Virginia’s Jordan Scott was named the ACC men’s outdoor field performer of the year on Monday, while UVa’s Bryan Fetzer was chosen the ACC men’s outdoor track and field coach of the year.
Scott finished second in the triple jump at the NCAA championships. He won the triple jump and the long jump at the ACC championships.
Fetzer led the UVa men to an 18th-place finish at the NCAA meet and to a second-place finish at the ACC meet.
Tech coaches honored
The Virginia Tech coaching staff has been named the Mid-Atlantic Region staff of the year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
First-year head coach Pete D’Amour and assistants Doug Gillis, Kirik Kumar and Matt Guemmer led the Hokies to 47 wins — 24 more victories than the team recorded under the prior staff in 2018.
Virginia Tech won a school-record 20 ACC games, claiming the league-regular season title. Tech made the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2015.
Ferrum hires coach
Ferrum has hired Breonnah Neal as its women’s wrestling coach.
She has been an assistant coach at West Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for the past two years. She won a national title when she wrestled for King University.
Neal succeeds Jessica Medina, who stepped down to take a job with USA Wrestling.
Cavs, Generals honored
UVa’s Sammy Mueller (48 goals, 24 assists) has been named a first-team Division I All-American by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association, while UVa’s Maggie Jackson (34 goals, 37 assists) made the second team.
On the Division III front, Washington and Lee’s Haley Tucker (69 goals, 17 assists) and Caitlin Anderson (72 draw controls) made the first team.
Generals, Maroon cited
A.J. Witherell (46 goals, 37 assists) of W&L has been named to the Division III All-America first team by the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association.
Roanoke goalie Ian Davies (248 saves) made the second team, while W&L’s Hudson Hamill (12 goals, 39 assists) made the third team.
The organization also named Witherell the South Region offensive player of the year, while W&L’s Paul Callahan (21 forced turnovers) was named the region’s defensive player of the year.
W&L head coach Gene McCabe and assistants Eric Koch, Will Corrigan, Matt Chriss, Doug Hirsh, Chuck O’Connell and Aidan Long were named the region’s coaching staff of the year. W&L went 16-5 and won the ODAC title.