AHS celebrates four signing to play on the Division-I level

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- When Kelsey Myers made her college decision she wanted something just like the University of Virginia, but a chance to create her own story.

"I wanted to have my own team, my own team dynamic," Myers said, who's mom is Virginia women's lacrosse Coach Julie Myers, "I wanted my own schooling experience and she understood that too and she helped me get to where I am."

Kelsey says she fell in love with the sport because of her mom and the program she has built, which lead her to signing with Stanford. While the schools could not be further apart, Kelsey knows there will be a time when she faces the Cavaliers and her mom.

"I can only imagine what it will be like next year when we play each other," she said," "We are on the schedule I'm pretty sure to play each other for the next four years, which will be interesting."

Myers was joined by three other Patriots Daniel Starr, Tim Lindenbaum and Bri Knight, all signing to play at the Division-I level.

Starr will leave behind UVA as well, signing to play soccer for Virginia Tech. The reigning Class 5 state player of the year says he gets grief for his decision all the time, but enjoys it.

"Really exciting, it's great competition and I'm really looking forward to it," Starr said of playing in the ACC, "I don't think I can't not like UVA, so I still like them."

Lindenbaum will also stay in-state making the decision to attend VMI. The Patriot defender says his upbringing has prepared him for life as a student-athlete for the Cadets.

"My dad had a lot to do with it," he said, "He was in the Navy for 23 years, so I was kind of raised in a military kid, so I'm not used to the lifestyle, but I'm ready for it."

Knight signed with Ohio State becoming the second rower at Albemarle to get a scholarship for Division-I rowing.

"I never was a big sports person growing up and to be able to come into a program and do so well has been really a great experience for me," Knight said.

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