Tuesday's local college roundup: Hokies' Green, JMU's Brady gain top VaSID basketball honors

Men’s basketball:

Virginia Tech's Erick Green was named Player of the Year in the state, James Madison's Matt Brady Coach of the Year and Longwood's Michael Kessens Rookie of the Year by the Virginia Sports Information Directors.


Norfolk State’s Pendarvis Williams made the first team, and William and Mary’s Marcus Thornton made the second team. ...

W&M's Kyle Gaillard, a redshirt junior majoring in business finance, won the Colonial Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award for men's basketball.


The Portsmouth Invitational Tournament, an annual showcase of 64 top college seniors in front of pro scouts, begins Wednesday night at Churchland High.

Among its late additions was A.J. Davis, who was the Colonial Athletic Association tournament MVP in leading James Madison to its first title since 1994. He will play for Roger Brown's Restaurant.


Ben Verlander hit another home run and drove in four runs to help Old Dominion beat Richmond 7-4. ...

Host VMI beat William and Mary 4-2 on Will Connerley's go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth.

Apprentice School fell to 25-6 with a 6-4 loss at Virginia State in Ettrick.


Chris Aldridge drove in three runs for the Builders, belting a two-run homer in the first inning and hitting a sacrifice fly in the eighth. But the Trojans' five-run first inning proved to be Apprentice's undoing.

Women's lacrosse:


Christopher Newport, riding a 14-game winning streak, climbed two positions to No. 15 in the Division III coaches' poll.

The Captains (14-1) lead the nation in victories, are third nationally in goals per game and are sixth in fewest goals yielded per game.

Men's swimming and diving:

W&M's Andrew Strait, a frequent record-setter for the Tribe, won the CAA Scholar-Athlete Award for men's swimming for the second year in a row.

A junior majoring in standard mathematics, Strait is a three-time recipient of the Provost's Award (3.5-plus GPA) at W&M and has also earned the CAA Commissioner's Academic Award three times.

Women’s tennis:

No. 39 VCU won 4-2 at home against No. 41 William and Mary, though Anik Cepeda won in singles and doubles for the Tribe. ...

Salisbury beat visiting CNU 6-3 in a matchup of regionally ranked teams. Jodi Noland won at No. 3 singles and at No. 2 doubles with Jackie Gaine for the Captains.

Men’s tennis:

CNU finished the regular season on a 12-match victory streak, winning 7-2 at Salisbury.

Chiraag Shetty, a freshman from Tabb High, won 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1 for the Captains. Will Sloan, at No. 5, clinched the team triumph.