Mitchell's defense and rebounding were crucial in the Cavaliers' drive to the ACC regular-season and tournament titles and a No. 1 NCAA tournament seed, but he and many other top-notch players weren't chosen during Thursday night's two-round NBA draft.
Kennedy also said he was hearing that ex-Virginia Tech standout Jarell Eddie will play for the Washington Wizards in a summer league.
National Premier Soccer League:
Brian Lybert scored twice to help Legacy 76 defeat Chesterfield United FC 5-3.
Lybert's former Christopher Newport teammate Jalon Brown and William and Mary players Alfonso Speed and Reilly Maw also scored for the Peninsula-based visitors.
Virginia finished fourth and Virginia Tech 37th in the Directors' Cup standings, which measure excellence across athletic programs.
Stanford (1,482), Florida (1,216.5) and Notre Dame (1,128.25) were the only programs ahead of the Cavaliers (1,118.5).
Old Dominion gained commitments from 5-10, 180-pound wide receiver Kyle Goddard of St. Mary’s Ryken in Leonardtown, Md., Manchester High wideout Trevion Armstrong and 5-9, 180-pound athlete Jonathan Castellano of Union City, N.J., putting the Monarchs’ total at 14 for the class of 2015.
That’s according to 247sports.com and Virginia Preps’ Rod Johnson. ...
Drew Dudzik, who quarterbacked James Madison to a 2010 upset at Virginia Tech, joined the Duke Blue Devils’ coaching staff as an offensive assistant.
Track and field:
William and Mary distance-running star Elaina Balouris was named the Colonial Athletic Association's women's track and field Athlete of the Year for the second season in a row.
Balouris received first-team All-America accolades after placing fifth in the 10,000 meters at the 2014 NCAA championships with a personal-best time of 32 minutes, 46.57 seconds.
The senior placed second in the 10,000 at the NCAA East Regional in 33:13.54. Balouris captured the ECAC title in the 3,000 meters with a school-record 9:10.41.
She had a pair of runner-up finishes at the CAA championships, crossing the line second in the 5,000 meters (16:30.62) and the 1,500 meters (4:24.27).
Former William and Mary star Megan Moulton-Levy exited Wimbledon as she and Russia’s Dmitry Tursunov lost 6-4, 6-4 in the mixed doubles first round to the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Levinsky and Slovakia’s Janette Husarova.
Jordan Utley of Richmond, the director of finance at Independence Golf Club, and Auburn player Jake Mondy of Blacksburg advanced to the VSGA Amateur Championship match-play final in Gordonsville.
Each won a pair of matches on two consecutive days, capped by Friday's semifinals: Mondy over former Virginia Tech player Bryce Chalkley and Utley over Vincent Nadeau, a member of the host Spring Creek Golf Club.