Monday's local roundup: Bridgewater freshman, Jamestown alum Christina Herbert earns All-America honor in golf

Women’s golf:

Bridgewater freshman and Jamestown High product Christina Herbert was named an honorable mention All-American by the Women’s Golf Coaches Association.

Herbert, the first All-American in Bridgewater history, also was named to the All-East Region team.

She ranked 10th in Division III with a 77.89 strokes-per-round average and placed among the top five of all 10 events she played this season.

Men’s tennis:

Third-seeded Virginia beat No. 2 Baylor 4-2 on the Bears' home courts in Waco, Texas, to advance to the NCAA championship match. The Cavaliers will play top-seeded Oklahoma, which edged Texas Christian 4-3 in the other national semi.

Mitchell Frank, the Cavaliers' top player, and Collin Altamirano won third sets at virtually the same time to send U.Va. over the top in a grueling match.


Virginia starting pitcher Nathan Kirby was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team, and five of his teammates also were honored after the conference’s 14 coaches voted.

U.Va. shortstop Daniel Pinero, third baseman Kenny Towns and relief pitcher Josh Sborz were second-team selections, and Adam Haseley and Pavin Smith were chosen for the All-Freshman team.

Kirby compiled a 5-2 record with a 2.28 earned-run average in 10 starts. Kirby, who mssed his last three starts because of an injury, gave up 50 hits and posted 75 strikeouts in just over 59 innings.

Women’s lacrosse:

Four Virginia players earned Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-America honors.

Casey Bocklet was named to the first team, Morgan Stephens and Courtney Swan were second-team picks and Liza Blue was a third-team selection.

Men’s lacrosse:

Virginia’s Davi Sacco, Ryan Tucker and Owen Van Arsdale were named United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Scholar All-Americans.

The USILA selection committee recognizes Division I, II and III student-athletes who have distinguished themselves academically, athletically and through community service.

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