Class of 2017

Sean Casey is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he was a three-time All-CAA selection and captured the NCAA batting title during the 1995 season with a .461 batting average. Casey helped lead the Spiders to their first win in the NCAA Tournament in 1995 when they defeated Jacksonville 8-2. Casey was a […]

LaTasha Colander Clark, a native of Portsmouth, VA, is a graduate of Wilson High School and later went on to run track at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UNC, Colander Clark won 14 ACC titles, was an All-American, and led the Tar Heels to eight ACC team championships. Colander Clark was […]

Ticha Penicheiro was a standout women’s basketball player at Old Dominion University from 1994-1998 and led the Lady Monarchs to the NCAA Championship game in 1997. At Old Dominion, Penicheiro was a two-time Kodak All-American, four-time All-CAA honoree, and was named the CAA’s Player of the Year twice. In 1998, Penicheiro was the Wade Trophy […]

Marty Miller, a native of Danville, VA, is considered one of Norfolk State University’s greatest ambassadors. Starting at Norfolk State in 1965 as a baseball player, Miller became the first Spartan to be named an NCAA College Division All-American and played until 1968 before joining the U.S. Army. Returning to Norfolk State as an assistant […]

David Teel graduated from James Madison University in 1981 with a degree in communications before becoming one of the most decorated sports writers in Virginia. Teel came to the Daily Press in 1984 and has covered numerous NCAA Final Fours, ACC championships, college bowl games, NFL playoff games including the 2009 Super Bowl, two U.S. […]

Lou Wacker, a native of Richmond, VA, was an outstanding football player at the University of Richmond before starting his football coaching career. Wacker coached at Midlothian High School before joining the staff at Hampden-Sydney College, where he built a defensive powerhouse over the next two decades as a defensive coordinator. After his 24 years […]

Rondé Barber, a native of Roanoke, VA, graduated from Cave Spring High School in 1993 before heading to the University of Virginia where he was a three-time All-ACC selection for the Cavaliers. After the 1994 season, Barber was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year. Barber made 15 career interceptions at the University […]