Wrap-ups:

Boys’ Cross Country:

Head Coach: Jonathan Lauder

Captains: senior Matt Chilton, senior Stephen Tivenan, and senior Carter Ward

Key Athletes: Chilton, junior Reid Weston, Tivenan, junior Ronan Higgins, and Ward.

Key Athletes lost:  Tivenan, Ward, senior John Hill, and senior MatthewPiper

Coach quote: “It was the first time we made the state meet in a few years, and we bring back four of our top six runners next year so we’re excited for the future.” – Lauder

Player quote: “We had a great season and reached our goal of making states. Through our teams hard work and grind we were able to get out of the region and compete against the best teams in Virgina.” – Hill

 

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Boys’ Cross Country team after making states.

Girls Cross Country:

Record: 12 – 4

Head Coach: Kemper Towler

Team Leaders: Madison Bradley; Caroline Behl

Key Runners: Caroline Behl & Johanna Lupica

Season highlight: The Big Cat Invitational when Caroline and Johanna both broke the 20 minute

barrier.

Results: Finished 5th in the Conference 11 meet which ended the team’s season. Lupica, Lilly

Wein, Emily Whitty, and Brittany Bell advanced to the regional meet.  Lupica made the All-

Region team.

Coach’s quote: This year’s team had to climb a steep learning curve as there were only three

returning runners (graduation has decimated the team over the last two years).  We learned a

lot this year and show a lot of promise as there were no seniors on the team.

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junior Lily Wein running in the Fork Union Invitational

 

Previews:

Field Hockey:

Coach: Kayla Mueller

Captains: Ada Palcynzski, Sr. and Abigail Killius, Jr.

Key players: Abigail Killius, Jr.; Peyton O’Donnell, So.; Rachel Staib, So.; Molly Wheeler, So.

Record: 8-7

Finish: Lost in the second round of districts

Highlight of season: beating Freeman in the first round of the district tournament after losing to them twice in the regular season

Coach’s quote: “We improved immensely from the previous season and stood our ground in our conference.  I could not be more proud of each girl.  They all had great attitudes, mind sets, and work ethic,” said Mueller.

Player quote: “This season we overcame a lot of obstacles as a team, but no matter what we kept our heads high and supported each other,” said senior Abby Bostian.

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Girls’ field hockey team standing inside the goal waiting for the ball to be in play.

Gymnastics:

Coach: Tracy Layne

Last year: Team finished fifth in the conference.  Three girls went to the Regional Meet: Amirah Anderson (graduated), Logan Gutzmer, So.; Erika Reiter, So.

Key players: Reiter, Gutzmer, and Rita Dogbo, Sr.

Key players lost: Anderson and Serena Coleman

Captains: Dogbo and Reiter

Key upcoming meets: Deep Run and Freeman

Coach’s quote: “We see the girls working hard to improve their skills and scores and helping each other as a team.  As long as they work hard, do their best, and have fun, that is all we can ask for,” said Layne.

Player quote: “The team as a whole has already improved so much.  We have a lot of potential and I can’t wait to see what this season has in store for us,” said Reiter.

Wrestling:

Coach: Bob Harris

Last Year’s Finish: 14-3 regular season record, Conference Champions, 7th in the region, 8th in the state

Captains: N/A

Key Athletes: Cainan Brooks (Sr.), Nico Rivera (Sr.), Trey Turnage (Sr.), Carson Tinsley (Jr.)

Key Athletes Lost: Chance Ohn, Justice Williams

Player’s Quote: “All of our hard work will pay off this season,” said Brooks.

Coach’s Quote: “As a first year head coach I’m very excited to see what the future holds.  We have a few returning starters and a lot of young guys who are ready to step up and take on the challenge,” said Harris.

Swimming:

Last year’s finish: Second in the County Championship Meet

Key swimmers: Bridget Bartley, Jr.; Michael Estrada, Jr.; Bryn Gvozdas, Sr.; David Dixon, Jr.; Emily Miller, Jr.; Charles Reiter, Sr.; Zach Appel, Sr.

Captains: Bartley, Miller, Reiter, and Appel

Key upcoming meets: Collegiate meet, meet against Chesterfield Clubs, HCPS Championships

Player quote: “A lot of talent was lost after last season, but we still believe Eagles Swimming can reclaim the HCPS Championship this February,” said Appel.

Girls’ Indoor Track:

Head coach: William Winston

Last Year’s Finish: 7th out of 8

Captains: Madison Philhower, Sarah Bullen, Molly Hunold, and Angel Beverly

Key Athletes: Britton Wilson, Rebekah Greene, Madison Philhower, and Caroline Behl

Key Athletes Lost: Sarah Goodrich

Coach quote: I expect the girls to have the opportunity to compete for a conference title. They

are hungry and are working hard to accomplish their goals. We’re led by a strong contingent of

sprinters and jumpers. Some of which have an opportunity to compete for all-state accolades.

We’ve added some depth to our mid-distance team and hope that we can stay healthy enough to

have an opportunity to compete well as a team.

Boys’ Indoor Track: 

Last Year’s Finish: 7th out of 8

Head coach: William Winston

Captains: Stephen Tivenan, Will Wood, and Trevor Pruitt

Key Athletes: Stephen Tivenan, Ronan Higgins, Reid Weston, and Matthew Chilton

Key Athletes Lost: Ryan Niblock and Duncan Goodrich

Coach quote: The boys’ team will lean on the Distance team to earn the majority of their points at conference. The sprinters and throwers on the team are young, but talented. We look forward to setting personal bests each week and hope to see continuous improvement throughout the season.

Boys’ Basketball:

Head Coach: Hunter Thomas

Captains: Tony Laula, Brett Buisson, Ryan Baybutt

Key Players: Brett Buisson, Dillon Thomas, Tony Laula, Ryan Baybutt

Who are some key players you lost after last season – Ricky Lewis, Will Parcell

Last Season’s Finish: Lost in Conference Tournament

Coach Quote: “We have the ability to score a lot of points with our guards and finally have some big men who are actually big men.” -Thomas

 

 

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