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Posted May 3, 2012 | Leave a comment
On Campus: Schulhof finishes collegiate career
By Tommy Keeler Jr. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Schulhof's (Clarke County '04) love of baseball never stopped. Not even when the former United States Marine was stationed in Iraq, just out of high school.
"The first time I was in Iraq, I had my dad mail me my baseball and glove," Schulhof said in a phone interview earlier this week. "The second time I was there, I just brought it along myself."
After four years, Schulhof left the Marines and decided he wanted to go to college, and it's no surprise he ended playing baseball. Schulhof went to Emory and Henry and walked on to the team.
Last week he finished up his career with the Wasps, but did so on a positive note. The Wasps did not win a lot of games when Schulhof first came there.
"We were losing a lot of games like 25-3," Schulhof said. "It was tough."
Schulhof said things finally began to turn around last season. The team still struggled, but was losing close games instead of being blown out.
This year the Wasps had their best season in years, as they went 15-23 and advanced to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference tournament. They went 11-7 in the ODAC this season.
The Wasps lost both of their games in the ODAC tournament to Randolph-Macon and Lynchburg.
Schulhof played in 37 games, and started in 29 of them. He hit .240 (25-for-104), scored 19 runs and had 10 RBIs for the Wasps. Schulhof also had three doubles, drew 15 walks and stole two bases.
Brogan Hoover (Sherando '10) is also on the team, and started 13 games this season. Hoover scored three runs and had three RBIs.
Schulhof said he enjoyed his four years there, and was happy that he got the chance to play at the collegiate level.
"We definitely saw a real difference this season. It's a lot more fun when you win," Schulhof said. "They're a great group of guys, and I wouldn't want to play with anyone else."
VERSATILE PLAYER: Sophomore Sarah Moomau (Handley '10) helped lead Longwood University to a successful season, and played at three different singles and doubles spots during the year.
The Lancers went 10-10 on the year. Moomau played at No. 3, 4 and 5 in singles and went 14-11 on the year. In doubles, the 2010 Group AA singles state champion, played at all three positions, and went 10-11. The Lancers are an independent Division I school, but will play in the Big South starting next year.
They went 5-4 at home, and had teams wins over George Mason, Towson and Morgan State among others.
TOP HONORS: Juan Flores (Stonewall Jackson '10) was recently named Potomac State College Athlete of the Year.
The award was voted on by coaches. Flores scored seven goals and six assists in his two years with the team. Flores was team captain this past season. Flores played at left midfield and striker for Potomac State. The Catamounts went a combined 18-11-2 in Flores' two seasons there.
This year the Catamounts lost 1-0 in the Region XX semifinals to No. 7 ranked Montgomery Rockville.
Flores wasn't the only local athlete to receive an honor with the Catamounts this past season.
Trey Ogilvie (Handley '11) was named to the Region XX second team. He led the Catamounts with 12 goals and two assists. Ogilvie is one of 18 freshmen expected to return next season for Potomac State.
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