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Prep sports stars sign on to College choices

Highlanders, Patriots, Bobcats stars sign letters on intent

Radford/Salem/Roanoke, VA – A prep signing period opens Wednesday for everyone other than football and men’s and women’s D-1 hoops. At the home of the Bobcats, Radford star volleyball player Trinity Adams is headed to SEC and national power Florida. Adams helped lead the Bobcats to a state championship right here in nearby Salem, as they defeated Poquoson for the title. She is clearly excited to continue her career in gator country.

" I am so excited to go to Florida. When I went for my official(visit) they had a great family culture. they love each other like family and when I went they were just so welcoming to me and I knew that was the type of program that I wanted to be a part of," Adams said.

Meanwhile at Glenvar high two-time state champion swimmer Reese Dunkenberger signs her national letter of intent to head to Tulane University. Reese is a 12-time medalist in the class 1A/2A championships and she is sporting a 4.0 GPA. She’s excited to head to the ‘big easy’.

“It’s such a welcoming environment. I love the coaches and the team and I had a tremendous amount of support here at Glenvar through my teammates and coaches and family and I’m so looking forward to it,” Dunkenberger said.

And at Patrick henry, the Patriots multi-sport star Savannah Derey will play lacrosse at the next level. She’s headed up I-81 to JMU.

“Yes, definitely! This has been a long process and it’s a relief to see it’s finally over but also just really exciting to see all the fruit it’s come to after all these years put into it,” Derey explained.

Derey’s got a season of lacrosse left at PH, and she has certainly a star on the courts as well for the Patriots.

George Wythe high also had a some business this signing day. The Maroons had a trio of talented stars make commitments. Lauren Pickett will play volleyball at D-2 Eckerd College, Meleah Kirtner will play hoops at ETSU and Daniel Goode will drive up I-81 and play golf for Radford.


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John serves as the Sports Director at WSLS 10. From Virginia Tech, to NASCAR and everything in between, WSLS 10 Sports covers the names making big plays in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB.