Lipcius named Freshman All-American; Local stars commit

Tennessee first baseman Andre Lipcius, a Lafayette High graduate who hit .275 with 26 RBI and nine stolen bases, was named a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.

Last month, Lipcius was also recognized as a Freshman All-SEC selection and was the lone Volunteer to start and play in all 52 games.

Lipcius tallied only four errors in more than 470 chances in addition to posting a 21-game streak of reaching base safely to start his collegiate career.

Andre's twin, Luc, also had an impressive debut season for the Vols with 20 starts and 33 games played in right field and as a designated hitter (.256, 1 HR, 8 RBIs).

Boys soccer

Bruton's Chuckie Tenbusch was selected to the Group 2A all-state first team team and Donevan Adkins made the second team.

Swimming

Rising Jamestown senior Abby Larson committed to Virginia Tech, where she will eventually join former Eagles teammate Joelle Vereb.

The duo was recently named the Peninsula Sports Club co-swimmers of the year.

Larson has five individual Group 4A titles in three seasons and last season, claimed the 50 freestyle for the third consecutive year in addition to claiming the 100 free and swimming on a pair of relay champions.

On Friday, Larson tweeted along with a photo of her in maroon on Tech's campus, "Proud to announce my commitment to swim at Virginia Tech! Thank you to all who have supported me through my swimming journey! Go Hokies!"

Volleyball

Bruton's Gabby Calloway also had some big news to announce via social media over the weekend. The rising senior committed to play volleyball for Hampton University.

Calloway averaged 4.3 kills per set for the Panthers in the fall and led the team in aces and serve receptions along with finishing second in digs.

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