Voyager Academy’s Jay Huff will enter his senior season next school year without any recruiting pressure on his back.
Huff, a 6-10, 185-pound power forward/center, committed last week to the University of Virginia.
He reportedly picked the Cavaliers over Wake Forest, East Carolina and Wofford. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski also was seen at a Voyager playoff game this past season.
Huff led Voyager last season in scoring (16.3 ppg), rebounds (8.1 rpg) and blocks (5.0 bpg).
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The Vikings (29-3) ended their 2014-15 season in the N.C. High School Athletics Association’s 1A regional semifinals, with a four-point loss in overtime to Pinetown Northside.
Durham Academy lacrosse
▪ Boys lacrosse coach Jon Lantzy has been chosen to serve on the U.S. under-19 men’s lacrosse team selection committee.
“I am excited to watch our nation’s best U19 lacrosse players compete for a spot on the squad and watching that group take the field to represent Team USA and defend our consecutive streak of U19 world championships titles,” said Lantzy who will serve on the committee for the second time in his career.
Lantzy and nine other members will select 23 players to represent the U.S. in Canada next year. Preliminary tryouts will be held June 29 to July 1 at Stevenson University in Owings Mills, Md. Final tryouts are Aug. 7-9 at Johns Hopkins University.
“This (previous) experience, coupled with his formidable playing and coaching backgrounds, makes him a terrific asset to the committee,” committee chair Skip Lichtfuss said. “He’ll bring a wealth of knowledge and candor to the player selection process. We’re excited to have him on board.”
▪ DA junior Leander Perun, and sophomores Madi Dunk and Hannah Pope were among 18 athletes who represented North Carolina at the U.S. Lacrosse Women’s National Tournament last month. They were chosen from a pool of 70 players. Perun and Dunk played on last year’s N.C. all-star team with DA teammate Chloe Lewis.
TISAC All-Conference honors
Baseball: Patrick Callaghan
Boys golf: Dylan Lukes, Quade Lukes and Allen Smith
Girls lacrosse: Lewis (player of the year), Jordan Barry, Dunk, Perun, Hannah Pope and Spencer Woody
Boys lacrosse: Alex Bassil, Ford Easley, Sam Frey and Braden Saba
Softball: Anna Baker and Annamaria Sotolongo (honorable mention)
Boys tennis: Jason Lapidus, James Shaheen and Justine Warren
Girls soccer: Lakin Barry, Kendall Bshick, Jaya Perentis and Dana Rowe
Girls track: Eliza Dekker and Emma Myers
Boys track: Ben Womble
A perfect 10
North Carolina Central’s volleyball program continues to garner respect under first-year coach Nikki Holmes.
Holmes picked up his 10th recruit for the fall season with Southern Vance senior Bree Simmons.
Simmons, who also played high school softball, is a 5-5 defensive specialist and setter from Henderson.
“We are excited to add Bree to our program,” Holmes said. “Bree brings in a strong work ethic, and her athletic ability will add depth to our roster. “