Loudoun County High School seniors Dominic and Daniella Hafner have committed to play their respective sports at the next level. He will play lacrosse career at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and she will play tennis for Randolph Macon in Ashland.
Daniella was one of the Raider’s co-captains and Coaches Award winners who played in the top six lineup as a sophomore and junior, and was a vital member of the 2016 Conference 21 East Championship team. In Ashland, she will play for Charles Gray, who is in his 11th season working with the men’s and women’s tennis teams at Randolph-Macon College and his fourth as director of tennis.
In Gray’s three seasons, he has coached 24 players to All-ODAC awards. The men’s team were recognized as an ITA All-Academic Team in 2015 and 2016, while the women were recognized in 2015. In addition, 23 men and women student athletes have earned ITA All-Academic Honors under Coach Gray. In 2016, the women’s tennis team finished the season 17-2 and placed second in the ODAC with a 9-1 record. The Yellow Jackets have consistently qualified for the ODAC Championships. During the past eight seasons, Gray has coached multiple All-ODAC players and doubles teams. R-MC has also garnered its share of top sportsmanship awards.
Dominic, who played two years at Middleburg Academy before transferring to Loudoun County, is a versatile close defender and long stick midfielder who led his team in ground balls/takeaways his sophomore season at Middleburg. He played club lacrosse for MadLax Capital, NovaWest and he made the Brine Virginia team Summer 2016.
He will be playing at Guilford for Tom Carmean, who enters his seventh season as the Quakers’ head men’s lacrosse coach. He came to Guilford in June 2010 and became the 12th head men’s lacrosse coach in school history. The Quakers enjoyed their best season (9-7) since 1993 in 2011 and opened the 2014 campaign with an unprecedented 5-0 record.
Over the previous six seasons, Carmean has a record of 50-45, which includes four seasons at .500 or better. He has led the development of 12 All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) selections, including two-time pick Adam Fiore. Fiore graduated in 2016 ranked third in school history with 212 career points, a 3.93 points per game average. Carmean has led the Quakers to two Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Tournaments in six seasons.