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Three individuals from Blacksburg High School have signed national letters of intent to play at the next level.
Reese Bradbury, Kallan Malabad and Hayli Williams will continue their sports careers in college.
Bradbury, a senior cross country and track athlete, signed with High Point University. She has run competitively for five years, the last three at Blacksburg High School. Bradbury’s all state performances led her team to a Class 4 state title in cross country and runner up finish in indoor track in the 2022-2023 school year.
During her time at Blacksburg, she has achieved seven individual All-State performances in addition to three All-State finishes, including one state championship. Reese has been around running her entire life and cannot wait to continue to run in college.
At High Point, she plans to study psychology to become a sports psychologist.
Malabad, a senior soccer player, signed a national letter of intent to continue her academic and athletic career at Saint Michael’s College. Malabad has been on the varsity soccer team since ninth grade. She helped the Bruins win the region championship in 2021 and 2022 as well as the district championship in 2021, 2022, and 2023. She also helped the team get to the state semifinals her freshman year and the state quarterfinals her sophomore and junior year. She received all district honorable mention in 2022 and all district First team in 2023 and was also captain of her club soccer team, Virginia United FC, and was selected First team all ECNL RL Virginia in 2023.
Malabad plans to study Digital Media and Communications at Saint Michael’s College.
Williams, who is headed to Longwood University, is a three-year letter winner in Girls Lacrosse and plays attack and takes the draw. She was team captain and MVP in 2023 and led the Bruins in scoring with 100 career goals over two seasons, earning First Team All-Region honors as a sophomore and junior and has been playing lacrosse for 13 years and has been a part of the Valley Select travel team. She plans to study Kinesiology at Longwood.