College Catch-Up: Following Beach athletes after high school

Every week, Southside Daily will update you on college performances of former Virginia Beach high school athletes.southsidedailysportsTHUMB

This is our second edition, where we’ll highlight some noteworthy season accomplishments. Suggest other players by emailing Joe Saade at joe@southsidedaily.com.

Women’s Soccer

Alani Johnson (Cape Henry Collegiate), Virginia Tech: The sophomore forward is tied for second on the team in goals (7). She has started in three of the 18 games she’s played.

Women’s Volleyball

Gabrielle Pe (Ocean Lakes), William & Mary: The junior setter leads the team’s offense with 365 assist in 23 games. In 82 sets played, Pe also has 159 digs, third-most on the team.

Field Hockey

Hannah Hall (Ocean Lakes), James Madison University: In her second year as a starting midfielder, the sophomore has tallied four goals and four assists and provided stifling defense.

Football

Bucky Hodges (Salem), Virginia Tech: The sophomore starting tight end has reeled in five touchdowns in eight games, the second most on the team. Hodges’ 21 receptions are third on the team.

Andrew Motuapuaka (Salem), Virginia Tech: Starting in all six games played at linebacker, the red-shirt sophomore’s 32 tackles (19 solo, 13 assisted) are fifth on the team. He’s also forced a team-leading two fumbles and has one interception.

Gunnar Kane (Kellam), James Madison University: As a second-year starting punter, the red-shirt junior has averaged 42 yards on 21 punts in eight games. He’s launched five punts of 50-plus yards and pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 16 times.

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