College Catch-Up: Following Beach athletes at the next level

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

This is our fourth edition, where we’ll highlight some noteworthy season accomplishments. Suggest other players by emailing Joe Saade at

Women’s Volleyball

Margaret Latchford (Princess Anne), Liberty University: The freshman libero has had a standout season for the Lady Flames. Latchford leads the team in digs (441) and is second in assists (45) and service aces (14).

Cheyanne James (Kellam), Radford University: The senior outside hitter is the team’s fifth-leading attacker, posting 104 kills in 22 matches. James also has 88 digs and 34 blocks.

Kirstin Sessoms (Bayside), Virginia Wesleyan College: In her second year as the starting setter, the senior has racked up a team-leading 647 assists in 35 matches. Sessoms is also third on the team with 280 digs and second with 41 service aces.

Field Hockey

Jennifer Burris (Kempsville), Longwood University: The senior starting forward leads the team in scoring for the second consecutive year with 27 points on 12 goals and three assists.

Women’s Soccer

Meghan Magee (Bayside), Longwood University: In her third year as a starting defender, the senior captain has helped anchor a defense that has allowed only 1.21 goals per game.

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