Katie Wendell Selected to All-Metro Basketball Team
CAPE CHARLES WAVE
March 3, 2014
Cape Charles resident and Broadwater Academy senior Katie Wendell has been selected to the 2014 All-Metro Conference Girls Basketball Team.
Consisting of nine high schools in the Tidewater area, the Metro Conference selects a 12-member all-star team at the end of each season.
Katie was co-captain of her team and played the point guard position. She led the Lady Vikings in scoring, averaging 18.7 points per game. She also was the Metro Conference’s second-leading scorer this season.
Two of Katie’s season highlights were a 32-point performance against Stonebridge Academy, and scoring 8 points in the fourth quarter in a come-from-behind victory over Northampton High School. The Lady Vikings finished the season with an 11-9 record.
On defense, Katie finished fourth in the Metro Conference with 3.5 steals per game.
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A three-sport standout at Broadwater, Katie has played volleyball, basketball, and softball each year since 6th grade. She credits her participation in the Northampton County Parks and Recreation Department youth soccer and basketball programs for helping her develop the fundamentals of successful athletics. Katie especially encourages young girls to take advantage of the co-ed format. Strengthening their game against male competition will reap benefits later when they play on all-girl teams in junior and senior high school, she says.
Katie wishes to thank her Broadwater basketball coaches Ralph Dodd, Bengy Rew, Kim Davis, and Rob Bloxom for the support and time they gave to Broadwater’s Girls Basketball program through the years.
The daughter of Cape Charles residents Kim Starr and Frank Wendell, Katie will attend Virginia Tech in Blacksburg in the fall, where she plans to study psychology.