VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) – The Virginia Sports activities Corridor of Fame inducted its 2023 class on Saturday evening in Virginia Seaside.
• DeAngelo Corridor, out of Deep Creek Excessive Faculty in Chesapeake, VA grew to become a 1 st
crew All-American at defensive again for Virginia Tech Soccer within the early
2000s. Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons with the eighth total decide within the 1 st spherical of
the 2004 NFL Draft, Corridor would go on to play 14 NFL seasons with Atlanta, the
Oakland Raiders, and the Washington Commanders franchises. A 3-time Professional
Bowl choice, Corridor would report 43 interceptions, power 11 fumbles, and rating
10 defensive touchdowns over the course of his profession. He has beforehand been
inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports activities Corridor of Fame and has been acknowledged as
one of many Commanders 90 Biggest Gamers of All-Time.
• Jimmye Laycock, initially from Hamilton, VA in Loudoun County, attended
Loudoun Valley Excessive Faculty incomes 12 varsity letters, earlier than heading to the
William & Mary the place he would quarterback the Tribe soccer crew within the late
1960’s. Following a decade as an assistant coach, Laycock returned to
Williamsburg in 1980, and would lead the soccer program for the following 39
seasons, amassing 249 wins, 7 convention championships, and 10 NCAA FCS
playoff appearances. Laycock has beforehand been inducted into the Hampton
Roads Sports activities Corridor of Fame.
• Francena McCorory, out of Hampton, VA and Bethel Excessive Faculty, starred on the
indoor and out of doors tracks, the place she set quite a few VHSL indoor and out of doors
monitor and discipline data. Working for her hometown Hampton College Pirates,
McCorory would win three NCAA Championships within the 400-meter sprint, and be
named a 4 time NCAA All-American. Following school her success
continued on the worldwide stage the place she would symbolize her nation in
the 2012 and 2016 Summer time Olympic Video games, bringing residence the gold each years
as a member of the 4×400 meter relay groups.
• Shawn Moore, a Martinsville, VA native attended Martinsville Excessive Faculty
earlier than committing to play soccer collegiately for the College of Virginia.
Throughout his three seasons beneath middle for the Cavaliers, Moore would rewrite the
offensive report books. Moore completed his profession in 1990 holding 41 faculty,
ACC, and NCAA particular person data. His 83 whole touchdowns nonetheless stands as a
faculty report to today. The 1990 ACC Participant of the 12 months, led the Cavaliers
program to its first ever nationwide No. 1 rating, and completed fourth within the
Heisman voting in 1990. Moore’s profession statistics embrace 6,629 passing yards and
55 touchdowns, and 1,268 dashing yards to go together with 28 touchdowns.
• Jerry Ratcliffe, has been a media fixture overlaying sports activities in Central Virginia, with
a deal with UVA athletics. Over 4 a long time on the Every day Progress, Ratcliffe was
chosen as Virginia Sportswriter of the 12 months 4 instances, and acquired quite a few
different recognitions from the Related Press Sports activities Editors Affiliation, the
Virginia Press Affiliation, the Soccer Writers of America, and the United
States Basketball Writers of America. Ratcliffe has additionally been acknowledged for his
golf protection with the distinguished Earle Hellen Sports activities Media Award by the
Center Atlantic Part of the PGA of America. Since 2018, he has managed and
supplied content material on UVA Athletics by his web site, JerryRatcliffe.com
• Bob Rotanz, got here to Roanoke School within the mid 70’s and instantly enhanced
the Maroons wealthy lacrosse custom. A 3 time All-American throughout his time at
Roanoke, Rotanz is one in every of simply two gamers in class historical past to earn Nationwide
Participant of the 12 months honors, doing so in 1978. In the identical 12 months, Rotanz additionally took
residence Nationwide Defensive Participant of the 12 months, and helped lead Roanoke School to
the NCAA Championship, by scoring the profitable aim within the title recreation. Rotanz
can also be a 2022 recipient of the Roanoke School medal, the very best honor awarded
by the establishment.
• Sheila Trice-Myers, from Louisa County Excessive Faculty in Mineral, VA would
rewrite the Christopher Newport College and NCAA report books. Throughout
her 4 years on the Peninsula, Trice would turn out to be one of the adorned
athletes in NCAA Monitor and Subject historical past, ending her profession with 32 All-
American honors and 15 nationwide championships. Her first nationwide title got here in
1987 as a part of CNU’s profitable 4×100m relay crew. From that time on Trice
would set the monitor on hearth, profitable 4 extra nationwide titles in 1988, six in 1989,
and 4 in 1990. She stays the NCAA Division III report holder within the 55-
meter indoor hurdles.