Mia Woolfolk’s father figures in her Manchester moves

Fred Jeter | 3/16/2023, 6 p.m.
Like father, like daughter.

Like father, like daughter.

Among the all-time hoops heroes in Rich- mond hoops is Peter Woolfolk, who led Jefferson-Huguenot-Wythe to the 1984 Group AAA title. Pete then had a stellar career at the University of Richmond.

Pete’s daughter, Mia Woolfolk, is following a similar course in sneakers.

Nearly four decades after her father won the state title, Mia led Manchester High to spirited runner-up finish in the State Class 6 (largest schools) division.

An athletic 6-foot-2 junior, Mia had 16 points and nine rebounds in the Lancers’ 49-46 overtime loss to James Madison on March 10 at the Siegel Center.

Mia will likely be named to the All-State team in the coming weeks. She already made All-State for softball last spring.

Mia isn’t the only Lancer with a former basketball star father. Sophomore Rayne Wright had 16 points and eight rebounds in the final and is the daughter of MHS Coach Rasheed Wright, who played at Old Dominion from 1999 to 2003. He went on to play many years professionally in France.

With many returning players, the Lancers will be among the favorites to win next year’s state crown.