Welcome to the 2013-2014 Athletics Year
New Year Brings Changes to High School Athletics
Sept 3, 2013: Welcome to the beginning of the 2013-2014 school year and the Fall athletic season. While many are just "starting" the school year, all of the Fall sports - Golf, Cross-Country, Field Hockey and Volleyball - have been hard at work since August 1st. Scrimmages, games and competition are already underway with everyone off to a strong start. Monday, August 27th
at 6:00 pm is the Fall Athletic Parent meeting. These meetings are held
at the beginning of each sports season to answer questions, meet other
families, and spend time with the coaches, school representatives, and
the athletic boosters. I encourage all of you to attend these informative meetingsThere
is a Fall Sports Coaches-Parents Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at
6:30pm. There will be a short overview meeting in the auditorium,
followed by breakout meetings for each of the sports. All parents with athletes playing a fall sport are requested to attend.
There are changes this year to the Virginia High School League championship tournaments. Please see our previously posted article to better understand the changes.
Athletic Boosters is dedicated to making the MLWGS athletic program a success with our financial support, parent support and enthusiasm. We meet monthly on the second Tuesday of each month at 6PM in room 106, and are always seeking volunteers.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Peggy Feldmann, President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to Those Who Supported the Athletics Program in 2012-2013
June 10, 2013: The Athletic Boosters would like to thank all of of those who made a contribution to our program in 2012-2103. In addition to over 180 individual contributors, during the 2012-13 school year, we also had close to a dozen corporate sponsors or matching gifts. This participation, and the contributions of those gifts that were allocated to the Athletics Boosters at the annual auction, help to support all the athletic programs at Maggie Walker. In the past few years we have assisted in building our new Athletic Pavilion, repaving the tennis courts, and provided general funds to help offset the athletic department's annual budget.
Without the contributions of our patrons, our robust athletic program at Maggie Walker would not exists. Thanks to all who have contributed in any way to the Boosters. We look forward to seeing everyone in the fall.
VHSL Plans New Post Season Model for High School Athletics
May 30, 2013: The FY14-FY15 Virginia High School League (VHSL) biennium will bring significant changes in the way the state high school championships are determined. The VHSL has been planning changes to the current post season playoff system for high school athletics, and the changes go into effect this coming season.
Girls Soccer Wraps Up Successful Season
Falls to Freeman in Colonial District Semi-Finals
May 23, 2013: The Maggie Walker Girls Soccer team’s season came to an end on Wednesday night, as the Dragons fell to the number two seed Freeman Rebels, in the semifinals of the Colonial District Tournament.
The 2013 season was one of, if not, the most successful seasons for the girls soccer program in the school’s history. The team combined balanced scoring with a stout defense, while competing in the always competitive Colonial District. The Lady Dragons finished with a 9-5-2
record, and sole possession of third place in the district. Senior, Sarah Boegner who led the team in scoring with 19 goals, Junior Maeve Healy, and Sophomore Tessa Guinn who helped to anchor a solid defense, were all recognized for their efforts by being named to the Colonial
District first team. Other players to be recognized were Margaret Graham and Haley Herrmann, 2nd Team All District and Mariah Macon and Maddie Miles Honorable mention.
Coach Ian Kelley, in his fourth year as coach, had the following to say, "This is by far the most successful season we've had and the future only looks brighter. The team was able to shut out Godwin twice, go neck and neck with Freeman, and hold Deep Run to only 2
goals, meanwhile putting defeats over all the other district teams. The girls continuously strive to be better, and their dedication to advancing the program is unparalleled. I couldn't be happier coaching anywhere else, and I certainly would never want to after the past four
Congratulations to all the girls, and good luck to seniors, Sarah Boegner, Alia Prasad, Kendall Huennekens, Nemo Keller, and Natalie Lohr. You will all be missed greatly.
Girls Soccer Scores Win in First Round of Colonial District Tournament:
May 21, 2013: The Maggie Walker Girls Soccer team, behind a stellar defensive effort, and a 4 goal performance from Sarah Boegner, advanced to the semi-finals of the Colonial District soccer tournament, with a 5-0 win over J.R. Tucker. After one of the most successful seasons in school history, the team, with a 9-4-2 record, will play Freeman on Wednesday night at J.R. Tucker High School. The game is scheduled to start at 7:30, and should prove to be a thriller. The last time these teams met, Freeman needed a last second shot at the end of the second overtime period to score a tie with the Lady Dragons. A win on Wednesday would propel the team into the finals, and an automatic berth into the regional tournament. Please come out and support the Green Dragons.
