STAB seniors honored for college plans

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- For St. Anne's-Belfield senior basketball player Bri Tinsley, the wait is almost over.

It's been almost a year since Tinsley first committed to play basketball at Virginia, and more than six months since she signed her letter of intent with the Cavaliers last November. Since then, she's been waiting for the day to arrive when she'll head across town to join her new team.

It's almost here.

"At first, things were starting to drag on and it was a long time, but it's coming here fast and I'm excited," Tinsley said Wednesday afternoon.

STAB celebrated the school's athletic achievements during an assembly on Wednesday. Tinsley was one of 10 seniors on stage, honored for their plans to continue their athletic careers in college.

Tinsley will head to UVA in mid-June with some goals in mind.

"Mostly just get in shape," she said, "but also I just want to get a connection with my team, so we can feel more like a family on the court."

Among the other seniors on stage Wednesday were four members of the STAB boys lacrosse team who made a run to the state final four earlier this month. , while Reeves Dunn will head to Christopher Newport.

Jack Schultz will play at Penn, after the one-time Princeton commit decided on the Quakers last December.

"It's incredibly motivating because I know once I get there you're kind of at the bottom of the totem pole, and that's when all the hard work -- ever since I decided I was going there, that's when all my hard work started," Schultz said. "Once I get there I can't wait to work even harder than I have been, and I'm excited to do that."

Schultz admitted that playing college lacrosse had been a lifelong goal for him. Teammate Juwan Woodson just took up the sport a few years ago -- but now plans to continue his lacrosse career at Hampton.

"Coach (Bo Perriello), I haven't been playing very long, and I credit him for a lot of my success in the sport of lacrosse," Woodson said. "So when I think about leaving him and this team, I get a little teary-eyed because this sport's been so good to me. And these coaches and these people and these players have been so good to me."

Other student-athlete celebrated at STAB Wednesday included soccer player Gillian Borton, who will play at Loyola University; Jayla Davis, who will play basketball at Sacred Heart; Isaiah Kilby-Sharp, who will join the football team at Hampden-Sydney; lacrosse player McKenzie Maurer, who will head to Dickinson College; Mary Washington-bound field hockey player Isabel Scholz; and Hope van der Linde, who will run at Lynchburg.

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