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Louisa athletes finalize plans

Posted on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 12:00 pm

Louisa County High School athletes Mason Morris (l), Jordan Leslie, Victoria Lane and Chris Shelton sign their letters of intent to continue their athletic careers at the college level.

Louisa County High School senior athletes Victoria Lane, Jordan Leslie, Mason Morris and Chris Shelton will continue their athletic talents at the colleiatge level. The four of them signed their letters of intent during a ceremony held in the high school cafeteria on May 8.

Lane, who has been the starting goalie for the Lions’ field hockey team the past two seasons, will attend the University of Mount Olive in Mount Olive, North Carolina and play field hockey for the Trojans. She plans to major in veterinary bioscience.

“When I went down to visit [Mount Olive], it just felt like home,” she said. “It’s a small college, about the same size as Louisa County High School.”

Louisa field hockey coach Meredith Williamson said that she is “incredibly proud” to see Lane move up to the next level.

“We’re definitely going to miss her, but I’m excited for her and for what the coaching staff [at Mount Olive] is going to get,” she said.

Leslie will play football as a receiver for Virginia Union University in Richmond. He chose the school for several reasons, cheif being that they offered both football and theater, his desired major.

He also has family connections with the school, as both his parents attended Virginia Union and his father played football for the Panthers.

“It feels amazing,” Leslie said of being a college athlete. “I looked forward to this when I was younger, and I’m excited that I get to play football at the next level.”

Lions’ football coach Will Patrick said he is glad to see another of his players take their advance to the next level.

“Jordan is a very versatile athlete,” he said. “He played receiver, safety and quarterback for us. He’s going to continue to grow and get bigger and stronger and faster. I think the sky’s the limit for him.”

(Article by Joseph Haney)

This is a partial article. Read the full story in The Central Virginian’s May 16, 2019 issue.

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