Athletes of the Week May 1

May 1, 2020
Dania Cannon

A baller born to run the point with an edge, Dania has run the show on offense since she stepped onto a basketball court as a seventh-grader at Mariner. Dania can hit the jumper, go inside with the heavy traffic and score, and set up her teammates. She has signed to play Division I basketball at Delaware State. Dania scored 1,049 career points. During her senior year, she averaged 17 points per game and six assists per game. She was selected as one of the top 15 players downstate in 2019 and 2020. She was first-team All-Henlopen Conference her junior and senior years. She was a second-team all-stater as a senior. If she wasn’t Cape’s best-ever point guard, there certainly were none better, and there have been some great ones.  

Travon McVicker

Travon, a Sussex Central track star, signed with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from his driveway April 25 as a parade of pickups and cars passed by with drivers honking horns and wishing Travon good luck. Travon is fearless and whippet fast, an indoor Henlopen Conference champion in the high jump and 60-meter hurdles, and a runner on the gold medal 4-by-200 relay team. He was a first-team all-state selection for the 2020 indoor season as well as individual state champion in the high jump and second-place finisher in the 60-meter hurdles. He was Henlopen Conference outdoor champion in 2019 in the 110-meter high hurdles. The lost 2020 spring season was devastating for the spring-loaded Golden Knights, who were poised to make a state title run.   

Shane Massey

Massey, aka “La Machine,” son of former Cape linebacker Shane Massey, ran the 200 meters up through the 800 meters for Lake Forest, graduating in 2019. Shane holds the open 400-meter record of 48.3 on the Cape track. Shane ran 48.5 in the 400 in the spring of 2019 to win the Division II state championship, then came back and ran 1:56 to place second in the 800 meters. He also ran a 4:34 in the 1,600 meters at the Keith Burgess Invitational. Shane is the great-grandson of the late George Smith, former mayor of Lewes. Shane took his talents to the Bowie State Bulldogs, where he placed fifth in the 800 meters last indoor season at the CIAA Indoor Championships, running 2:01. Shane is a cousin to the late Danny Harmon, Cape’s all-time best versatile runner.      

Dominique Smith

An academic, athletic football and track guy, Dom recently signed with Delaware State University, where he will play football and major in engineering. Dom will always be remembered at Sussex Central for “the catch” against Dover that propelled the Golden Knights to the state championship, where they dominated Salesianum and claimed the school’s first state title. Football honors in 2019 for Dom included first-team all-state defensive back and Maxwell Award winner. In 2018, he was second-team all-state tight end, helping Central capture a state championship. In the spring outdoor track season of 2019, he was first-team all-state as a member of the 4-by-200 and 4-by-100 relays. Dom is a member of the National Honor Society, carrying a 3.7 average. He has been trained since middle school by 2006 Cape grad Brian Stewart. They are strong, solid friends. 


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