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Smith takes over VSU softball

South Boston News
Smith / March 04, 2021
Former Halifax County High School softball standout Jameshia Smith has been named the head softball coach for Virginia State University.

VSU associate vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics, Peggy Davis, wrote in a Wednesday morning email, “Jameshia Smith is serving as the head softball coach for Virginia State University. Rasheeda Crews is the assistant softball coach.”

Smith graduated from VSU in 2015 and played second base for three season.

Smith graduated from HCHS in 2011. She played shortstop for the varsity softball team.

Smith couldn’t be reached before press time but their father, James Smith Sr. said the family was proud of and happy for her.

Smith wrote in a recent social media post, “From being a player on the field and now The Softball Head Coach at Virginia State University as an alumni! I am so grateful for this opportunity.”

VSU is a NCAA Division 2 school and is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) for all 14 varsity sports.

The Trojans had a tough 2020 season shortened by COVID-19. The softball team finished 3-13. No conference games were played last season before spring sports were canceled due to the pandemic.

For the 2021 season VSU will play an altered schedule. No CIAA softball tournament or conference schedule will be played this year.

The first game would take place March 13 at Bowie State University; that game will be a doubleheader, if the season moves forward.

Crews played softball for Eastern Mennonite University, starting as catcher for four years. She played her high school softball at William Campbell where she won a state championship with the team.

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