Franklin County seniors Emma Barber and Chloe Newbill have earned first-team Class 6 Region B accolades for the 2019 season by a vote of the region’s head coaches.
Barber, a Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) recruit, made the team as a midfielder and Newbill made the squad as a defender.
Barber signed with the NCAA Division I school in 2018 after making a non-binding verbal commitment as a sophomore.
The Eagles saw their 2019 season end with a loss to Cosby in the semifinals of the Region B tournament.
FCHS has competed in girls varsity lacrosse for five years.
Barber finished a four-year varsity career as the Eagles’ top goals scorer with more than 200 goals.
Barber is a two-time All-State player and Newbill earned All-State laurels two years ago as a sophomore.
As first-team selections, both Barber and Newbill are eligible for All-State honors.
Joining Barber and Newbill on the first team are attackers Lexi Baumhover and Ariana Jimenez of Cosby, Olivia Staas of James River-Midlothian, Cami Posey and Kadence Stanton of Colonial Forge; midfielders Molly O’Keefe of Cosby, Mary Ellen Schuster and Kailey Clasen of Colonial Forge and Gillan Smith of James River-Midlothian; defenders Regan Seaglione of Cosby, Catherine Schuster and Lauren Love of Colonial Forge and Katie McCabe of James River-Midlothian; and goalkeeper Colleen Henneberry.
The first team includes 10 seniors, two juniors, three sophomores and one freshman.
Cosby and Colonial Forge represented Region B in the Class 6 state tournament. Both were defeated in the quarterfinals.
FCHS sophomore midfielder Tyler Harvey is a second-team All-Region B honoree.
Harvey, a second-year varsity player, netted the match-winning goal in the Eagles’ 13-12 overtime victory over Riverbend in the quarterfinals of the Region B tournament.
Harvey and Barber were the the Eagles’ top scoring options during the 2019 season.
Joining Barber on the second team are attackers Emily Ponce and Maggie Hatton of Colonial Forge, Taly Baumhover of Cosby, Lindsay Field of Thomas Dale and Teya Silkman of James River-Midlothian; midfielders Bella Baumhover of Cosby, Morgan Stolarik and Hailey Runyan of Thomas Dale, Emma Ficara of Clover Hill; defenders Savannah Coalbraith and Jordan Daniel of Manchester, Sam Marshall of Cosby and Morgan Tyson of Colonial Forge; and goalkeeper Katelyn Garber of Manchester.
The second team includes of six seniors, four juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen.
Eagles Jackson garners Region B accolades
Franklin County senior midfielder Thomas Jackson has earned second-team Class 6 All-Region B honors in boys lacrosse for the 2019 season by a vote of the region’s head coaches.
Jackson, who has made a non-binding verbal commitment to continue his career at NCAA Division III Ferrum College, is the only Eagles player to garner all-region laurels.
Jackson was one of the Eagles’ top scorers from the past season.
FCHS saw its season end with a loss to James River-Midlothian in the quarterfinals of the Region B tournament.
Named to the first team are attackers Tyler Howard of Colonial Forge, Matt Kessler of James River-Midlothian, Owen Fasulka of Cosby and Daniel Weber and James Stewart of Riverbend; midfielders Aaron Ward of Clover Hill, J.T. Harvey of Riverbend, Jake Barrack of James River-Midlothian, Jonathan Pope of Thomas Dale and Sam Sharps of Colonial Forge; defenders Jacob Stamm of Cosby, Connor Sullivan of Thomas Dale, Thomas Crown of Colonial Forge and Brendon Simone and Andrew Fleetwood of James River-Midlothian; and goalkeeper Anthony Merida of Colonial Forge.
The first team includes of 10 seniors, five juniors and one sophomore.
Joining Jackson on the second team are attackers Chris Alfano of James River-Midlothian, Tommy Cermack of Manchester, Jud Shenton of Cosby, Grant Messick of Riverbend and Daniel Merida of Colonial Forge; midfielders Nick Shenton of Cosby, Zach Weaver and Conner Dusenbury of James River Midlothian and James Cermack of Manchester; defenders Colby Doyle of Manchester, Andrew Rawlings of Riverbend, Garrett Swope of Colonial Forge, Nate Johnson of Cosby and Leighton Zierenberg of James River-Midlothian; and goalkeeper Nathan Hill of James River-Midlothian.
The second team includes of 10 seniors, three juniors, two sophomores and one freshman.