High school seniors competing in spring sports are in danger of having their high school athletics careers cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They were supposed to be out representing their schools, creating highlights and memories, and … well … giving us something to write about. So we’re going to write about them. This is the Senior Student-Athlete Spotlight.
It was shaping up to be a big year for Whit Molloy. The Hilton Head High boys lacrosse star had his college search out of the way and was ready to shine in his final season as a Seahawk.
Now, of course, he and the rest of the senior student-athletes in the Lowco — and around the country — are wondering if they’ve played their last game.
The only silver lining for Molloy is that his lacrosse career will continue next season at Jacksonville University. Molloy committed to the Dolphins before his junior season and signed his letter of intent this fall, but he had big plans for his senior year at HHIHS first.
Molloy’s senior campaign was off to a roaring start — he has compiled 20 goals and 24 points through four games, including a monster effort in a win over May River in which he racked up seven goals and two assists. The standout midfielder was well on his way to obliterating last season’s totals of 58 goals and 65 points, which helped him earn All-State honors.
Molloy started playing lacrosse in seventh grade and has played with high-level club teams such as Break Thru, True National, Carolina National, and the Baltimore Crabs. He says he loves working with younger players to grow the sport.
A four-year varsity contributor and two-time team captain, Molloy has compiled 130 goals and 150 points across 50 games as a Seahawk.
If this is where his HHIHS career ends, it has been a memorable one.
High school senior student-athletes in Beaufort and Jasper counties can
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Photo courtesy HHIHS Athletics / Mary Beth Lyons