2 CH Boys Volleyball players make First Team
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Following the Colonials’ second trip to the boys volleyball state semifinals in the last four seasons, two Colonial Heights players achieved all-state honors.
Multisport athletes Grayson Andrews and Haden Crowder were both named to First Team on the Class 4 State Boys Volleyball team. Andrews as the main setter and Crowder as one of the Colonials’ main outside hitters helped lead the Colonials to a 17-6 record in 2018, with the Colonials falling just two points shy of reaching their first state championship match since 2015 with a fiveset loss to Great Bridge in the semifinals.
Andrews and Crowder have been leading contributors to the Colonials’ boys volleyball and baseball varsity teams, and have also both been a steady presence on the Colonial Heights Boys Basketball team with Andrews having earned double-digit points in games several times and ofentimes backing up Lorenzo Minter and MJ McNeil as the third highest scorer on the team. Crowder was both a scoring and emotional leader for his Colonials boys volleyball
team, and he is looking to play college baseball for Chowan University. Crowder has also competed in cross country and in swimming in previous high school seasons.
Class 4 Boys Volleyball State Coach of the Year and State Player of the Year honors went to Michael Townsend and Jarrett Carrano, respectively. Both are from Patrick Henry High School in Ashland.
Colonial Heights Boys Volleyball’s Grayson Andrews
Colonial Heights Boys Volleyball’s Haden Crowder