William and Mary linebacker John Beus and offensive lineman Colby Sursdale earned their seventh postseason All-America honor on Friday, with both players earning first-team distinction by Walter Camp. Camp is one of the toughest teams, with only 24 players honored.
Pius and Sordall have previously been named All-America honors by the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Stats Perform, Athlon Sports, Hero Sports, and Phil Steele Magazine.
Quarterback James Madison Todd Centeio has been selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be held at the Rose Bowl at 6 p.m. EST Jan. 28. NFL Network will carry it.
Centeio will be part of the national team, under the guidance of former Tennessee Titans and current Tennessee State coach Eddie George.
Before a record-breaking wrestling crowd of 5,943 crowd at Castle Coliseum, No. 8 Virginia Tech defeated No. 5 North Carolina State 16-14. The Hokies won five out of 10 bouts – including Bryce Andonian’s signature comeback – in the ACC opener on the ACC Network.
Andonian, who ranked sixth nationally at 157 pounds, scored a huge 24-10 decision against seventh seed Ed Scott. It was the only decision all night worth more than three points to a team’s score.
Also winning were Virginia Tech’s Sam Latona (5th at 133 pounds), Caleb Henson (9th at 149 pounds), Mikhe Lewis (3rd at 174 pounds) and Andy Smith (26th at 197).
Smith outlasted sixth-ranked Isaac Trumble 3-2 for three points extending Tech’s lead to 16-11, and it proved decisive when 12th-ranked heavyweight Owen Trevan scored an upset win to defeat 23rd-ranked Hunter Katka-1 in a clash. Last night.
Pittsburgh defeated Virginia 25-6 at the Memorial Gym in Charlottesville in both teams’ ACC home opener.
Pitt improved to 7-2, while the Cavaliers fell to 6-3 in their first appearance since last weekend’s Virginia Dulles at Hampton.
UVA’s only wins have come from Neil Antrasian and Jarrod Verklearen. Antrassian, ranked No. 20 at 184 pounds, beat No. 17 Reese Heller 8-3. Verkleren, ranked 30th at 149 pounds, outlasted Tyler Padgett, ranked 29th, 5-3 in tonight’s final.
Four-time Pocoson State Champion Patrick McCormick lost 14-1 to Pitt’s Colton Camacho at 125 pounds.
College field hockey
Christopher Newport’s Abe Asunción was named VA Sports Information Management Player of the Year in the state after compiling 11 goals and 12 assists in 21 games.
CNU sophomore Brooke Bilhimer was named Defensive Player of the Year, and Captains freshman goaltender Lily Kerr was Rookie of the Year. Asuncion and Bilheimer were both second-team All-Americans as selected by the coaches.
The first team included Asuncion, Bilheimer, Kerr and fellow captain Marcela Sabbagh.
The second team included Alexis Morales and Katie Abendschoen from CNU.
The Virginia Cavaliers took home three of four major awards in VaSID University Division balloting.
Forward Annie McDonough was Player of the Year, linebacker Daniela Mendes-Trendler was Rookie of the Year, and Michelle Madison was Coach of the Year.
Liberty Azul goalkeeper Iritxity Irigoyen was Defensive Player of the Year.
A first-team All-American, McDonough scored three goals and six assists for the Cavaliers (13-8), which reached fifth in the nation. Mendes-Trendler scored 19 points, including eight goals.
Iritxity Irigoyen had eight strikeouts, a 1.10 goals-against average and a record of 12-8. She became the Flames’ career record holder with 17 knockouts and 43 victories.
Marlon De Bruyne of Old Dominion made the first team, as did Bethany Dikema of Liberty’s Newport News.
The second team included Dykema’s sister/teammate Emily, William & Mary teammates Tabby Billingham and Lauren Curran, ODU goalkeeper Cam MacGillivray and fellow Monarch from Delphine Le Jeune.
Men’s College Tennis
William & Mary began their season with a 7-0 indoor loss against 11th-ranked Baylor (3-0) at the McCormack Nagelsen Tennis Center despite winning in two singles sets.
Gearing up for Sunday’s showdown against No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville, the Bears won two sets of doubles to take a 1-0 lead, and took their first four singles matches in straight sets.
In the fifth, W&M’s Daniel Pellerito fell 7-5, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) to Ethan Moza. In the sixth, Tribe newcomer Aleksander Karman lost 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to Luke Koenig.
Women’s College Tennis
No. 9 Virginia opened its year with a 7-0 victory over Richmond and a 6-1 victory over James Madison at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville.
UVA graduate student Julia Adams, ranked 34th nationally in singles, has two first-line wins.
Men’s College Volleyball
Freshman Cody Rogan, a graduate of Hickory High School, had 30 assists to help Randolph-Macon begin his season with a 3-1 victory over Barton (25-15, 25-17, 21-25, 25-19) in Wilson, North Carolina. Barton fell 0-3.