Leesburg, VA (February 8, 2017) – Surrounded by family, coaches, and teammates, LCHS Senior Ben Mackey committed to play soccer at Division III Lynchburg College (Lynchburg, VA). In doing so, Ben will be joining his older brother, Jon, as a member of the Hornet’s soccer program.
Mackey will play for Chris Yeager, who led the Hornets to a successful 17-2-4 season in the Old Dominion Conference (ODAC) last year. Yeager, who has been at the helm of Lynchburg Soccer for the last 15 years, is best known for taking the Hornets to the Division III National Title game in 2010 and being named the Division III Men’s National Coach of the Year.
In Mackey, Coach Yeager gets a tenacious player with great speed and foot skills. As a freshman, he scored nine goals and helped the Raiders capture the Virginia 4A 2014 State Championship title. Ben has served as a co-captain of the soccer team since his sophomore year. In addition, he was named 2nd Team All-Conference 21 in 2015 and 1st Team All-Conference 21 East in 2016.
The Athletic Department at Loudoun County would like to congratulate Ben for achieving his goal of playing college soccer and look forward to seeing what the 2017 season has in store for him and his teammates. Go Raiders!