Four Lord Botetourt High School athletes have been named to Virginia High School League Class 3 All-State teams, including two first teamers. Botetourt had all-state selections in softball, girls soccer and boys soccer.
Rhyann Jones, a graduated senior, heads the list in softball as one of three pitchers named to the All-State team. Rhyann was also named first team All-Region 3D after leading the Cavaliers to the state championship game.
Also named to the all-region team were catcher Gianna Sloan-Lebron, second baseman Jackson Kemper and outfielder Riley Shupe. First year LB coach Megan Dehart was named the Region 3D Coach of the Year.
Botetourt had six girls on the All-Blue Ridge District team, including district Pitcher of the Year Jones. Sloan-Lebron and Kemper also made the first team, while Shupe, shortstop Mikayla Reed and Flex player Autumn Russell made the second team All-BRD.
LB had two girls named all-state in soccer. Senior defender Ava Brumfield was a first team selection and sophomore forward Emma Rice was a second team all-state choice.
Brumfield and Rice were also first team All-Region 3D and second team selections included Ally Spangler at forward, Allison Kirby at midfield, Leah Meacham on defense and Darden Goode was chosen as an “at large” selection.
The Blue Ridge District champion Cavaliers had seven first team selections on the all-district team as well as district Coach of the Year Giuseppe D’Arpa. First teamers included Brumfield, Rice, Spangler, Meacham, Goode, midfielder Mikel Johnson and keeper Lyndsay Prillaman. Autumn Estrada made the second team All-BRD at midfield.
In boys soccer, senior midfielder Zach Ruhlman made the second team All-State in Class 3. Zach was a first team selection All-Region 3D and he was joined on the all-region first team by senior forward Dylan Salvi and senior defender Cole Salvi. Second teamers included junior forward Caden Bowles and senior defender Hunter Dillon.
Ruhlman, Dillon, Bowles and both Salvis made first team All-Blue Ridge District and coach Taylor Leonard was named Coach of the Year after leading the Cavs to the district championship in his first season as head coach. Second team honors went to Chase Peery at midfield, Ryan Mosdell on defense and two “at large” selections, Jordan Thornhill and Jake Koffman.
The baseball team had no selections on the all-state team but was well-represented on the All-Region 3D team with senior outfielder Connor Fuhrman on the first team and the Prince twins on the second team. Nate Prince was named in the outfield and Owen Prince was second team catcher. Honorable Mention all-region went to shortstop Garrett Green.
In the Blue Ridge District, Nate Prince made it as a first team pitcher and outfielder and brother Owen was the catcher. Other first teamers were Fuhrman and Green. Andrew Claterbaugh was second team at second base and Seth Richards was Honorable Mention.
In tennis, Lord Botetourt’s Tyler Meade and Conner Tilley made the Blue Ridge District first team, while Meade was selected Player of the Year and Cavalier coach Blake Johnson was the BRD Coach of the Year. Anna Frittman was a first team all-district selection for the LB girls.