Trio of student-athletes, head coach Brent Pry set for 2022

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Hokies, Coastal Division will satisfy with media in Charlotte on July 21

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coastline Meeting announced Wednesday that Virginia Tech soccer university student-athletes OL Silas Dzansi, LB Dax Hollifield and WR Kaleb Smith will accompany head mentor Brent Pry to the 2022 ACC Soccer Kickoff held at the Westin in downtown Charlotte on Thursday, July 21.
 
The Hokies are getting into their very first time under the course of Pry, who was released by Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock in December 2021.
 
Dzansi (6-5, 325) – The Woodbridge, Virginia indigenous enters his sixth time in Blacksburg, where by he will be just one of the leaders on the offensive line. Dzansi started off 7 online games in 2021 four at right tackle, two at remaining guard and a single at remaining tackle. For his job, Dzansi owns 23 starts in 38 games. He presently owns a diploma in criminology.

Hollifield (6-1, 239) – The Shelby, North Carolina indigenous enters his fifth time at Tech, where by he anchors the protection at mike linebacker and is a team captain. In 2021, he led the Hokies in tackles with 92, like 44 solo efforts. Hollifield also led Tech’s defense with 9. TFL and 4.5 sacks. He gained All-ACC Honorable Mention accolades and was also a Charlotte TD Club Defender of the Nation Award nominee last drop.

Smith (6-2, 215) – Experienced the most successful period of his profession in 2021, beginning 11 games and hauling in 20 passes for 260 yards and two TDs. The Bumpass, Virginia indigenous owns 20 starts off in his a few seasons in Blacksburg and has a receiving typical of 12.7 yards. Smith wore the No. 25 jersey at West Virginia in 2021 and led the group in obtaining with a profession-superior six receptions for 58 yards from the Mountaineers. 

Virginia Tech opens the 2022 period on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 with an in-condition matchup at Old Dominion that will be broadcast to a national audience on ESPNU. It will mark the first time Tech has confronted an opponent from the point out of Virginia in the time opener since a 36-13 victory above Liberty in 2016, and the contest is the to start with period opener at a Virginia university considering that Tech defeated Richmond 20-9 in 1982.