The William and Mary team is going international this summer in preparation for the 2013-14 season.
For the first time, the program will make a trip to the Dominican Republic from Aug. 6-13, organized through Moose Tours.
The journey will include four exhibition contests against all-star and national teams from the Dominican. The trip is open to Tribe fans and alumni.
Billy Hite, who spent 34 seasons on Virginia Tech’s football staff and coached nine of the Hokies’ top 11 all-time rushers, is leaving Tech to work at the alumni office of DeMatha Catholic (Md.) High School, according to a DeMatha tweet.
Former William and Mary pitcher John Farrell was selected as a first-team Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference All-Star.
Farrrell went 11-3 with a 2.70 earned-run average as a senior. He is the first Tribe pitcher to win at least 10 games in one season since Rosy Waugh did so in 1938.
Farrell was drafted in the 21st round by the Tampa Bay Rays and plays for the Hudson Valley Renegades in the short-season Class-A New York-Penn League. ...
VCU coach Shawn Stiffler received a contract extension after guiding the Rams to a 28-26 record in his first season as head coach. He has been part of the program for seven years.
Stiffler, who had been the Rams' top assistant, took over for legendary coach Paul Keyes, a Newport News native who passed away from cancer in November.
"Shawn did an excellent job managing a difficult situation throughout the year. He is a tremendous coach and mentor for our student-athletes, much like Coach Keyes was,” VCU athletic director Ed McLaughlin said.
Rising junior back Kelsey Smither of Old Dominion was named to the United States Under-21 Junior World Cup team.
The 18-player team will compete in Monchengladbach, Germany, from July 27-Aug. 4.