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Bladen County Athletes Playing in College

Updated: April 23, 2018

Spring sports
Trevor Lesane
Baseball
Sophomore

Wake Tech
West Bladen
Kayla Thompson
Golf
Senior

UNC Wilmington
West Bladen
Recent:
Went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs on April 21 in a 15-10 loss to Guilford Tech in the first game of doubleheader. For the three game series, Lesane was 6-for-12 and scored 4 runs. He also singled, scored twice and drove in a run in an 18-6 win against the Methodist JV on April 18. Lesane has a 5-game hitting streak. For the season, Lesane is batting .345 with 4 homers and 27 RBIs. Wake Tech is 23-14-1.
Recent:
Tied for 32nd in Colonial Athletic Association Championship at The Reserve Club at St. James Plantation on April 13-15. Thompson shot rounds of 80, 84 and 84 for a 248 total, which was 32-over par. Her Seahawks’ teammate, Lyberty Anderson won with 7-over 223. Thompson finished her UNCW career with two Top 5 and four Top 10 finishes in 35 tournament. Her 75.96 scoring average this season was the lowest of her career.
Next:
at Brunswick Community College, April 28-29
Next:
Season over
Schedule | Statistics | Bio Schedule | Statistics | Bio
Eian Hines
Track and field
Freshman

Mount Olive
East Bladen
Kyle Tatum
Baseball
Freshman
Brunswick Comm. College
East Bladen
Recent:
Finished second in the long jump at 22 feet. 11 1/4 inches in the Phoenix Invitational at Elon on April 14. Queens’ Anton Epp won with a leap of 24-2 1/4. Hines’ runner-up jump was his only one that counted. He fouled on three other attempts and passed on his final two attempts.
Recent:
Had a single and a sacrifice bunt in Brunswick Community College’s 7-0 win over Patrick Henry on April 21. Tatum is batting .433 with 9 RBIs in 13 games for the Dolphins. Brunswick Community College is 24-16.
Next:
at Conference Carolinas Championships, Central, SC, April 27-28
Next:
vs. Wake Technical Community College, April 28-29
Schedule
Lexi Dawson
Softball
Junior

St. Andrews
East Bladen
Laikyn Pait
Softball
Freshman
Southeastern Comm. College
West Bladen
Recent:
Had a single in each game of a doubleheader April 22 in the Knights’ 9-4 and 3-1 loss at Barton. On April 17, Dawson went 2-for-3 with a double in a 6-1 loss against Union. Dawson batted .346 with a home run and 21 RBIs this season. She walked 25 times. St. Andrews went 18-30.
Recent:
Went 1-for-2 against Surry Community College in a 9-0 win in the second game of a doubleheader April 13. Southeastern is 29-9 and has won 8 of its last 10 games.
Next:
Season over
Next:
vs. USC Salkehatchie, April 24
Schedule | Bio Schedule

Winter sports
Lacey Suggs
Basketball
Sophomore

UNC Wilmington
East Bladen
John Bowen
Basketball
Freshman

Belmont Abbey
West Bladen
Recent:
For the season, Suggs averaged 11.8 points and 4.7 rebounds and shot 74.8 percent from the line for the season. UNCW finished 12-19.
Recent:
For the season, Bowen played in 29 games and averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. Belmont Abbey finished 12-19.
Next:
Season over
Next:
Season over
Schedule | Statistics | Bio Schedule | Statistics | Bio
Rahu Purdie
Basketball
Junior

Lander
West Bladen
Stefan McDonald
Basketball
Freshman

Caldwell Community
West Bladen
Recent:
For the season, Purdie averaged 15.3 points per game. Lander finished 11-17 overall and 7-15 in the Peach Belt Conference. It did not qualify for the league tournament.
Recent:
For the season, McDonald averaged 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 29 games. He had 104 assists and 31 steals. He started 10 games. Caldwell CC finished 21-10.
Next:
Season over
Next:
Season over
Schedule | Statistics | Bio Schedule | Statistics |

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