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William “Bill” Shellenberger

The sport of soccer began in Virginia under the direction of legendary Hall of Fame Coach Bill Shellenberger in 1954 at Lynchburg College.  The first Hornet team of Shellenberger’s finished 2-3.   His overall record at Lynchburg College was 371 wins,…

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Sydnor W. Thrift Jr.

From the time of his playing days at Randolph-Macon College, where he earned All-State honors, Syd Thrift was always thinking about ways “to do things better.”  After an injury abruptly ended Thrift’s short professional career as a southpaw pitcher and…

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Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

By the time most kids outgrow full-time running and jumping, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley was setting records doing just that.  In 1979, while competing in Atlanta, Georgia Mosley set the USA National High School Record in the hundred and dash with…

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Kenneth Easley Jr.

Recognized as one of the greatest athletes to ever play in the Hampton Roads area, Ken Easley was a multiple sport star at Chesapeake’s Oscar Smith High School.  The talented athlete played football at this school from 1973-1977 and was…

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James Driver

James Driver was a native of Harrisonburg.  He won letters in four sports at William and Mary and at the University of Virginia in football, basketball, baseball and track.  During one year, he was captain of all four teams. He…

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George Herbert Allen

In 1971, Coach George Allen took over a Washington club that had only one winning season in the previous fifteen years, and molded them into perennial league title contenders. It was Allen who was responsible for the "Redskinsmania" which swept…

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