The V.I. Future Stars baseball program announced a roundup of its latest crop of players headed to play college ball next season.
"We are excited for our latest group of players who will be playing college baseball this coming fall," Darren Canton, who directs the program, said in a statement to The Daily News. "Using baseball as an avenue to obtaining college education has always been the Future Stars objective.
TORONTO - The biggest story for Canadian sports fans at the Pan Am Games this month in Toronto was the success of the country's basketball teams, and possibilities for their futures.
And a Virgin Islander was right in the middle of it.
David Vanterpool was raised in Washington, D.C, but spent much of his youth on St. Thomas, home of his father and his family.
Vanterpool was an assistant coach for Canada's men's basketball team, which finished its Pan Am week Saturday, losing the gold medal game to Brazil, 86-71.
TORTOLA-The BVI Volleyball Association is fielding its first ever U18 women's team at the 2nd Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association Championships in St. Maarten.
The event wrapped up Sunday but results were not available.
The BVI was among eight competing teams. The tournament is a qualifier for the 2016 North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation zonal competition, with the top two teams advancing to the next stage.
Almost a year ago, I announced that Virgin Islander Clint Williams was hired as an assistant women's basketball coach at Merrimack University in Andover, Mass. Well, he is on the move, having been just tapped for the first assistant coach post at Moberly Area Community College in Moberly, Mo. He was the second assistant at Merrimack.
"I am moving to Missouri," Williams said, excitedly. "I have to thank Coach Monique Leblanc at Merrimack for everything. She gave me a one-year deal until I got another job and helped me with X's and O's and knowledge of the game. I will always be grateful for the opportunity she gave me to show other colleges that I am a viable option as a coach."
ST. CROIX - The Positive Guidance organization took the largest contingent ever of Virgin Islands basketball players to one off-island event last weekend, but confusion regarding players' ages created controversy.
The organization took 16Under, 14Under, 12Under and 8Under squads to the 2015 Paradise Shootout hosted by Ponce, Puerto Rico. The much-feared defending champions, Guidance's 12U team, went 4-0 but had to forfeit all of its games because of a misunderstnading regarding the age requirement.
TORONTO - It all comes down to Eddie Lovett.
The U.S. Virgin Islands had another disappointing day on the York University track on Thursday at the Pan Am Games.
And now, Lovett is the USVI's last hope to reach the medal stand in these Games, breaking a 20-year drought.
Allison Peter was the latest territory track athlete to face a quick exit in Toronto.
Peter ran the 200-meters in 23.89 seconds, finishing sixth in her first-round heat and not qualifying for the semifinals.