Senior Jordan Sibley was named to the first team Division 2 All-State field hockey team while junior Frances Boyer earned a slot on the second team.
2015 VISAA Division 2 Field Hockey
First Team All-State:
Colleen Norair, Fredericksburg Academy – Player of the Year
Elizabeth Alford, Virginia Episcopal
Allison Buffenbarger, Foxcroft
Haley Buffenbarger, Foxcroft
Madison Fagan, Covenant
Emma Harrison, Fredericksburg Academy
Cate Hazel, Fredericksburg Academy
Alex Hornsby, Carlisle
Sophia Kingsbury, Hampton Roads Academy
Madison Nuckols, Carlisle
Anne Pendleton, Highland
Lizzy Shim, Covenant
Jordan Sibley, Norfolk Collegiate
Pipsy Steyn, Foxcroft
Carolyn Topps, Fredericksburg Academy
Lindsay Woods, Foxcroft
2015 VISAA Division 2 Field Hockey
Second Team All-State:
Lelia Battle, Virginia Episcopal
Frances Boyer, Norfolk Collegiate
Rachel Clancy, Walsingham
Daniell de Jong, Covenant
Haven Gardner, Hampton Roads Academy
Julie Iuorno, Steward
Liz Llera, Covenant
Laney Malone, Foxcroft
Here are the awards for the Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player and the OAK Award winner for the fall teams.
The OAK Award is presented to a student-athlete “who maximizes his or her abilities (Overachiever), exhibits the proper (Attitude) in practice and games, and is a real student of the sport (Knowledge).”
Middle School Soccer:
OAK Award – ASHTON HALL
Junior Varsity Soccer:
OAK – ABRAHAM MUSSELMANI
MVP – MAXWELL VOOSS
Oak Award – JOSH SWARTZ
MVP – CHRIS BECK
Most Improved Player – ARI GOLDMAN
Middle School Volleyball:
White Team – OAK – KATIE SCOTT
Blue Team – OAK – MACKENZIE WOODSON
OAK – LOGAN MICHELON;
MVP – BRIANA POWELL
MANAGERS- HALEY BARTEL, ELIZABETH JONES
OAK – ANNIE GAO
MVP – BAILEY JONES
MIP – MADISON DOYLE
MANAGER – KERRIGAN EYROLLES
Varsity Cross Country:
(Boys): OAK-CHANDLER BRANTON
JV Cross Country:
(BOYS): OAK-CHAS LEHEW
MVP- TRUMAN SKAGGS
Varsity Cross Country (Girls):
OAK – MADDIE FOSTER
MVP – MALIA MANTZ
MIP – CLAUDIA KING
JV Cross Country (Girls):
OAK – GINA LEANZO
MVP – SIDNEY JORDAN
Varsity Field Hockey:
OAK JORDAN SIBLEY
MVP- FRANCES BOYER
MIP- VERA SACKS
Middle School Field Hockey:
OAK – DARDEN PURRINGTON
MVP – DREUGH PHILLIPS
MIP- ELLIE MAUS
Junior Varsity Sailing:
OAK- BRONTE UNREIN
MVP- BRYLIE SCHAUBACH
OAK – HANNAH BEALE
MVP – GABRIELLE TOOMY
MIP – KIERSTEN POTTER
MANAGER -KELSEY ALCARAZ
OAK – MARY PEMBROKE KAHLER
MVP – JULIANNA SELIG
The Collegiate boys and girls capped off banner seasons with identical 15th place finishes at the VISAA Division II Cross Country Championships on Friday at Fork Union.
Chandler Branton led the Oaks, taking 29th in a time of 18:35, while Miles Edmond (19:00) was a few spots back in 35th.
“Chandler did great,” said Head Coach Rob Tupper. “Miles, too. Everyone ran hard, it was a super effort.”
Harrison Fuller, Matt Unrein, Chas LeHew, Frankie White, Feifan Qiao and Parker Gross rounded out the effort for the boys, who return their entire lineup next fall and should contend for a top-five statewide finish.
