Manassas resident Justin Robinson was one of 40 NBA Draft hopefuls invited Monday to participate in the NBA G League Elite Camp May 12-14 at Quest Multisport in Chicago.

The Virginia Tech guard will join other college players as well as 40 G League prospects at the three-day event before NBA and NBA G League scouts, coaches and front-office personnel.

Some players from the draft-eligible group will receive an invitation to compete in the NBA Draft Combine May 14-19 in Chicago.

Robinson, Virginia Tech’s career assists leader and a Bob Cousy Award Finalist, averaged 11.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in his college career.

He competed in the Portsmouth Invitational April 17-20.

CAC softball honors Weatherholtz, Hool

Christopher Newport University’s Emily Weatherholtz (Osbourn Park) and Maddie Hool (Hylton) were named to the Capital Athletic Conference first team for softball.

A sophomore infielder, Hool is hitting .333 with four homers and 22 RBIs. Weatherholtz, a sophomore pitcher, is 13-1 with a 1.55 ERA.

The Captains secured their 13th straight NCAA Division III Tournament berth Saturday when they beat Mary Washington to capture the conference tournament title in a best of three series.

Weatherholtz was the winning pitcher in the second game. She pitched five innings of relief and allowed one run and six hits.

Sinnett, Coffey named all-conference

Virginia Wesleyan sophomore Julia Sinnett (Woodbridge) was selected to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference first team.

Sinnett leads the Marlins with 52 hits and led the conference with 18 doubles. She is hitting .416.

The defending national champions are back in the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Lynchburg’s Brittany Coffey (Osbourn) earned her third all-conference accolade after being named to the second team. The catcher hit .313 with six home runs and 33 RBIs. She led the conference by throwing out 19 runners attempting to steal. Lynchburg also qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament. 

French, Gobbi receive honors

Jesse French (John Paul) was named the Mountain East Conference Tournament MVP Sunday after helping top-seeded UVa-Wise win the title with a 16-14 win over third-seeded Wheeling Jesuit. French scored three points in the championship game and nine points in the semifinal victory.

French and Kristin Gobbi (Battlefield) were two of the 10 UVa-Wise women’s lacrosse players to earn recognition on the MEC’s lacrosse first team.

French leads the team with 79 points (38 goals, 41 assists). Gobbi has 56 points (42 goals, 14 assists).

Shotwell claims A-10 pole vault title

George Mason University sophomore Harrison Shotwell (Forest Park) took first in the pole vault to capture the Atlantic 10 championship over the weekend. Shotwell vaulted 4.85 meters.

The Patriots won the overall team title with 174.5 points.

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Best of luck J Rob!

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