<b>Open Soccer Sessions</b>
The Chantilly SC Blast (NCSL U-13 — Division 4) will be conducting open training sessions throughout the winter. Those premier players interested in exploring the possibility of working out with the Blast should contact coach Edz (Edge) Sturans at firstname.lastname@example.org or coach Bob Cochran at email@example.com. Additional information on the team can be found at www.leaguelineup.com/chantillyblast.
<b>Tillman Honored at Marshall</b>
Centreville native Ryan Tillman, now an offensive tackle on the Marshall University football team, recently earned Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors. Tillman started 12 games this season for an offensive line that permitted only 13 sacks. The Thundering Herd went 4-8 this season. The 6-foot-5, 282-pound Tillman helped Westfield to its 2003 Virginia AAA state title and later attended the Hargrave Military Academy in 2006-07. At Westfield, Tillman earned second team All-State, first team All-Northern Region and first team All- Concorde District honors.
<b>Softball Team Seeks Players</b>
The Leesburg Revolution, a U-10 girls fastpitch softball team, is actively recruiting girls from all over Northern Virginia who are interested in playing travel softball. The Revolution has two open roster spots, and to try out for the spring team, contact Dave Carver at 10Urevolution@leesburggirlssoftball.org. The Revolution will hold an open tryout in early March. For more information, including dates and a location for the tryout, visit the team’s Web site at http://www.revolutionfastpich.org/.
<b>Westfield Second in Wachovia Cup</b>
With the fall sports season now completed, Westfield High School has a hold of second place in the Virginia High School League’s Wachovia Cup, an annual award that tracks each school’s athletic performance on the state level. The Bulldogs trail Frank W. Cox of Richmond, 130-122.5. Westfield was helped by a second-place finish in volleyball and picked up additional points with field hockey and golf success at the state level. A Northern Region team last claimed the award in 2005 when Lake Braddock won its fourth such award since 1990. Centreville High School won in 2002 and 1995. The winner of the Cup is determined by a point system, with five-point increments between 15 and 50 awarded to teams that finished eighth and first in the state, respectively.
<b>Reeves Signs with USC Aiken</b>
Centreville senior Sara Reeves recently signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Reeves, a 5-foot-11 right side hitter, helped to guide Centreville to a 17-7 record. She averaged 1.46 kills and .67 blocks per game this past season, and notched a season-high 13 kills during a 3-1 win over Fairfax on Oct. 23. "Sara is an explosive right side hitter that has a jump reach of 10 feet and will clearly be one of the biggest blocks in the conference," USC Aiken head coach Glenn Cox said. USC Aiken is an NCAA Division II school and the Pacers play in the Peach Belt Conference.
<b>Volunteer Sport Officials Wanted</b>
The Fairfax County Department of Community and Recreation Services' Teen Services Division needs volunteer sports officials to work the annual Friday Night Lights event and intramural sports programs (flag football, basketball and soccer). Volunteers must be 21 or older; know the rules of the selected sports and have past experience participating in the sport you choose to officiate. For more information, contact Paulette Armstrong at 703-324-5679 (TTY 711), or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about other CRS programs and services, visit our Web site at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rec.