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SOFTBALL SHOWS PERSEVERANCE AND GRIT

Congratulations to our varsity softball team for their incredible run at a state title. The team lost in the championship 4-2 in extra innings and battled to the very end after being down by two runs heading into the sixth inning. 

After the game, five Panthers were honored with All-State selections. Congratulations to Eva Butler, Yanna Bravewolf, Erika Castellano, Charlotte Thompson and Maria Urban! Additionally, Maria Urban was chosen by the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association's softball committee, composed of coaches from various schools, as Player of the Year.

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Boys soccer victory

Last week, the boys varsity soccer team beat Sidwell Friends to win the MAC Tournament Final. The Panthers took the lead in the first half with an unassisted goal by Noah Alexander ’21, but with three minutes left in the game, the Quakers tied things up with a late goal. Tied 1-1 after regulation and a scoreless overtime, the game was then decided by penalty kicks. Alexander, Scott Landry ’23, Aidan Singer ’21, Andrew Mesa ’22, and Patrick Morris ’21 converted their penalty kicks, and goalkeeper Ryan Selig ’21’s amazing saves brought the Panthers to victory.

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Cross country

The cross country team travelled to the Oatlands Invitational this past Saturday to face the best teams in the surrounding states – a group that included perennial national powerhouse Loudoun Valley. A total of 2,641 runners competed, making this one of the largest meets of the year. The boys were led by Jud Cummings ’21 and Charlie Ortmans ’23, while Nate Boyle ’23 made the team’s most noticeable improvement. Returning All-League runner Tayloe Friedrich ’21 led the girls’ charge, closely followed by captain Izzy Zhang ’20. Emma O’Reilly ’23 established herself as an immediate impact runner among a veteran group consisting of Olivia Agolini ’22, Caroline Osborne ’21, Kat Plaza ’20, Windsor Smith ’20, and Megan Wenig ’20.

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