Next level: over a dozen student athletes commit to play at the college level

ODAC well represented in Jefferson Forest’s class of 15 signees.

ROANOKE, Va. – The spring sports signing period continued Wednesday out east as Jefferson Forest had 15 student-athletes commit to continue academic and athletic careers at the college level. Nine different sports programs were represented with the athletes choosing eleven different colleges/universities:

  • Kyle Butcher (Soccer) Oglethorpe University
  • Hailey Coleman (Soccer) Randolph College
  • Grayson Yeager (Soccer) Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Ben Hiss (Swimming) Randolph College
  • Evan Shopbell (Swimming) Western Connecticut State University
  • Connor Kail (Golf) Bridgewater College
  • Evan Mace (Baseball) University of Lynchburg
  • Maddie Simmons (Softball) University of Lynchburg
  • Ryan Roth (Lacrosse) St. Mary’s College
  • Floyd Wells (Lacrosse) Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Kandace McIvor (Track) Radford University
  • Brannon Adams (Cross Country, Track) Liberty University
  • Shauna Skow (Cross Country, Track) High Point University
  • Lauren Vossen (Cross Country, Track) High Point University
  • Matt Wirth (Wrestling) Roanoke College

In Daleville at Lord Botetourt High School, All-State honoree Evan Gates committed to run cross country and track at the University of Lynchburg.

About the Authors:

Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.

Brooke Leonard is the newest addition to the 10 Sports team, joining in June 2019.