Associate Director of Communications & Media Relations
Seven St. Anne's-Belfield School Athletes Sign Letters of Intent
Charlottesville, VA, Nov. 11, 2015 – St. Anne’s-Belfield School will host a signing event today for seven members of the Class of 2016 who have committed to play their sport at the collegiate level. The event will take place at 1:30 p.m. in the Randolph Hall Auditorium (2132 Ivy Road).
Caroline DiGiacomo (Keswick, Va.) – Lacrosse, University of Denver
Caroline DiGiacomo, daughter of David and Valina DiGiacomo, has committed to play lacrosse for the University of Denver. Caroline was named to the All-LIS team in 2014 and 2015, and second team All-State in 2014. A multi-sport athlete, Caroline has also played a major role in the success of the tennis program at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, and she is a wonderful team player and hard worker in both sports.
Jalen Harrison (Palmyra, Va.) – Baseball, University of Virginia
Jalen Harrison, son of Chad and Jana Harrison, has committed to play baseball for the University of Virginia. Jalen has started on the varsity baseball team since joining St. Anne’s-Belfield School as a sophomore, and has played key roles in the success of the team during each of the last two seasons. An impressive three-sport athlete, Jalen has not only distinguished himself on the baseball field, he has also been named to All-Conference and All-State football teams for both offense and defense, and has been an All-State basketball player for St. Anne’s-Belfield School.
Maddie Hunter (Charlottesville, Va.) – Lacrosse, Davidson College
Maddie Hunter, daughter of Conrad and Janet Hunter, has committed to play lacrosse at Davidson College. She was named to the All-LIS team in 2015, and is also an impressive runner for the St. Anne’s-Belfield School Cross Country team. In fact, she placed first in last week’s LIS Championship meet. Whether on the cross country course or lacrosse field, Maddie has proven herself to be a talented and driven athlete. She is an impact player in both sports, and also plans to run cross country at Davidson.
Bobby Nicholson (Charlottesville, Va.) – Baseball, University of Virginia
Bobby Nicholson, son of Steve and Lorraine Nicholson, has committed to play baseball for the University of Virginia. A starter on the varsity baseball team since his freshman year, Bobby has emerged as a dominant pitcher and a great hitter, and he earned All-League and All-State honors in both his sophomore and junior years. Bobby has also played on the varsity football and basketball teams for St. Anne’s-Belfield School. In all three sports, Bobby has distinguished himself as a fiery competitor with a great work ethic.
Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier (Shipman, Va.) – Basketball, Duke University
Javin Montgomery-DeLaurier, son of Jason and C'ta DeLaurier, has committed to play basketball for Duke University. Javin has been a four-year standout member of the basketball program at St. Anne's Belfield School. Thanks to his outstanding play he earned second team All-State and first team All Prep his sophomore season and first team All State and Player of the Year in the Prep League his junior year. Javin's hard work and drive for success has placed him among the top 50 basketball players in the country for the class of 2016.
Mailynn Steppe (Zion Crossroads, Va.) – Lacrosse, Virginia Tech
Mailynn Steppe, daughter of Milton and Jennifer Steppe, has committed to play lacrosse at Virginia Tech. A strong defender and a fiery competitor, Mailynn has made great contributions to the success of the varsity lacrosse program since joining St. Anne’s-Belfield School as a sophomore. A standout, multi-sport athlete, Mailynn is also a talented basketball player and, as one of the leading scorers on our LIS Championship team, she has also earned All-League and All-State honors in that sport.
Fitz Woodrow (Charlottesville, Va.) – Golf, College of Charleston
Fitz Woodrow, son of Fitz and Emily Woodrow, has committed to play golf at the College of Charleston. Fitz has been a starter on St. Anne’s-Belfield School’s varsity team since he was in the eighth grade. His hard work and dedication have helped him earn spots on the All-Prep League team every year since then, and on the VISAA All-State team every year since he was a freshman. As a team captain, he exhibits quiet leadership through selflessness and humility, and he is a model teammate and competitor.
St. Anne’s-Belfield School is a co-educational preschool through grade 12 day school of more than 900 students and 120 faculty and staff, with a boarding program in grades 9 through 12. More than 20 countries are represented in the student body, with 38% of families receiving financial aid. More information may be found at www.stab.org.