CJ Standen remembers being in awe at seeing Jordan Jackson, TJ Spain and Tyler Duckstein signal to play faculty soccer throughout a ceremony when he was a sophomore.
Now, he’s part of a bunch that may simply encourage future Pioneers.
Standen was certainly one of three Millbrook soccer gamers who signed to compete on the faculty stage in a ceremony held at Greenwood Mill Elementary School on Saturday. Each of them is headed to North Carolina. Standen can be in Murfreesboro to play for Chowan of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, whereas middle Anthony Castillo and large receiver Braden George will proceed to be teammates in Fayetteville at NCAA Division III Methodist University, which competes within the USA South.
Those three be part of defensive again Timmy Higdon as Pioneers who’ve signed within the final month. Higdon will play for NCAA Division III Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Standen visited a number of Division III faculties following a standout senior season through which he led the world with 52 catches for 1,024 yards (a 19.7 common) and 7 TDs in 10 video games. The All-Area First Team and All-Class 4 Northwestern District Second Team choice had 9 extra catches and 234 extra receiving yards than every other space receiver despite the fact that Millbrook didn’t take part within the playoffs. In his closing sport towards Eastern View, Standen had eight catches for a school-record 203 yards and one TD.
In January, Standen stated Chowan quarterbacks coach Jayden Rlley was trying by means of Twitter and noticed certainly one of Standen’s posts about visiting one other faculty, and he then preceded to take a look at Standen’s Hudl movie on-line. After some preliminary communication, two weeks later Standen visited the campus.
“I like their coaching philosophy a lot,” stated Standen, who will obtain a partial tutorial scholarship, in a telephone interview two weeks in the past. “I like the culture there, and the vision they have for the future.”
Standen is becoming a member of a Hawks workforce that went 7-3 total and 4-3 within the CIAA underneath second-year head coach Mark Hall, essentially the most wins this system has had since 1983.
Standen will research enterprise and was enthused to listen to that’s thought of to be top-of-the-line tutorial applications at Chowan.
“As far as playing in college, it’s really a dream come true,” stated Standen, who additionally gave severe consideration to D3 faculties Christopher Newport and Randolph-Macon. “Before the season I set a goal for myself to play D2 football. Actually accomplishing that goal is really big for me.”
Castillo and George will be part of a Methodist program that went 7-2 total and 7-1 within the USA South final yr. The Monarchs are led by sixth-year head coach Keven Williams.
Castillo was named All-District and All-Area Honorable Mention final season. He helped the Pioneers common 262.8 yards per sport and 18.2 factors per sport.
Castillo will research sports activities advertising.
George was named to the All-Area Second Team and chosen All-District honorable point out after recording 34 catches for 438 yards (a 12.9 common) and 4 TDs.
George will main in both train and sports activities science, or kinesiology.
Higdon will be part of a Geneva workforce that went 4-6 total and 4-5 within the Presidents’ Athletic Conference underneath 29-year head coach Geno DeMarco.
Higdon recorded 20 tackles (14 solo) and 4 go breakups final yr for Millbrook and can seemingly research historical past at Geneva.
Boys’ soccer: Handley 8, Skyline 0
WINCHESTER — Handley defeated Skyline in its residence opener on Monday to enhance to 2-1-1. The sport took 60 minutes, and the Judges didn’t need to make a single save.
Handley leaders: Jonathan Ramirez 2 objectives, 1 help; Jonathan Romero 2 objectives; Jag Fitzsimmons-Call 1 aim, 1 help; Dash Fitzsimmons-Call, Sam Cornette 2 assists every; Rigoberto Cabrera-Guzman, James Fowler, Sergio Santos 1 aim every; Jackson Justice, Robert Avant 1 help every; Owen Turnbull, Bryce Pollak mixed shutout.
Boys’ tennis: Handley 9, Spotswood 0
WINCHESTER — Handley improved to 6-0 with a non-district win over Spotswood.
Singles winners: No. 1 J.H. Herrington 8-1; No. 2 Brendan Love 8-1; No. 3 Neil Parikh 8-1; No. 4 N.R. Herrington 8-1; No. 5 Ty Dickson 8-3; No. 6 Nathan Thomas 9-7.
Doubles winners: No. 1 J.H. Herrington/Love 8-0; No. 2 Parikh/Dickson 8-1; No. 3 N.R. Herrington/Nathan Thomas 8-3.
Girls’ soccer: Sherando 2, Fauquier 0
WARRENTON — Kelsey Johnson scored two objectives and Sherando coach Stacey Macoff earned her first profession win because the Warriors defeated Fauquier in a Class 4 Northwestern District sport on Monday.
The Warriors are 1-3 total and 1-1 within the district.
Other Sherando leaders: Carson Foltz, Sophia Straightiff 1 help every; Camey Pinkley shutout in aim.
Handley 8, Skyline 0
FRONT ROYAL — Julia Nerangis had a hat trick to guide Handley to a win over Skyline on Monday. The Judges are 4-0.
Other Handley leaders: Taylor Roark 1 aim, 2 assists; Mikayla Balio 2 objectives; Samantha Stevens 1 aim, 1 help; Jailynn Rivera 1 aim; Madison Hobson. Emeryce Worrell 1 help every; Emma Westfall 2 saves.
Softball: Kettle Run 13, Sherando 3 (6)
NOKESVILLE — Kettle Run broke a 3-3 tie with 9 runs within the backside of the fifth inning, then tacked on one other run within the sixth to defeat Sherando in a Class 4 Northwestern District sport on Monday.
In the fifth inning, the Cougars had 9 hits, together with a two-run inside-the-park residence run, and took benefit of two errors by Sherando (1-4, 0-1 district). The Warriors had three hits and 6 errors complete.
Sherando leaders: Meghan Harris 1-2, double, 2 RBIs; Abby Vadnais 1-1, 2 runs, 2 walks; Allison Williams 1-1, double, 2 walks.