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Area Athletes to Play College Sports

By Eric J. Wallace

From left: Ryan Albee, lacrosse, Randolph; Courtney Berry, volleyball, Washington and Lee; Eleri Hayden, basketball, Roanoke; Ryan Ingram, basketball, Swarthmore; Morgan James, swim and dive, Catholic; Sam James, baseball, St. Mary’s; Olivia Nichols, volleyball, Sewanee; Nate Riely, wrestling, American; Jarrett Smith, football, Washington and Lee; Noah Yourkavitch, football, Hampden Sydney; not pictured: Madison Masloff, track and field, Virginia. (Photo: Mike Marshall)

After hours upon hours of hard work and dedication, it’s that time of year when the most gifted of our area’s high school athletes announce their plans for continuing their athletic careers. In commemoration of these young men and women’s accomplishments, here’s a list of WAHS and Miller School student-athletes that will go on to play in college or, in one instance, professional sports.


Girls Rowing

Carrie Smith, Notre Dame University

Grace Von Elter, University of Virginia

Field Hockey

Valerie Hajek, either the University of Pennsylvania or John Hopkins University


Olivia Nichols, Sewanee

Courtney Berry, Washington & Lee University

Girls Basketball

Eleri Hayden, Roanoke College

Girls Track

Averi Witt, James Madison University

Madison Masloff, University of Virginia

Girls Lacrosse

Hannah Schuler, Arizona State


Noah Yourkavitch, Hampden-Sydney College

Jarrett Smith, Washington & Lee University

Boys Basketball

Ryan Ingram, Swarthmore College


Nate Riley, American University

Boys Lacrosse

Ryan Albee, Randolph College

Boys Swim & Dive

Morgan James, Catholic University


Sam James, St. Mary’s


Girls Basketball

Secret Bryant, Southern Methodist University

Boys Baseball

Tanner Morris, University of Virginia

Ethan Murray, Duke University

Adam Hackenberg, Clemson University

Will Wagner, Liberty University

Boys Cycling

Laurent Gervais, Aevelo U-23 Professional Cycling Team

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