Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) men’s lacrosse coach Tony LePore announced that former Hayfield Secondary School standout Terry Yarbrough signed a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Letter of Intent on Tuesday, May 15. Yarbrough becomes the lacrosse program’s first-ever prospect to sign with NOVA’s new NJCAA program.
“Having our program’s first signee of the caliber of Terry is outstanding,” said LePore, who just completed his first year directing the NOVA lacrosse program. “Terry is coming to NOVA and signed with the lacrosse program for all the right reasons. We are thrilled to have him here.”
Yarbrough was a three-year starter for the Hayfield Hawks varsity lacrosse program. As a senior, Yarbrough led his team in ground balls (43) and was second in scoring (22 points). He led the team through his play and leadership. He was selected to the National All-District first team for Northern Virginia. He was runner-up to Player of the Year for the National District.
As a junior, he led his team in scoring (24 points) and ground balls (45). He set a school record for number-of-goals scored in a game, eight (8). For his on field efforts, he was awarded the Team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the 2010-2011 season and selected to the National All-District second team for Northern Virginia.
Yarbrough participated in four sports at Hayfield and lettered in two, lacrosse and golf. As a member of the Hayfield track team, he won the 2012 National District indoor track and field championship. He placed first as a member of the 4x200 relay team and medaled in the 300 meter dash finishing in the top 5 of 21 competitors.
"The decision to attend NOVA became increasingly easier for me and my family after researching how NOVA could help me achieve my goal of applying for and attending Georgetown University or the Naval Academy,” said Yarbrough. “My sister attended and graduated from NOVA and is now attending George Mason. I really enjoy playing lacrosse and look forward to joining my new teammates. I know that Coach LePore will provide us the proper coaching to help NOVA's lacrosse program become the best lacrosse program possible."
NOVA has competed as an independent club level for the past three seasons. In the 2012-13 season NOVA becomes full members of the NJCAA and eligible to compete for regional and national championships and other academic and athletic awards.
Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.