To the Families of Athletes:
January 15, 2013: Because our school is landlocked, our Athletic Booster Families have been in the process of searching for additional space. We have secured Battery Park for the boys' and girls' tennis practices and matches,
Winter Parents Meeting November 20th at 6:30 PM
All parents with athletes in winter sports are asked to attend the Winter Sports meeting to be held November 20th at 6:30 PM in the auditorium. After some introductions by the Athletic Director, coaches and parents will break off for individual sports meetings. Please come receive information and advice from your athlete’s coaches and trainers.
Fall Sports Wrapup
Maggie Walker has had a great fall sports season with over 250 athletes smacking/finessing the ball or running the pavement. The fall season has also seen some recent individual awards and recognition for Maggie Walker athletes
Fall Season off to a Fast Start
September 6, 2012 – Maggie Walker athletic results are starting to roll in. The Girls Varsity Volleyball has started the season with an impressive 6-2 record. In the Labor Day weekend Virginia Volleyball Classic held at RVC, the Dragons went 4-1 and took the Bronze Division Championship - good for 9th place overall. Senior outside hitter, Sarah Boegner, was named to the All-Tournament Team after totaling 30 kills and 40 Digs over the 2 day tournament. After a nail-biting loss to Douglas Freeman in overtime, 2-1, Field Hockey bounced back with an impressive 3-0 win over Mills Godwin. The golf team has been playing and scoring well. The boys volleyball team has been playing tough competition but remaining competitive. This Saturday, Cross Country runners will get their first opportunity of the season to show their speed at an invitational meet in Newport News.
Please join us for our first Athletic Boosters monthly meeting at 6 PM on Tuesday, September 11th, room 105. We will discuss plans for supporting our athletes and coaches in the upcoming year.
Welcome Back Families and Friends
MLWGS Student Athletes Need Your Support. Parents Meeting set for August 27th
Dear Maggie Walker Families and Friends:
Welcome to the beginning of the 2012-2013 school year and the Fall athletic season. While many are just “starting” the school year, all of the Fall sports - Golf, Cross–Country, Field Hockey and Volleyball – have been hard at work since August 1st. Scrimmages, games and competition are already underway with everyone off to a strong start.
Siobhan Rigby Named Times Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar-Athlete of the Year for 2012
June 4, 2012 The field hockey team at Maggie Walker GS always uses an orange ball, even though white is the traditional color.
The different hue was implemented so that Siobhan Rigby, the Green Dragons’ star halfback, could better see the ball. For the past few years, Rigby has been legally blind.
On Monday, she and Deep Run soccer player Todd Wharton were honored by The Times-Dispatch and Sports Backers as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year for 2012. Chosen from a field of 10 male and 10 female finalists, each will receive a scholarship of $7,500.
(continue reading at Times Dispatch)
Boys Soccer Wraps Up Successful Season
Team Finishes in 3rd Place in Colonial District
May 25, 2012 The boys soccer team wrapped up one of their best seasons in years last week. The team was a solid 3rd (with an 11-4-1 record) in the Colonial District, behind state contenders Deep Run and Mils Godwin.
Last week, the District awards recognized a number of players who made significant contributions to the team's overall success. Congratulations to Coaches Molloy and Ottati, and the entire team on a very successful season.
First team: David Shore and Daniel Wagner
Second team: Matthew Culley and Fisher Guthrie, Will Wickham (not pictured)
Honorable Mention: Om Evani
Great Season for Girls Soccer
May 24, 2012
Our Girls' Varsity Soccer finished their season this past Tuesday after reaching the semi-finals of the Colonial District Tournament. The team ended the season with an 11-6 record overall andl 4th place finish in the regular district standings. The Richmond Times-Dispatch final ranking of the Green Dragons was 8th in the metro area!
2012-2013 Board Elected
May 17, 2012 The Athletic Boosters 2012-2013 Board of Directors was recently elected at the May Athletic Booster's monthly meeting. Peggy Feldman will be leading the boosters over the next school year. The new board, and all those associated with Maggie Walker Athletics would like to thank our previous board, and its President, Barbara Reese for a job well done in 2011-2012.
Boys and Girls Soccer Teams Advance
May 22, 2012 Both the girls and the boys soccer teams advanced to the District Semi-Finals on Monday night.
