Webb, Edwards get state honors
William and Mary’s B.W. Webb, a Warwick High graduate, was named the state’s top Division I player in special teams by the Touchdown Club of Richmond.
Ben Edwards, a York High product for the Richmond Spiders, was named the top end/wide receiver, and Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinicke was named the best offensive back.
U.Va.’s honorees were Oday Aboushi (offensive lineman) and Steve Greer (repeating as the top linebacker). Virginia Tech’s lone honor went to Derrick Hopkins (defensive lineman).
Those players and others will be honored at a banquet Wednesday at the Hilton Richmond Hotel, where the Dudley Award (the state Heisman) will be awarded.
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Georgia State hires football coach
Georgia State hired Indiana State’s Trent Miles for its head-coaching position.
Virginia offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and Virginia Tech running backs coach Shane Beamer were among the candidates who reportedly interviewed. The Panthers went 1-10 this year as a CAA team, beating only Rhode Island, but — like Old Dominion — are rising to FBS.
Virginia senior forward Caroline Miller made the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s All-America first team. William and Mary senior midfielder Mallory Schaffer made the second team.
Schaffer, a first-team pick last year, became the ninth Tribe player to gain multiple distinctions. She also made the Senior CLASS All-America second team, encompassing on- and off-field exploits.
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