By Owen Gotimer
Viva Loudoun College Intern
(November 14, 2013) – Briar Woods High School senior Charlie Fletcher has committed to play baseball at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg beginning in the 2014-2015 school year.
“Being committed is a dream come true,” Fletcher said. “It’s something I’ve been working towards for a long time. But I consider this just a stepping stone to other goals, and there is still a lot of work to put in and goals I want to achieve. It’s one of the best academic colleges in the country, they have a great coaching staff, and they have the potential to win many games and achieve a lot as they showed last year.”
Last season the Division I Tribe finished the season 39-24 and 17-10 in the Colonial Athletic Conference. William & Mary lost to Towson in the CAA Championship game to end their 2013 campaign.
The Falcon’s varsity baseball team – which Fletcher is a three year member of – finished the 2013 season 11-9 before losing to Loudoun Valley in the Dulles District quarterfinals.
“I expect Briar Woods to have the best season in school history,” said Fletcher who plays travel ball for the DeMarini Stars. “Since I first came here as a freshman, we’ve improved every year. We have a lot of returning seniors and some underclassmen that could really help our team this season.”
Fletcher will be in a similar situation when he begins his first season with the Tribe as William & Mary could have nearly 20 upperclassmen his freshmen year. However, the young pitcher hopes to make an impact right away.
“I think I can be a pitcher who can get important outs and perform in any situation I’m put in,” the 5-foot-10 Fletcher said. “I’ll work hard and do whatever it takes to put the team in a better position to win.”
Owen Gotimer is a graduate of Heritage High School in Leesburg and is currently a sophomore at Syracuse University. Follow Owen on Twitter (@BigO_Gotimer) for up-to-date college signings. Contact us if you want Owen to do an article on the college commitment of your favorite local athlete.