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Rodriguez Slams First Post-College Homer

Athletic achievements of Oakton High, Flint Hill School alumni

Throughout the school year, Oakton Patch works hard to keep readers updated on the athletic achievements of Oakton High and Flint Hill School students. But what happens once those athletes leave high school?

With strong programs at both high schools, many students have opportunities to continue with athletics in college. And some are talented enough for a post-collegiate athletic career. 

Oakton Patch will begin a recurring feature that highlights what graduates from Oakton High and Flint Hill School are accomplishing beyond high school.

Are we missing a notable stat from the past week? Email Nicole.Trifone@patch.com to have it added.

Baseball

Alfredo Rodriguez hit a grand slam for his first home run in the Minor Leagues with two outs in the eighth inning Aug. 28. He brought his team, Helena Brewers, within one run. 

Keith Werman walked twice, stole a base and scored a run for the Pulaski Mariners against the Kingsport Mets on Aug. 27. The next game and last of the season, Werman went 1 for 2 and drew a walk. Werman ended his 13-game stretch with Pulaski with a .359 batting average and a .457 on-base percentage.

Basketball 

Jasmine Thomas scored 18 points in the Washington Mystics' two-point loss to New York Liberty on Sept. 1. This week, Thomas racked up 33 points and nine assists over three games.

Cross-Country

Graham Larson finished 22nd in his debut race for Coastal Carolina University with a time of 17:38.3. Former Oakton teammate Chris Jewell also made his collegiate debut, placing 28th with a time of 19:39.61 for Mount St. Mary's College.

Football 

Chris Coyer led the Temple Owls to a 41-10 victory over Villanova University, where his twin sisters play basketball. Coyer threw 61 yards, including an 8-yard pass for a touchdown, and rushed for 86 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown run.

Tune in to ESPN at 8 p.m. tonight see junior Jack Tyler make his 2012 debut starting at mike linebacker for the Virginia Tech Hokies against Georgia Tech. Though a fellow freshman edged him out for the starting punter position, Hunter Windmuller will be ready for the job if they need him.

Soccer

John Stertzer has been named Atlantic Coast Conference men’s soccer player of the week following his performance Aug. 26 during University of Maryland's game against Louisville, during which he scored a goal. Stertzer also scored the tying goal in Maryland's game against UCLA on Aug. 31 and one against California on Sept. 2.

Katy Colas notched an assist in Duke University's 4-0 win over Washington State on Sept. 2.

Alex Meyers has seen playing time in her freshman season in three games so far, including UNC-Charlotte's Aug. 31 game against UNC-Wilmington in which she took one shot on goal in Charlotte's 3-0 loss. Oakton High teammate Danielle Fitzgerald has made an appearance in two games for the University of Kentucky since the start of the season.

Ahmed Ismail, also a freshman, has earned playing time for George Mason University in each of the Patriots' three games so far this season.

Volleyball

Tori Janowski was one dig shy of a triple-double, earning 19 assists, 10 kills and nine digs, in University of Virginia's home-opener Aug. 31. The next day, she tallied 11 kills and 15 assists against Lehigh.

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Athletes/coaches in season followed in this feature:

Baseball: Alfredo Rodriguez, Helena Brewers (OHS '08); Keith Werman, Pulaski Mariners (OHS '08)
Basketball: Jasmine Thomas, Washington Mystics (OHS '07)
Cross-Country: Chris Jewell, Mount St. Mary's College (OHS '12); Graham Larson, Coastal Carolina University (OHS '12); Greg Petruncio, George Mason University (OHS '12)
Football: Larry Chambers, Bethany College (FHS '12); Spencer Conley, Oberlin College (OHS '12); Chris Coyer, Temple University (OHS '09); Sam Crummer, Washington & Jefferson College (FHS '12); Emani Fenton, defensive backs coach at Cornell University (FHS '07); Eric Goins, Citadel (OHS '12); Cody Grimm, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OHS '05); Orey Harris, Waynesburg University (OHS '12); Ian Hartin, Franklin & Marshall College (OHS '12); Arlandis Harvey, James Madison University (FHS '09); C.J. Reimann, College of William & Mary (OHS '12); Shane Savage, Cornell University (FHS '08); Jovan Smith, University of Richmond (FHS '09); Jimmy Speros, University of Richmond (FHS '09); Jack Tyler, Virginia Tech (OHS '09); Trey Watts, University of Tulsa (OHS '09); Hunter Windmuller, Virginia Tech (FHS '12)
Soccer: Sebastian Abrigo, Christopher Newport University (FHS '12); Ashley Bazzarone, Brigham Young University (FHS '09); Katy Colas, Duke University (FHS '11); Logan Cropper, Marymount University (OHS '12); Oscar Ellison IV, Marymount University (FHS '11); Danielle Fitzgerald, University of Kentucky (OHS '12); Robby Gavora, Washington College (FHS '09); Ahmed Ismail, George Mason University (OHS '12); Young Jeong, Randolph-Macon College (OHS '12); Lexie Krall, University of North Carolina — Wilmington (OHS '12); Myles McGinley, Princeton University (FHS '11); Alex Meyers, University of North Carolina — Charlotte (OHS '12); Danielle Somadelis, Marymount University (OHS '12); Erica Stein, Emory University (OHS '09); John Stertzer, University of Maryland (FHS '09); Alex Straton, Duke University (OHS '10); Alex Weaver, University of North Carolina — Charlotte (OHS '12); Colin Whittington, Christopher Newport University (FHS '09)
Volleyball: Terran Bargeron, Christopher Newport University (FHS '11); Christie Fellows, Christopher Newport University (FHS '09); Tori Janowski, University of Virginia (FHS '11); Taylor Nelson, Rutgers University (FHS '11); Chelsea Overholt, Adelphi University (FHS '09)

If you do not see a notable alumni of Oakton High or Flint Hill School on this list, please email Nicole.Trifone@patch.com to have the athlete added.

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