Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
Woodbridge High School (WHS) inducted nine alumni into its athletic hall of fame on Saturday, Sept. 14. The inductees have been recognized for their leadership and outstanding achievements on and off the field, bringing recognition and respect for themselves and WHS. Alumni who graduated at least five years ago are eligible for the hall of fame.
The WHS Athletic Hall of Fame 2019 inductees were introduced at the Woodbridge versus Patriot football game on Friday, Sept. 13. The dinner and induction ceremony were held the following evening.
This year, the alumni inducted range from the Class of 1973 to the Class of 2014. They represent a variety of sports, including soccer, track, football, wrestling, field hockey, and baseball.
The Woodbridge High School Class of 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees are:
• Brian Blackburn, soccer, Class of 1997
• Dee Carey, cross country/track, Class of 1973
• Da’Shawn Hand, football/wrestling, Class of 2014
• Rodger “Tony” Jones, track, Class of 1986
• Don Lisenbee, cross country/track, Class of 1976
• Lindsey (Pendergraph) Eppard, soccer, Class of 2003
• Kathleen Aurora Smith, soccer/field hockey, Class of 2008
• Tyler Thomas, baseball, Class of 2012
• Patrick Tierney, soccer, Class of 1996
Inductee Tony Jones is the PWCS human resources supervisor of high school and special education employment. He said, “To be inducted into the Hall of Fame is a true indication of the hard work of our coaches, teachers, and support staff and the impact that they have on all students. Woodbridge High School acted as a catalyst to my career path. It provided me with the skill set and knowledge to matriculate to college and compete at a Division I track and field program at Clemson University. I want to thank Coaches Bradley, Jones, Helmer, Rogers, and Davis. These incredible teachers and coaches that impacted not just me, but many student athletes for many years.”
Congratulations to the WHS Class of 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.