StoneBridge Athletics had a banner season this fall, as our teams persevered and pushed through to victories while exemplifying the core character qualities promoted through our SBS Athletics program.
Read below for a season wrap up for each team.
Varsity Boys Soccer completed their season 8-5-2 overall and 7-0-1 in the Metro Conference regular season. They were the Regular Season Champion and the Metro Tournament Runner-Up. Seniors Harrison Busby, Dillon Sears and Zach Carpenter, as well as Junior Jeremy Wells, were named to the All-Metro Conference team. After an amazing regular season, Boys Soccer qualified for the VISAA (D4) State Playoffs for the first time since 2005. They made a first-round showing and played with heart against Trinity at Meadow View. Head coach Jeff Carlucci did a great job with his team and assistant coaches Ron Wells and Landon Wells played a vital role in leading the young men.
Dillon Sears was also named to the First Team VISAA Division 3 team and Jeremy was named to the Second Team All-State player.
JJV Soccer finished the season 5-4 overall and 2-0 in the conference holding a tie for 1st place in the Metro Conference. Coaches Loren Bagley and William Wood also did a great job leading the team.
Cross Country had an historic season. Both Boys and Girls teams were Metro Conference Champions with senior Tate Frost as the Boys Metro Conference Runner of the Year and 8th grader Josie Nunziata as the Girls Metro Conference Runner of the Year. All Metro Conference runners were Eve Frost, Sarah Busby, Riya Campbell, Lucy Nunziata, Maeve Beard, Kayla Bartholomae, Emmy Gomoke, Jimmy Buyrn, Jeremy Wells, Gabe Nunziata, Garrett Maye, and Victor Reza.
The Girls JV team finished in 1st place at the Metro meet and our Boys JV finished in 2nd place. The girls team then turned up the heat even more to win the VISAA (D3) State Championship with an incredible score of 31-83 points ahead of 2nd place–a first for StoneBridge Cross Country.
The Boys team finished a strong 3rd out of 18 teams in D3. Tate Frost blazed past the competition to become the VISAA Boys D3 Individual State Champion, adding to his state title from last spring. All-State runners were Tate Frost, Jeremy Wells, Jimmy Buyrn, Josie Nunziata, Sarah Busby, Eve Frost, Riya Campbell, and Lucy Nunziata.
Kim Frost was also named the Metro Conference Coach of the Year for both the Boys and the Girls teams.
Girls Varsity Volleyball, led by Coach Eric Plumlee, finished 14-0 in the Metro Conference, earning the Metro Conference Regular Season Championship title, and went on to win the Metro Conference Tournament Championship. The Lady Cavs then asserted their dominance early at the VISAA State Volleyball Tournament, winning the quarterfinal and semifinal matches by a score of 3-0 each. They continued to dominate on the court in Richmond, claiming the VISAA State Championship title for their division.
Amelia Matson was named Metro Conference Player of the Year and Molly Williams, Emily Hinton, and Elise Thomason were named to the All-Metro Conference team. Our team closed out the regular season ranked No. 8 in Hampton Roads by the Virginian-Pilot 757Teamz area rankings and carried their VISAA (D3) No. 1 ranking into the state tournament.
Matson was also named the VISAA Division 3 State Player of the Year, and is joined by All-State players Emily Hinton, Elise Thomason and Molly Williams. Coach Eric Plumlee was also named the VISAA Division 3 Volleyball Coach of the Year.
JV Volleyball continued their success earning Metro Conference Co-Champions. They then defeated their Metro Conference equal to be the sole owner of Metro Conference Tournament Champion title. They ended the season 13-1 overall and 9-1, which speaks volumes for the heart and hard work this young team put into the season.
JJV Volleyball, led by Coach Christie Wooten, finished 14-4 overall and 11-3 in the Metro Conference, holding 3rd place in the conference. The young team competed and conducted themselves with integrity on the court. When down, they held composure and battled together, demonstrating consistent character qualities exemplified through StoneBridge and the volleyball program.