2016 Season Preview: Washington & Lee Generals

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By John Nolan
Assistant Director of Scouting/Content Management 

As we enter February, the high school season is quickly approaching. As the month progresses and February turns into March, we will take a look at high school programs throughout our coverage area as they prepare for the 2016 season.

Covenant School

Team: Washington & Lee
Nickname: Generals
Class: 6A North
Conference: Liberty Conference 6
Coach: Doug Grove
Twitter: @NorwoodField
2015 Record: 11-10
2015 Post Season: Conference Tournament
Returning Starters/Position: 7
Returning Pitchers: 3


Will Burgess (2B, 2016, Shepherd) Burgess is an athletic infielder with soft hands and good footwork. He hits from the left side uses the whole field with his line drive stroke that has gap power. He is currently ranked 77th in the Class of 2016 Rankings.
Andy Collins (SS, 2017) Collins has started for the Generals since his freshman year and will likely slide over to shortstop from third base this spring.
Teddy Herbert (1B/RHP, 2016, Christopher Newport) Herbert has a big frame and creates a lot of deception when he is on the mound. He has a low 80s fastball and a very good breaking ball. At the plate, Herbert is a serious power threat who hit .400 as a junior with four home runs.
T.R. Sheehy (C, 2016, Naval Academy) Sheehy has been a good hitter who will move behind the plate for the Generals this spring.
Will Stengle (3B, 2017) 
Noah Winslow (RHP/1B, 2016, Lynchburg) Winslow as feel for three pitches on the mound and contributes at the plate as well.

Washington & Lee had a solid 2015 season that saw the Generals finish with a winning record. W & L brings back the majority of their team and their top two starters on the mound this spring and the Generals are poised to be dangerous. On the mound, Herbert and Winslow are workhorses who are capable of hanging with any team in 6A. The infield will be experienced and good defensively with Burgess and Collins up the middle and Sheehy behind the plate. If the Generals can build on their experience from 2015 and find some depth in the rotation, they will be one of the stronger teams in the Liberty Conference this spring and should return to the 6A North Regional.

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