The trio of Malia Mantz (22:40), Claudia King (22:43) and Maddie Foster (23:31), who finished 43rd, 45th an 65th respectively in the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) race, led the way once again for the girls.
Emma Stephenson, Ashley Obermeyer and Cecilia Innis all proved instrumental in the team’s 15th-place finish, all three running personal bests over the tough, sometimes muddy course.
“They tore it up,” said Tupper, who was assisted all season by Coach Loli Marshall and Coach Richard White “Malia, Maddie, Claudia, Cecilia ran like they’ve been doing it all year. And Emma and Ashley stepped up and did a great job.
“I’m very proud of the whole team. They worked so hard, did everything we asked of them.
“Our motto’s been ‘Success isn’t given, it’s earned,’ well, this bunch earned it.’ “
For more pictures, go to Oaks Cross Country.
After two days on the water, the Oaks earned a fourth-place finish in the Atlantic Coast Championship sailing regatta on the Elizabeth River.
St. Thomas Aquinas of Florida took first place among the 18 competing teams. The Key School finished second followed by Christchurch School. Norfolk Academy finished seventh.
For more pictures from the weekend and the season, go to Oaks Sailing.
1 Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Raiders 54 40 94
2 Key School Zags 33 73 106
3 Christchurch School Seahorses 41 66 107
4 Norfolk Collegiate School Oaks 60 69 129
5 Falmouth Maine High School, Yachtsmen 91 75 166
6 Broadneck High School Bruins 109 63 172
7 Norfolk Academy Bulldogs 113 62 175
8 Cape Elizabeth High School Capers 98 100 198
9 Pine Lake Prep Varsity 85 117 202
10 Severn School Admirals 105 99 204
Chandler Branton finished eighth on Friday at the TCIS Cross Country Championships, earning All-Conference honors in the process.
Chandler covered the muddy 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course at Chesapeake’s Bells Mill Park in 18:14, finishing near the top against a field that included Peninsula Catholic, the prohibitive favorite in the upcoming state championships.
“Chandler ran another great race for us,” said Head Coach Rob Tupper. “He’s been very consistent all season and he beat a lot of good runners today.
“It wasn’t the best conditions out there, but everyone gave it their all and turned in some good performances.”
Overall, the boys wound up sixth in the team race. Harrison Fuller finished second for the Oaks, winding up 43rd in standings. Miles Edmond followed in 47th place, followed close behind by Thomas Batzel (51st), Matt Unrein (52nd), Chas LeHew (55th) and Parker Gross (74th).
Claudia led the way for the girls, crossing the finish line in 23:18 to finish 22nd. Malia Mantz (23:28) was two spots back in 24th, while Maddie Foster (23:35) took 25thand Cecelia Innis was 64th.
In the junior varsity competition, Gina Leanzo and Veronica Gross finished 10th and 15th respectively for the girls, with Truman Skaggs (45th), Ryan Hodges (52nd) and Will Frankenberry (71st) leading the way for the boys.
“I’m very proud of our JV runners,” Tupper said. “They’ve worked hard for us and it’s pretty clear they’ve got a bright future.”
Collegiate concludes its season on today at the VISAA Division 2 State Championships at Fork Union.
“This is it,” Coach Tupper said. “One more race, a chance to lay it on the line and see what happens. This team has a lot of heart. I’m excited for them and I’m expecting great things.”
Senior Jordan Sibley and junior Frances Boyer were named to the TCIS All-Conference field hockey team.
Both earned first team honors.
The Oaks shared the Sportsmanship Award with Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
Norfolk Academy’s Mackenzie Somers was named Player of the Year.
