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June 2, 2022

The Caravel Academy Buccaneers repeat as Delaware State Softball Champions beating Sussex Central 8-7 in the final game of the season. This was a rematch of last year's final which Caravel won in 11 innings 1-0. 700 people showed up to watch the game at the U of DE complex. Caravel's Haley Grygo hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the bottom of the home 6th inning and the Bucs held off the Golden Knights in the 7th to secure their state-record 12th DIAA championship.

Delmar's Lily Waters has signed an NLI to play field hockey for Queens University in Charlotte, NC.

Elle Davis from Caesar Rodney has signed an NLI to attend Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and play soccer.

Smyrna High announced a bunch of NLI signings last week:

Nate Lesniczak will attend Montclair State University in NJ and play football

Kelly Barr is heading across the line into PA to attend Widener U and play soccer.

Cheyenne Donaghue is staying in state where she will attend Wilmington University and play soccer.

Alyssa McLamb is heading a few miles south of her to attend Delaware State University and join the soccer team.

Liam Meginniss has signed his NLI to run cross country and track forUMBC

Shane Dobrinski has signed his NLI to play football for West Chester U in PA.

Gianna Romano is heading into Maryland to play volleyball for Washington College in Chestertown.

Rylee McLaughlin will attend Albright College in PA and play lacrosse.

Jayden Hill is going to West Virginia University and will join the Cheerleading Squad.

Cape Henlopen HS announced a few NLI signings last week:

Dalton Deevey from the state championship wrestling team will grapple for Centenary University.

Sommer Dorman from the state champion Field Hockey team will head to central PA to play for Lock Haven University.

Owen Smith will attend Webber University and play basketball for the Warriors

Brian Sponaugle is going to run cross country and track for Valporaiso.

Storm Carlisle is heading to Northern Vermont Lyndon to play baseball for the Hornets

Middletown's Emma Minzer has signed an NLI to attend Shenandoah University and play soccer for the Hornets.

Delaware says, "Fare well," to the following four members of our athletic community; those who I have known and followed for many years.

Eileen Voltz is retiring from the State of Delaware after her wonderful career, in part, as coach of the Girl's Basketball and Softball teams at the Charter School of Wilmington.

Caravel Girl's Basketball coach, Kristin Caldwell is stepping aside after 16 years at the helm. She led the Buccaneers to the State Championship this year. She was one of the states all-time leading scorers as a player herself at Caravel.

Dave Stover started the Charter Force volleyball program 24 years ago and will be retiring at the end of this season. He has been a part of Delaware High School Volleyball since 1988 winning three state championships with St. Marks.

Over the last 15 seasons at CSW, Coach Stover has complied a 195-64 record while qualifying for the Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association State Tournament every year. In 2018, Coach Stover led the team to its first-ever DIAA State Championship.

After 40 years at Ursuline Academy, Susan Heiss is heading into retirement. She spent the last 30 years as the AD at Ursuline and was the head volleyball coach for about 30 years. As the head coach of the Volleyball team she led the Raiders to 11 Delaware State Championships.

After 34 years as the Athletic Director at the Sanford School in Hockessin, Joan Samonisky is retiring. She was the longest tenured AD in the state active during 2022. She became quite the sports photographer for the school over the past few years as well capturing special moments for her school's athletes that can be seen all over the Warriors memory boards.


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