The Lady Dragons won in dramatic fashion by scoring a goal in sudden death to defeat Patrick Henry, while the boys needed all 90 minutes of regulation time to defeat a determined JR Tucker team.
Both teams will advance to the semi-finals to be held at Mils Godwin high school on Tuesday (girls) and Wednesday (boys) evenings.
Athletics Boosters Set to Vote on 2012-2013 Board and Preliminary Budget
Meeting set for May 14th, 6:00PM in Room 105
May 7, 2012 Please attend the annual meeting where two very important events happen – 1) election of the board and key roles for the 2012-2013 school year and 2) preliminary discussion of the 2012-2013 budget. Your thoughts and votes are important.
Hot Foods Concessions a Hit
For the first time in MLWGS history, hot foods were
served at the April 25 and May 2nd multi-school track meets. The event was highly successful as we saw a tremendous appetite for our hot food vendors, Chenello's Pizza (2803 W Broad), and the Chic-Fil-A (1529 N. Parham Road). A special thanks goes out to all the volunteers in the Pavillion, and our hot food vendors.
Volunteering for Concessions Operations Enabled by New Website
The Athletic Boosters begins operation of the Athletic Pavilion Concessions Tuesday, March 6th at the Girl’s Scrimmage Soccer Game. On Thursday, March 8th at 5:30, please take a tour of the concession stand to learn about volunteer opportunities during the Spring. You can sign up to volunteer at events at:
Thank you for your support of Maggie Walker student athletes!!
Athletic Pavilion Dedication Set for March 22nd
The invitations to the N. Douglas Hunt Athletic Pavilion dedication were mailed this past week, so keep a look out in your mail. The dedication will be Thursday, March 22nd at 5 pm at the Athletic Pavilion, before the Boy's Soccer Game against Thomas Jefferson at 6 pm. We are hoping you are able to attend that night to pay tribute to Doug Hunt and to celebrate the long awaited pavilion.
Maggie Walker Swimmer Wins State Championship
Christian Vivadelli is First Dragon to Win at States
February 20, 2012 Christian Vivadelli won the Boys 500 freestyle this past weekend at the VHSL AAA State Swimming Championships. His winning time was 4:32.68. Congratulations. Christian is Maggie Walker's FIRST state champion. Christian also came in 3rd in the 200 freestyle.
Other accomplishments included Andrew Drummond 15th in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 500 freestyle. Clark Hou, 13th in the 100 Breaststroke.
Everyone who swam at the meet, Matt Pickering, Grey Weissend, Jacob Moyar, Matt Lynch and Ellie Deglau dropped times in their events and made Maggie Walker proud.
February 5, 2012 The Maggie Walker Athletic Boosters will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 pm to finalize plans for the operation of the new concession in the Athletic Pavilion.
The next Athletic Boosters meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 at 6:00 pm. Check the school calendar for the location of the next meeting.
All booster groups, the PTSA, and club sponsors should receive an e-mail from Athletic Director Paige Hawkins this week regarding fundraising opportunities this spring at the concession.
A required training for groups signing up to operate the concession will be held on Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 pm.
The Spring Sports Parents Meeting will be held on Thursday March 8 at 6:30 pm.
Maggie Walker Runners Named to All Metro Girls Team
Junior Rachel Galton and Sophomore Daisy Banta Honored
January 5, 2012 Congratulations to Maggie Walker student-athletes Rachel Galton and Daisy Banta for being named to the All Metro Girls Cross Country team. Of the 7 athletes named, Maggie Walker placed 2 on the first team. Congratulations!!
RICHMOND TRACK & FIELD CLUB’S YOUNG MEN’S TEAM WINS NATIONAL USATF JUNIOR OLYMPIC CROSS-COUNTRY TITLE
Maggie Walker Student Athletes Well Represented
BACK ROW – (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Coach Deborah Snagg – Houston Steveson, Lee–Davis Jr - John Ziegler, Maggie Walker Jr. – Drew Anderson, Maggie Walker Sr. – Scott Mallory, Maggie Walker Sr – Marc Breidenbaugh, William & Mary Freshman – Daniel Jagdmann, Maggie Walker Jr – Coach Jim Holdren
FRONT ROW – (LEFT TO RIGHT)
Daisy Banta, Maggie Walker So. – Brittany Anderson, Mills Godwin Jr. – Molly Breidenbaugh, Hanover Jr. – Julia Kuno, Maggie Walker Jr. – Rachel Galton , Maggie Walker Jr. – Jessica Lull, Maggie Walker Jr. – Malina Richardson, Patrick Henry Jr. – Amy Dunham, Patrick Henry So.
