BECKLEY, W. VA. — Stevensville resident Darell Volney was recently inducted into the West Virginia University Institute of Technology Athletic Hall of Fame. A standout baseball player, Volney was recognized during a special ceremony in West Virginia on Saturday, March 2.
Volney, a community college transfer, was a two-year starter in right field on the 1989 and 1990 Golden Bear baseball teams. In 1990, he led the conference in batting average (.478) and home runs (10). He was voted National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District 28 Player of the Year and West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hitter of the Year, receiving 1990 All-West Virginia Conference Team honors.
Volney was born on Dec. 13, 1966, in Annapolis. He grew up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore where he graduated from Queen Anne’s County High School in 1985. While at Queen Anne’s, he was a three-time letterman and co-captain of the varsity soccer team and a two-year letterman for the varsity baseball team.
Between 1985 and 1987, he attended Anne Arundel Community College, where he was a two-year starter on the Pioneer baseball team. In 1987, he received first-team All-Conference and second team All-Region XX honors, aiding the Pioneers to the Region XX Tournament. Anne Arundel Community College named Volney sophomore athlete of the year.
Volney transferred to West Virginia Tech in 1988. As a student, he made the Dean’s List for academics five out of the six semesters. He was inducted into Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honorary and he graduated in 1991 with Cum Laude honors with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering.
Volney is a licensed professional engineer and the vice president of engineering design for Messick & Associates in Annapolis. He resides in Stevensville along with his wife Rochelle and his two sons, Alexander and Zachary.