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Three Loudoun athletes choose schools

Loudoun County senior forward Kendra Holmes, the 2009 Virginia AA Division 4 state player of the year, verbally accepted a full scholarship offer to play basketball at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, this week.

The 5-9 standout was the anchor on the interior during the Lady Raiders' run to the 2009 Division 4 state championship and continued to excel against taller post players in her senior season. With no developed point guard on the roster this winter, Holmes was also forced to bring the ball up the court before passing it off to get set up in the paint.

With Holmes, the Lady Raiders won a pair of Dulles District regular season and tournament titles as well as the 2009 state championship. In 2009, she broke the program's single season rebounding record with 373, including a single game record 31 in a win at Heritage that season. This season Holmes averaged 14.6 points and 9.6 rebounds and registered 10 double-doubles to lead Loudoun County to a 19-4 record, a share of the Dulles District regular season title and the league tournament championship.

Lincoln Memorial is a Division II program that competes in the South Atlantic Conference. The school plans to move to Division I in 2011.

Park View football standouts announce college plans

A pair of veterans from the Park View football program have accepted offers to play at the collegiate level. Linebacker Michael Devaney will attend Ferrum College, while running back and defensive back Daryus Beale will play for Bridgewater College.

Park View linebacker Michael Devaney (6) will play for Ferrum College. (Tracy A. Woodward, TWP)

As an inside linebacker, the 6-foot, 178-pound Devaney piled up 215 total tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, three interceptions and four fumble recoveries during his career with the Patriots. Devaney, who will likely move to outside linebacker at Ferrum, was a unanimous first team all-Dulles District selection this fall.

“He always had a nose for the ball," former Park View Coach Andy Hill said. "Michael wasn’t satisfied being on the field, he wanted to make plays. Most importantly, he took pride in his role in the history of Park View football. He has left a positive mark on the program.”

Beale was the team's starting tailback for the past two seasons and compiled career totals of 1,468 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 291 carries. The 5-10, 152-pound back also caught 32 passes for 237 yards. Beale earned second team all-Dulles District honors.

“I think Daryus will do the same for Bridgewater that he has for us – be a versatile athlete that they can plug into wherever they have a need," Hill said. "He’s an extremely coachable young man with great athletic ability.”

Offers keep rolling in for Stone Bridge's Burns

Stone Bridge junior defensive end Rob Burns added two more Division I offers to his growing list, picking up offers from Boston College and Syracuse over the weekend. The 6-9, 230-pound lineman now has seven offers from Division I programs including five from ACC schools (Virginia, Maryland, Duke, Wake Forest, Boston College).

By Matt Brooks  |  March 24, 2010; 3:40 PM ET
Categories:  AA Dulles , AAA Liberty District , Football , Girls' Basketball , Loudoun County High School , Park View , Stone Bridge High School  | Tags: College Signings, Dulles District, Football, Girls' Basketball, Loudoun County High School, Park View, Stone Bridge  
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