First Team All-Conference
Mackenzie Somers – Norfolk Academy
Virginia Apperson – Cape Henry Collegiate
Maddie Bettencourt – Bishop Sullivan Catholic
Frances Boyer – Norfolk Collegiate
Paige Christiansen – Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Riley Fulmer – Norfolk Academy
Greer Gill – Norfolk Academy
Halle Gill – Norfolk Academy
Sophia Kingsbury – Hampton Roads Academy
Alexandra Land – Cape Henry
Grace Marshall – Norfolk Academy
Kelsey McCoy – Bishop Sullivan
Julia Mooney – Bishop Sullivan
Stephanie Seaman – Cape Henry
Jordan Sibley – Norfolk Collegiate
Second Team All-Conference
Rachel Clancy – Walsingham Academy
Shea Davis – Hampton Roads
Haven Gardner – Hampton Roads
Sydney Griffiths – Walsingham Academy
Kendall Hathaway – Cape Henry
Elizabeth Heckard – Norfolk Academy
Lauren Myers – Nansemond-Suffolk
Mary Mooney – Bishop Sullivan
Morgan Morrell- Nansemond-Suffolk
Brittany Neilan – Norfolk Academy
Jordan Quigley – Bishop Sullivan
Coach of the Year: Beth Keenehan – Bishop Sullivan
Senior Bailey Jones earned first team TCIS All-Conference volleyball team honors
Jones, an outside hitter, has been a leading player for the Oaks for years.
Gina Tuzzolo of Peninsula Catholic was named Player of the Year.
First Team All-Conference
Gina Tuzzolo – Peninsula Catholic
Hannah Barcus — Norfolk Academy
Livi Bono – Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Terri Dinh – Peninsula Catholic
Logan Harrell – Nansemond-Suffolk
Veronica Hine – Bishop Sullivan
Bailey Jones – Norfolk Collegiate
Meghan Lee- Hampton Roads Academy
Natalie Marshall – Norfolk Christian
Samantha Verhaagen – Norfolk Christian.
Second Team All-Conference
Anna Dinh – Peninsula Catholic
Abigail Finn- Cape Henry Collegiate
Taylor Harvey – Norfolk Academy
Skylar Johnson – Cape Henry
Megan Leavey – Hampton Roads Academy
Casey Mahan – Norfolk Academy
Katie Stanton – Norfolk Christian
Nicole Wright – Nansemond-Suffolk
Senior Chris Beck and junior Josh Swartz were named to the All-TCIS team in soccer.
Swartz earned first team honors while Beck was named to the second team.
Player of the Year: Dillon Jacob, Norfolk Academy.
Hunter Atherton, Cape Henry; Caleb Bureau, Norfolk Christian; James Gaskill, Norfolk Academy; Tommy Inglima, Norfolk Academy; Tanner Jackson, Nansemond-Suffolk; Jalen Johnson, Hampton Roads; Connor Norris, Walsingham; Patrick Phillips, Hampton Roads; Wayne Simon, Cape Henry; Conner Somers, Cape Henry; Kelau Smith, Walsingham; Josh Swartz, Norfolk Collegiate; Jay Wetmore, Norfolk Academy; Erick Zwicklbauer, Hampton Roads.
Taylor Acra, Norfolk Academy; Chris Beck, Norfolk Collegiate; Gustav Berner, Nansemond-Suffolk; Jonathan Brownbill, Hampton Roads; Clayton Daffron, Norfolk Christian; Nicholas Gehin-Scott, Bishop Sullivan Catholic; Matt Johnson, Cape Henry; Patrick O’Neil, Peninsula Catholic.
Co-coaches of the Year: Sean Wetmore, Norfolk Academy; Kelly Alford, Hampton Roads.
Sportsmanship award: Norfolk Christian.
The girls varsity volleyball team ended its season with a 3-0 loss Tuesday to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
The Oaks lost 25-18, 25-9, and 25-9.
For pictures from the season, go to Oaks volleyball.
The Oaks gave up a goal with three minutes left in regulation to fall, 2-1, to Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School in the quarterfinal round of the TCIS Tournament Tuesday.
Junior Vera Sacks scored for Collegiate while classmate Sarah Philpott had eight saves in goal to keep the game close.
Bishop Sullivan 2, Norfolk Collegiate 1
G—BSC, Mooney, Bettencourt; NC, Sacks.
Maddie Bettencourt scored with 3 minutes left in regulation and had an assist. Mary Mooney also scored. Kelsey McCoy had an assist. Sarah Philpott had 8 saves for Norfolk Collegiate.