Potomac's boys varsity squash team won the Mid-Atlantic Squash Championship banner on Saturday, January 28, at Woodberry Forest.
The girls varsity basketball team has played a strong season thus far, with a 11-3 record as of January 19. In a January 13 game against Richmond's Collegiate School, Potomac began with a 19-0 lead.
The Potomac School's Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach Levi Franklin saw his 400th career victory during a game against MAC rival St. James School on January 14. The Panthers beat St. James 69-65 before an enthusiastic home crowd.
Potomac hosted the 27th annual Tip Off Tournament on December 2 and 3. For only the second time in the tournament's history, both of Potomac's varsity teams emerged as victors on the same night.
The boys varsity basketball team won the Tip Off tournament for the 12th time in school history, defeating Saint John Paul the Great on Saturday night, 62-47.
Ranked 4th in the state, the girls varsity tennis team traveled to Norfolk on Friday, November 11, to play 1st seed Norfolk Academy in the VISAA state semifinals. Though Potomac ultimately fell to Norfolk, the Panthers had an outstanding season, ending with a 11-5 record. Leading up to the semifinals, the girls collected impressive wins against Bishop Ireton (7-0), Georgetown Visitation (6-1), and St. Anne's Belfield (8-1), among others.
It was an exciting end to an impressive season for the varsity boys soccer team, who made it to the Virginia state championships in Richmond. Playing St. Christopher's School this past Saturday, November 12, the Panthers lost 2-1 in minute 87 of the second overtime, putting up a long fight against the number 1 seeded opponent.
The Washington Post profiled senior Ricardo Facey, a member of the varsity football team, in an article published on October 13. Facey enrolled at Potomac as a sophomore and has played on the varsity team each season. He has helped lead the Panthers with 17 touchdowns this fall. Click here to read the entire Post article.
The piece outlined the team's return to the ISL AA division and the Panthers' new outlook as they battle this year's opponents in the upper division. The next game, versus Holy Child, will take place on Friday, September 9, at 5:30 pm on the Gumtree Field. To read the entire Post article, click here.
The varsity football team opened its season on September 3 against Randolph-Macon Academy. The Panthers fell behind twice early in the first half but rallied each time to finish off the half with a lead of 21-14.
Senior Will Valentine has committed to play Division III baseball for Gettysburg College. "I'm very excited to be going to a great school and playing the sport that I love," he says.
Today, at the Upper School Athletics Assembly, Girls Athletics Director Cas Blanchard announced that Potomac was awarded the 2015-16 Independent School League's (ISL) Gary T. Blackman Sportsmanship Banner.
The girls 4x800-meter relay team of Margot Labrecque, Isabel Morris, Grace Moses, and Erykah Murray won the state title at the Virginia Track and Field Championships this past weekend. This is the second consecutive year the girls 4x800 team has been crowned state champion.
The boys lacrosse team (13-7) defeated Flint Hill 11-8 on Friday to capture its second straight MAC tournament title. Clinging to a late fourth-quarter lead, seniors Michael Bonello and Jasper Tyner scored consecutive goals to seal the Panthers' victory. Click here to read a Washington Post article about the team's win; click here for a gallery of photos.
The baseball team (17-8) topped Maret 2-1 yesterday to win its second consecutive MAC tournament championship. With the game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the seventh, Spencer Perkins sparked the Panthers' rally by beating out a bunt with a head-first dive.