ALL AMERICANS - MARC BREIDENBAUGH, JOHN ZIEGLER, DREW ANDERSON – MOLLY BREIDENBAUGH, RACHEL GALTON, DAISY BANTA
Four Dragons Achieve All-American Honors at USATF National Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships
December 12, 2011 Congratulations to Drew Anderson, John Ziegler, Rachel Galton, and Daisy Banta for achieving All-American Honors on December 10th at the national meet in Myrtle Beach SC. Joining Drew and John were Scott Mallory and Daniel Jadgmann to win the young men’s division of the championships. Also on the team were former Dragon Marc Breidenbaugh (now a freshman at W&M) and Houston Stevenson of Lee-Davis. Marc Breidenbaugh placed sixth overall with John Ziegler finishing 12th and Drew Anderson finishing 18th. For Rachel and Daisy, they were joined by Dragons Jessica Lull and Julia Kuno. Rounding out the girls intermediate team were Molly Breidenbaugh, Malina Richardson, Brittany Anderson, and Amy Dunham. The girl’s team took second in their division.
Maggie Walker Athletics - Quick Notes - Week of Nov 11, 2011
Cross Country: Maggie Walker’s Varsity Girl’s Cross Country Team Finishes Fifth in the State.
Led by Rachel Galton who finished fourth overall and Daisy Banta who finished 16th, Maggie Walker girls completed a grueling season finishing fifth in the state. Congratulations to all the varsity cross country runners.
Athletic Field House: For those of you who have not been downtown in a while, the new athletic pavillion is taking shape. The Foundation expects the dedication to be held prior to the kickoff of the spring sports season.
Fall Athletics Season Wraps Up
Maggie Walker Posts one of the Most Successful Fall Campaigns in School History
November 10, 2011 As our student-athletes move into the 2nd quarter of the school year and the winter sport season, I want to thank all of you for your support of our students, coaches, trainers, volunteers, parents, friends, and administration during the fall sports season. A special “shout out” goes to the Green Machine who delivered rousing support for our athletes at all the event
Cross Country Team Competes in Regional Championship
Team Members Honored for Regional Performances
November 10, 2011 The Central Region X-country championships were held on Sat Sept 5 at Pole Green Park. Here are the results:
Maggie Walker Varsity Girls team came in 3rd out of 15 teams in the region, qualifying the girls to continue on to State competition at Great Meadow on Saturday Nov 12. It is notable that this girls team really stepped up their performance at Regionals and placed in front of the Mills Godwin team which had won Districts the previous week. The girls team had 2 runners who were honored in the top 15 spots in the Central Region:
Rachel Galton placed 4th
Daisy Banta placed 5th
Maggie Walker Varsity Boys came in 5th in the Region, so unfortunately the boys will not be continuing on to State competition. We had 1 runner honored in the top 15:
Drew Anderson placed 9th
Sub-Varsity boys took 3rd place in the Region. We had 1 runner honored in the top 15 spots:
Austin Koch placed 14th.
Maggie Walker Freshman girls and boys both came in First place.
Girls Volleyball Season Comes to an End
Program Has a Season to Remember, Recording Single Best Season Ever
November 10, 2011 The Maggie Walker girls volleyball team's season has come to an end. It was the single best season in the history of the program and many of the players were recognized for their achievements. Seniors Jessica Nelms, Helen Dawson, and Alex Georgiadis each garnered 1st team All District accolades, the most the school has ever had on 1st team in a single season and the most on 1st team of any school in the district this year. Additionally senior Lexie Mason, junior Sarah Boegner, and freshman Carley Leckie all received Honorable Mention All District.
With regional playoffs coming up, Jessica Nelms was also named 2nd team all region for the second consecutive year. Coach Tony Dee was also named District and Regional Coach of the Year. Summing up the season, Coach Dee explains, "Whenever you get a group of strong minded individuals with a great work ethic, good things are bound to happen. I am very proud of each of the 13 players that made up the team this year.
Breaking News: Repeat!! Repeat!!
