Carroll County seniors Megan Alderman and Connor Lundy were recently honored as Male and Female Athlete of the Year during a banquet at Carroll County High School.
Alderman, a three-sport star in basketball, tennis and volleyball, and Lundy, who set several school football and basketball records, certainly leave behind impressive legacies with the Cavaliers.
A four-year varsity letterman on the basketball team, Alderman was part of some of the most successful hoops teams in school history. As a sophomore, she was part of the team that won the Region IV championship and beat Staunton River in the state quarterfinals to earn a trip to Richmond for the state’s final four. This past year, she earned second-team All-Conference 24 honors as she helped guide a young Carroll team to an impressive 19-5 record and a spot in the conference title game and the 4-A North Regional tournament.
Alderman led the team in assists (3.5 per game) and steals (70), while scoring 4 points per game at the point guard position. Head coach Marc Motley also praised her defense and toughness.
“She’s physically as tough a kid as I’ve ever had, and she does everything pretty much the way you want it done. She doesn’t score a bunch of points but she loads up the stat sheets in different areas - assists, steals, rebounds,” Motley said. “Most nights if the best player on the other team is a guard, she is guarding them. You can’t ask for much more than that.”
Alderman also had a successful career as a three-year letterman for the Carroll volleyball team. A two-year starter at setter, the Cavaliers won the Southwest District in Alderman’s sophomore and junior campaigns before reaching the Conference 24 championship game and 4-A North Regionals this past year.
She was also a four-year letterman on the Carroll tennis team, where she worked as the No. 3 singles player the last two seasons.
“She would have probably been number one if she didn’t play those other sports and had more time to work on her tennis,” Carroll tennis coach Tinsel Slate said. “She is just a tremendous athlete and a good girl. We will really miss her.”
Alderman will head to Virginia Tech in the fall as she actually graduated with a two-year degree from Wytheville Community College a few days prior to her CCHS graduation.
Lundy will head to Division II Queens University in the fall, where he has signed to play basketball for the next four years. A four year-starter on the court, Lundy leaves Carroll County with a large list of achievements. Lundy finished his high school basketball career as the all-time winningest player in school history with 76 victories. He was also the second-leading scorer in school history.
As a senior, Lundy earned First-Team All-Conference 24 honors as he led the Cavaliers with a team-high 16.7 points per game. He was also second on the team with 5.4 rebounds and 3 assists per contest.
On the gridiron, Lundy earned second-team All-Conference 24 honors as a quarterback. Lundy broke his own school record for passing yards in a season in 2013 as he completed 125-of-273 passes for 1,833 yards. He also finished with a 3-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio as he threw 15 touchdown passes compared to just five interceptions.
The previous season, Lundy set a school record with 1,793 passing yards in a year. He finished his career with 4,443 yards passing, also a CCHS school record.