Walsingham to host seminar for prospective college athletes; Trojans baseball makes TCIS final

Walsingham Academy will host a “Guide for the Prospective College Student-Athlete” seminar Thursday, May 19.

The event, aimed at facilitating a better understanding of the college recruiting and admissions process for potential college student-athletes, will be held at 7 p.m. in the Chismer Athletic Complex on Walsingham’s campus, and is free and open to the public.

RSVP is not required. Find more at http://www.walsingham.org/CollegeAthleteGuide.

Topics will include “core courses, the NCAA Clearinghouse and eligibility, recruiting services, the realities of playing at different levels, and expanding a recruiting profile," according to a school release.

Panelists, who will answer questions from the audience, will include James Cullimore (William and Mary director of athletic compliance), Christine Collett (Walsingham college counselor, NCAA Academic All-American at Penn State in lacrosse), Neil Bailey (Walsingham athletic director, 2013 National Junior College Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year at East Georgia State College), and Kim Davenport (Walsingham teacher and coach, former William and Mary, George Washington, Christopher Newport tennis coach).

Baseball

Walsingham Academy is scheduled to play in its first Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools baseball championship 7 p.m. Friday at Norfolk State.

Walsingham downed Norfolk Academy 7-6 Wednesday in nine innings in the semifinals.

Tredell Blow got the win for Walsingham (15-7).

Christian Carter had a pair of game-tying hits for the Trojans and scored the winning run on a throwing error off a ball put in play by Jason Covaney.

James West had three hits including his first home run of the season.

Track and field

Walsingham Academy’s boys and girls track and field teams finished fourth at the Tidewater Conference of Independent Schools championships Tuesday at Norfolk Academy.

Norfolk Academy's girls team and Bishop Sullivan's boys team came in first.

Highlights for Walsingham's girls included Clare Kinney’s second place in the 800. She was also on the 4x800 team with Frankie Riggs, Dolby Forrest and Catherine Schumacher that took second as well as the 4x400 team that took second and included Kiely Curran, Sarah Benson and Grace Vidlak. Vidlak took a second in the 3200.

Kiely Curran was third in the 400, and in addition to the 4x400 team, was also on the third-place 4x100 team along with Angel DeModna, Sarah Benson and Hannah Pickering.

Denise Dangeleit took a third in the high jump.

Highlights for the boys team included Mathias Cannon taking second in the 1600 and 400.

Chris Correll was second in the 300 hurdles along with a fourth in the 110 hurdles and Jack Grimson was second in the 3200. All three then combined with Petr Ptacek to win the 4x400.
Holden Kearns took second in the shot put and fourth in the discus.

Golf

Walsingham won its fourth in a row Tuesday 173-189 over Portsmouth Christian and will host the TCIS tourney at Kiskiack Monday.

Luke Erhdal was low medalist with a 41.

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