15); Tommy Vitaletti, Christopher Newport University (Jamestown ’12); Corey Williams, Christopher Newport University (Jamestown ’15), Brian Willis, William Peace University (York ’13)

Men’s Basketball: Corey Brown, Randolph College (Walsingham ’12); Marcus Carter, Christopher Newport University (Bruton ’14); Jake Duncan, Hampden-Sydney (Williamsburg Christian Academy ’13); John Fitchett, Roanoke College (Lafayette ’13); Keith Hornsby, Louisiana State University (Oak Hill Academy ’12); Joey Miller, Roanoke College (Grafton ’14); Elijah Moore, Virginia State University (Grafton ’13); Mitch Owens, Hampden-Sydney (Walsingham Academy ’12); Deron Powers, Hofstra University (Williamsburg Christian Academy ’13), Colton Ray-St. Cyr, Coastal Carolina (Lafayette ’13)

Women’s Basketball: Keyana Brown, Old Dominion University (Lafayette ’14); Alexis Calloway, Randolph College (Bruton ’14); Alayna Cormier, Utica College (Warhill ’15); Kasey Grainer, Virginia Wesleyan (Warhill ’15); Jalynn Ponzo, Christopher Newport University (Williamsburg Christian Academy ’14); Rakeema Willis, Mary Baldwin (York ’15)

Softball: Lia Batchelor, Christopher Newport University (York ’14); Hannah Cook, Christopher Newport University (Grafton ’12); Christa Hall, Campbell University (Grafton ’15); Hannah Hautz, Mary Washington (York ’14); Tara Heatwole, Christopher Newport University (Jamestown ’13); DaSha Hill, Louisburg College (Bruton ’15); Colby Norris, Bryant University (Warhill ’15); Hannah Olson, Elon University (Grafton ’14); Kerstin Roth, Roanoke College (Grafton ’15); Kayla St. John, Lynchburg College (Tabb ’13); Patti Vinson, Randolph College (Lafayette ’12); Hannah Winfree, Randolph College (York ’13); Morgan Wooddell, Christopher Newport Univeristy (Tabb ’14); Nadina Wright, Eastern Mennonite (Warhill ’14)

Swimming: Peyton Baldwin, University of Virginia (Hampton Roads Academy ’15); Victoria Barley, Old Domonion (Tabb ’13); Allie Christy, William & Mary (Bruton ’13); Ben Colley, University of North Carolina (Lafayette ’12); Max Groene, Virginia Military Institute (Jamestown ’12); Nate Hartt, Mary Washington (Jamestown ’12); John Kale, Virginia Tech (Lafayette ’15); Walker Kale, Ferrum (Lafayette ’14); Trevor Long, George Mason University (Jamestown ’13); Tom Nanartowich, Virginia Military Institute (Walsingham Academy ’13); Nicole Piercy, University of Richmond (Hampton Roads Academy ’15); Chris Prewitt, Old Dominion (Grafton ’12); Joey Rento, William & Mary (Hampton Roads Academy ’15); Maddy Rymer, Mary washington (Grafton ’14); Christian Shaner, Virginia Military Institute (Jamestown ’12); Mary Elizabeth Warhol, James Madison University (York ’13); Lauren Wood, Mary Washington (Jamestown ’13)