A few weeks ago Randolph College’s Autumn Troxell (Warren County ’15) had a historic moment on the volleyball court.
The senior outside hitter became only the second player in program history to notch 1,000 career kills.
Troxell had 11 kills in a 3-0 victory over Emory & Henry (25-18, 25-18, 25-17) on Oct. 17. Her 10th kill gave her 1,000 for her career, and she is second all-time in kills for Randolph College. She also had 15 digs in the victory.
For the season, Troxell has a team-best 340 kills. She is second on the team with 331 digs and also has 13 assists and 32 service aces.
Troxell had a season-high 23 kills on Oct. 20 in a 3-2 victory over Eastern Mennonite University. She also had 27 digs, two blocks and two service aces in the win.
The WildCats have won six of their last nine matches. They are 12-18, including 4-8 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
GOING STRONG: Harvard University’s Brogan McPartland (Sherando ’15) is having a solid season for the Crimson’s football team.
The 6-foot-4, 245-pound junior defensive lineman has 14 total tackles, including 11 solo. He is second on the team with two sacks.
McPartland has five tackles for loss, tied for second on the squad. He also has one pass break-up for Harvard.
He had a season-high three tackles in a 29-21 loss to Princeton on Oct. 20. In a 33-31 victory over Holy Cross, McPartland had two tackles and one sack to lead the Crimson.
Harvard hosts Columbia on Nov. 3. The Crimson are 3-4 this season, including 1-3 in the Ivy League.
KEY MONARCH: Old Dominion University’s Travis Fulgham continues to have a big senior season for the Monarchs.
The former Massanutten Military Academy standout is second on the team with 47 catches for 806 yards and six touchdowns. The senior wide receiver is averaging 17.1 yards a catch and 89.6 yards per game.
He has played in all nine games for the Monarchs. Fulgham, who played at MMA for a year before transferring to Broad Run High School, had a huge game against Virginia Tech on Sept. 22 and has kept it going since then.
In a 52-33 loss to Florida Atlantic on Oct. 6, Fulgham had 10 receptions for 151 yards and one touchdown. He led the team again on Oct. 20 in a 37-34 victory over Western Kentucky. Fulgham had seven receptions for 102 yards and the game-tying touchdown in the final two minutes of the game.
On Saturday, Fulgham had 10 more receptions for a season-high 215 yards in a 51-17 loss to Middle Tennessee State University.
Fulgham had a season-long 62-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter from ODU quarterback Blake LaRussa.
The Monarchs are 2-7 overall, including 1-5 in Conference USA. They host North Texas State University on Nov. 10.