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Triumph NIL land Hokie diamond stars DeMartini, Rochard

By Ed Williams | May 26
via @Triumph_NIL on Twitter

Following highly successful seasons on the diamond for both baseball and softball, Triumph NIL has signed Carson DeMartini and Keely Rochard. Triumph is committed to building NIL partnerships between collegiate athletes and businesses, fans, and supporters in the community.

Keely Rochard will go down as one of the best softball players in Virginia Tech history following the Hokies run in the NCAA Softball Tournament. The Williamsburg native is a 2x ACC Pitcher of the Year, and as a senior in 2022 ranks third in the country in strikeouts. She also boasts a 25-3 record with opponents hitting just .170 off of her. Rochard and the Hokies are set to host a Super Regional in Blacksburg against the Florida Gators.

As a freshman, Carson DeMartini put together a year that Hokie fans should be very excited about. Starting at 3rd base, DeMartini was highly impactful for the ACC regular season champs, hitting .333 with 39 RBIs and 13 HRs. The Virginia Beach native will look to build on his fantastic regular season as the Hokies head to Charlotte for the ACC tournament.

Triumph is uniquely positioned to help Virginia Tech athletes translate their on field success to the business world. Former Hokie football greats Brenden Hill and Kevin Jones currently serve as partners, allowing them to use their wealth of experience and knowledge to advise and guide the next generation of Virginia Tech athletes.

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After 3 years in Blacksburg, I graduated from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2019. Before transferring to VT, I played 1 year of lacrosse at another southwest VA school, Ferrum College. While I loved the D3 life, transferring to Virginia Tech was the best decision I've ever made. I loved every second of my 3 years and I wish it lasted longer.

You'll have a hard time finding a bigger VT Hoops fan than me. Watching the 2019 men’s basketball team make a run to the sweet 16 is by far my favorite VT sports memory, and I’m excited to watch Coach Mike Young get this program back to that level on a consistent basis.

Besides Virginia Tech athletics, I am a huge D.C. sports fan. The Nationals winning the 2019 World Series is my single favorite sports memory, and quite honestly will be very hard to beat. Hopefully a Virginia Tech football or basketball National Championship will give the Nats a run for their money in the near future.

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