Sports Shorts for January 20

Catholic’s Herlocker decides to continue career with Spiders

This past weekend, Charlotte Catholic standout running back David Herlocker committed to play for the University of Richmond.

Herlocker joins another south Charlotte product, Providence’s Xander Maddox, with his recent decision to take the gridiron for the Spiders.

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Herlocker also was being recruited by William & Mary, Furman, Brown and Elon.

This season, Herlocker earned a first-team spot on Carolina Weekly Newspaper Group’s Football Super Team after gaining 1,019 yards rushing and another 468 receiving. He also was named the MEGA 7 3A/4A conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.

Despite having such a strong senior campaign, Herlocker initially wasn’t sure he would suit up for a college program.

“The more I played toward the end of the season, I knew I was going to miss (playing football), so I figured since I had the ability to, I might as well keep it going as long as I could,” Herlocker said.

“I loved the (Richmond) campus,” he added. “It’s not in a big city, but it’s not a far drive from (downtown) Richmond.”

Herlocker is expected to play wide receiver and safety for the Spiders.

Volleyball players shine in Va. tourney

Four teams from the Carolina Juniors club volleyball program traveled to Richmond, Va., last weekend to compete in the Monument City Classic tournament, and several south Charlotte players were among the competitors.

The event featured more than 500 teams from along the East Coast, and CJV teams turned in stellar performances.

The CJV 17 Blaze squad, coached by Ardrey Kell’s Zoe Bell, won its age division. Meanwhile, the CJV 15 Infinity team, led by Charlotte Country Day coach Brian Rosen, took second place.

Bell’s CJV 17 Blaze team features Ardrey Kell’s Rachel Eppley and Caitlin Watkins, Charlotte Latin’s Eve Davis and Emma Price, and Covenant Day’s Shelby Nassar.

Rosen’s CJV 15 Infinity squad includes Charlotte Country Day’s Taylor Portland and Katharine Franz, Myers Park’s Katie Tylman, Providence Day’s Hannah Kinzinger and Covenant Day’s Megan Embry.

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