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SU roundup: Two former Warriors join Hornets for baseball

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Shenandoah University baseball coach Kevin Anderson announced his 2012-13 recruiting class Friday morning, including a pair of former Sherando High School standouts.

Left-handed pitcher Darrell Thompson and right-handed pitcher/outfielder Zac Wagner are among the new Hornets.

Anderson and his staff have recruited 23 student-athletes into the program for the 2013 season. 

Additionally, a prospective student-athlete has expressed his desire to transfer from a Division I institution and play for the Hornets this coming spring. This student will be identified as soon as his NCAA paperwork is completed.

The 24 student-athletes join with 30 returnees to compete for approximately 30 varsity spots.

The players not playing varsity baseball will compete for the SU junior varsity program.

These 24 players represent six different states: Alabama, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Two of the players: Sam Lawrence and John Wilt, were All-State selections in Virginia and Pennsylvania, respectively, while Ryan Mossman was an Under Armour pre-season All-America pick out of Bedford H.S. in Bedford, N.H.

"The staff [Bruce Cameron, David Jenkins and Patrick Wingfield] worked very hard indentifying the type of student-athlete we need to continue our on- and off-field success," Anderson said in a news release. "We look forward to our senior class teaching and leading the incoming players on and off the field.

"We will have an extremely competitive fall season to determine where each of our student-athletes falls on our development scale.

"This is an exciting time in the program with us moving to the ODAC and I am glad that these student-athletes are going to be a part of that transition."

The 2013 season begins in mid-February.

Track and field

The Shenandoah women's track & field team has earned All-Academic honors in selections announced Thursday afternoon by the USTFCCCA.

The Hornets were one of 137 teams nationally and one of three in the ODAC to earn the honor.

To be eligible, teams must have at least a 3.10 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Coach Andy Marrocco's team had a 3.38 GPA, placing it 61st of the 137 teams and second of the three ODAC schools. Bridgewater had a 3.50 while Washington & Lee checked in at 3.33.

This is the fourth honor all-time for the women's cross country team and ninth all-time for indoor/outdoor track & field and cross country.

The indoor season begins in mid-December.

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