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High School All-State team

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

Virginia High School League released the 2018 all-state teams for softball, soccer, and baseball. The Northern Neck District was very well represented in all three sports. The 1A state softball champions Rappahannock Lady Raiders had five players selected with four making 1st team and one on 2nd team. Pitcher Caroline Davenport, Shortstop Savannah Goodman, Designated hitter Maeve Collins, and Utility player Meredith Slaw were 1st team selections, and Outfielder Sarina Darby and First base from the Northumberland Lady Indians Hannah Stout made 2nd team. Meredith Slaw was chosen as the 1A Player of the Year. Head Coach Ellen Gaines was the Coach of the Year. On the baseball diamond, W&L Eagles Shortstop Carson Bell made 1st team and was the Player of the Year. The Lancaster Red Devils Third base Mathew Kleinfelter was selected on 1st team and 2nd team as a Pitcher and the Northumberland Indians Second base Nick Bayse made 2nd team. On the pitch, 1A state runners-up Rappahannock Raiders had four players get All-State recognition with two making 1st team and two on 2nd team. Forward Rhett Hillman and Mid-fielder Jonathan “JP” Maupin made 1st team and Forward Edward Headley and Mid-fielder Ben Martinez were designated for 2nd team. When an athlete in nominated for an All-District, All-Region, and All-State team, it shows the hard work and dedication they have for a sport. Meredith Slaw and Carson Bell were three sport athletes their entire high school career, so during the fall and winter they practiced and played another sport. They didn’t specialize in softball and baseball, yet their skills on the diamond showed with them being named POY in their chosen sport to participate at the next level. They will attend Virginia Tech (Meredith Slaw) and James Madison (Carson Bell) in the fall. Congrats and good luck to the players and coaches; you made it a pleasurable year.