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About Us

The coaches and players of Rock Gold VA are thrilled to bring Rick Waye’s rich tradition of excellence to Virginia travel softball.

Our Virginia-based teams pride themselves in competing to be the best we can be, teaching and playing softball the right way, preparing athletes to be successful both on and off the field, and growing a TEAM>ME mindset.

From our beginning in the fall of 2015 our Virginia travel softball founders in Northern VA, Ryan Buchanan and Shane Sherlund, set off on a mission to create opportunities through sport for the young ladies in our game who had high goals and the desire to put the work in to achieve them. History has proven them successful in that effort.

We believe that the young ladies in our program are valued as people first, and then as students and athletes.

To date, our program has already helped over 60 young women to commit to collegiate softball programs in their continuing efforts to advance their academic and athletic endeavors. We are very proud to say that we have a proven track record of helping so many athletes land in outstanding college programs that include continued softball opportunities.

Rock Gold VA has multiple teams across various ages and is always available to discuss any potential interest on the part of those who love the game and want to be successful at the next level.

Our Collegiate Players and Commits

Class of 2024

  • Lily Barry – Gardner-Webb University
  • Abby Kim – Muhlenberg College
  • Abby Rebhan – Amherst College
  • Avery Spinello – UMass Lowell
  • Reagan Troy – Virginia Tech

Class of 2023

  • Emma DeBoer – Central Michigan University
  • Camryn DiGiacomo – Presbyterian College
  • Ava Fleming – University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Riley Frickleton – University of Rhode Island
  • Abby Greenwood – Wofford College
  • Sara Rollins – Coastal Carolina
  • Dara “DJ” Sharpe – George Mason University
  • Grayson Snead – Furman University
  • Gabby Sultan – Hofstra
  • Katrina Swan – Christopher Newport University
  • Kylie Wilkerson – George Mason University
  • Taylor Williams – Mount St. Mary’s University

Class of 2022

  • Sophia Bianco – Babson College
  • Megan Coyle – Lafayette College
  • Samantha Derickson – East Stroudsburg
  • Elle Ehrlich – Brandeis
  • Sydnee Flores – Shenandoah University
  • Courtney Harrison – Princeton
  • Marisa Powell – Lafayette College
  • Olivia Stinchcomb – Siena College to Catholic University
  • Taylor Suchy – East Tennessee State University
  • Mackenzie Swanson – Virginia Wesleyan University

Class of 2021

  • Dylan Delaney – Ithaca College
  • Sophie Futchko – Macalester College
  • Catie Hopkins – Virginia Tech
  • Elena Horn – Bucknell University
  • Carrie Jacoby – Salisbury University
  • Emily Osteguin – North Carolina Wesleyan
  • Grace Paredes – Seton Hill University
  • Toni Ruley – Catholic University

Class of 2020

  • Leslie Berg – Emory
  • Rachel Cocolis – Emory
  • Calla Cooksey – Glenville State to Bluefield State College
  • Mia Haynes – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to Stony Brook University
  • Maija Louko – Virginia Tech
  • Grace Newell – University of North Carolina at Charlotte to JMU
  • Sydney Russell – Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Abby Schaub – George Washington
  • Hailey Wich – Glenville State College

Class of 2019

  • Erica Brasher – Lafayette College
  • Lyndsay Flippin – St. Bonaventure
  • Kaitlyn Osworth – Catawba College
  • Natalie Robinson – Randolph-Macon College
  • Sam Welch – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Class of 2018

  • Sydney Griggs – East Carolina University
  • Sara Holland – University at Buffalo
  • Hannah Johnson – Shippensburg University
  • Madison Kelley – Richard Bland
  • Cayla Sweazie – Morgan State

Class of 2017

  • Amelia Ely – University at Albany to George Mason University
  • Maryann Hollen – Shenandoah University
  • Alyssa Lavine – Howard University
  • Sarah Ramsbottom – Presbyterian College
  • Emily Sawin – Eckerd College

Class of 2016

  • Micaela Cummings – Delaware State
  • Marisa DeFranco – Emerson College
  • Julia DeSalvo – University of Charleston
  • Jenna Gordon – Roanoke College to Washington College
  • McKenna Holtz – St. Bonaventure
  • Audreya Metz – Duke