HUNTINGTON - One of just two players from the United States on the University of Charleston's women's tennis roster, former Spring Valley High School star Katie Swann is a college standout.
Swann helped the Golden Eagles to the NCAA Division II national tournament, where the 16th seed fell to No. 1 seed Barry University. She played No. 2 singles and No. 3 doubles for U.C., and her 6-0, 6-0 victory over Shaw University's Siria Dibe gave the Eagles a first-round victory in the Atlantic Region Tournament.
Following is a look at five more local high school products who played at the University of Charleston last season:
n Sarah Barrett, Lincoln County H.S., softball. A sophomore infielder who transferred from Carson-Newman University, Barrett drove in 12 runs and batted .228. She sported an .871 fielding percentage. Barrett had two hits and three runs batted in against Salem International.
n Mitch Hoffman, Poca H.S., men's golf. Hoffman earned all-Atlantic Region honors in NCAA Division II as a freshman. Hoffman was an honorable-mention all-Mountain East Conference selection. Hoffman shot 76-69 - 145 to finish third overall and lead his team to the title in the Oglebay Resort Intercollegiate in Wheeling, West Virginia. He finished seventh individually in the BrownGolf Intercollegiate in Jackson Spring, N.C.
n Caitlin Peal, Point Pleasant H.S., women's soccer. Peal played in three games, logging 84 minutes as a freshman.
n Jason Prince, Fairland H.S., men's tennis. Prince won the Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship Award, which is given to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men's and women's players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership, as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. A junior, Prince teamed with Alek Gracin at No. 2 doubles to win an Atlantic Regional match over a duo from West Virginia Wesleyan.
n Kane Roush, Wahama H.S., football. A 5-11, 180-pound junior running back, Roush carried 53 times for 176 yards and two touchdowns, both against Concord University. Roush also caught nine passes for 132 yards and returned 19 punts for 134 yards. Roush gained a season-high 52 yards rushing against West Liberty University and caught three passes for a season-best 37 yards against Fairmont State.