Katie Wendell Selected to All-Metro Basketball Team

Katie Wendell

Cape Charles resident Katie Wendell led Broadwater Academy’s Lady Vikings in scoring this season.


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.


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.



7 Responses to “Katie Wendell Selected to All-Metro Basketball Team”

  1. Lenore Savage on March 3rd, 2014 9:29 am

    Awesome Katie…very proud of you!

  2. Deborah & Don Bender on March 3rd, 2014 11:09 am

    We are so proud of you Katie !

  3. Wayne Creed on March 3rd, 2014 11:43 am

    Ms. Wendell was actually much more dominant than her statistics indicate. As a policy of fairness and good sportsmanship, Katie was taken out of the game early to avoid running up the score, and to give younger players a chance to play. Had that not been the case, she would have easily averaged 30 points, 20 assists, and 10 rebounds a game. Go girl!

  4. Donna Bozza on March 3rd, 2014 1:54 pm

    Athletic, bright and beautiful. Cape Charles is proud of Katie.

  5. Lisa Harman on March 4th, 2014 1:41 pm

    Way to go Katie Bird! We are all so proud of you, especially your number-one fan Drew Harman!

  6. David Handschur on March 4th, 2014 2:30 pm

    Congratulations Katie! What an accomplishment — goes to show what recreational opportunities can do for our kids.

  7. Cindy Pecht and Robbie Pecht on March 5th, 2014 11:28 am

    Wow! Katie’s not only smart, talented, and athletic, but she could be a runway model, too! This girl is going places! Who’s her daddy?