Field Hockey Team Repeats as Regional Champions
Field Hockey Repeats as Regional champs, Moves onto State Tournament. The MLWGS Field Hockey team repeated as Regional Tournament Champions on Thursday at Sportsquest. Summary of Regional tournament. The road to the champtionship included wins on:
Monday: MW 2 Midlo 1 OT in a cold rain. Katy May gets the winner on a penalty stroke in double OT sudden death
Wed: MW 5 Thomas Dale 2. Junior Megan Morris and Senior Co captain Lane Scher dominate. Dale took a 2-1 lead in the second half before the Dragons busted it wide open. 5 different Dragons score!
Thurs: Regional Championship! MW 3 Hanover 1. Cocaptains Katy May and Siobhan Rigby do the scoring, but as usual it was a total team effort. Everyone got to play tonight. Sweet!
All Central Regional 1st team:
Central Region player of the year: Rigby!
All Region Second team:
MWGS hosts VHSL State Tournament quarterfinals at Sportsquest next Tuesday election day. Time and opponent TBD
Maggie Walker Athletics - Quick Notes - Week of Oct 31, 2011
Cross Country: Colonial District Cross Country Championships were held on Oct 31 at Pole Green Park.
The Maggie Walker Varsity Girls team came in 2nd , just 8 points behind Mills Godwin. The team had 4 runners who were honored in the top 15 spots in the district:
Rachel Galton placed 1st
Daisy Banta placed 3rd
Caroline Rose placed 7th
Lindsay Ardiff placed 12th
Sub -Varsity girls came in 2nd as well, behind Mills Godwin with Lindsay Lickers and Kayleigh Meighan in the top 15.
Maggie Walker Varsity Boys came in 4th in the district behind Mills Godwin, Deep Run and Freeman. The team had 1 runner honored in the top 15:
Drew Anderson placed 9th
Sub-Varsity boys took 1st place! The team had 7 runners who were honored in the top 15 spots:
Andrew Tynes placed 6th
Joseph Boyle placed 7th
Kenny Xu placed 8th
Joey Viray placed 9th
Zach Smith placed 10th
Nathaniel Tombes placed 11th
Sean Youngstone placed 15th
Congratulations to the teams, and good luck to those moving on in the regional championships.
Breaking News: Friday October 28th
Field Hockey Team Repeats as Colonial District Tournament Champions
Maggie Walker Field Hockey Wins District Tournament!! The Field Hockey team repeated as Colonial District Tournament Champions last Thursday at Sportsquest, defeating Douglas Freeman 2-0. The team also won the regular season title, a double not achieved by any team for years. The Regional Tournament begins Monday 10/31 at 5: 30 at Sportsquest. If the team advances, the next game will be Wed. at 6:30 pm at Sportsquest.
Colonial District First Team: Megan Morris and captains Lane Scher, Katy May and Siobhan Rigby. Rigby was also named Colonial District Player of the Year. Charlotte Carr, Camilla Davis and Julia Whitehead earned second team honors. Paige Hawkins was named Colonial District Coach of the Year. Congratulations Dragons!
Congratulations Coach Hawkins and the Lady Dragons. Good luck in the Regional Tournament.
Girls Volleyball Teams End Regular Season on a High Note!
JV Team Finishes Undefeated with a 14-0 Record
October 29, 2011 Congratulations to Coach Mark Bearden and his JV Girls Volleyball Team! They finished the season undefeated in all regular season matches (14-0), never losing a single game. They competed in the Atlee post-season tournament and finished with an overall record of 17-2.
The team finished 5th overall in the Atlee Capital City JV Tournament against the top JV teams in the region (inc. Powhatan, Cosby, James River, Atlee, Hanover, Collegiate, Glen Allen, Highland Springs, Hermitage, Henrico) Both.......
Breaking News: Monday October 24th
Maggie Walker Field Hockey Wins Districts!! Maggie Walker defeated Douglas Freeman 2-1 on Monday afternoon winning the regular District title with a record of 15-1. The Green Dragons begin tournament play Wednesday evening at 6 pm. The District and Regional competitions will be held at Sportsquest.
Maggie Walker Athletics - Quick Notes - Week of Oct 16, 2011
Volleyball: Earlier in the week the girls volleyball team beat Godwin in 4 sets. There are now 3 teams tied for 2nd in the district (Godwin, Freeman, and us) with Deep Run still in first by only one game. Maggie Walker's record is 10-3 in the district.
Field Hockey: The field hockey team lost to Freeman Thursday evening and now will play Monday at 5 pm (Sportsquest) to determine district champion before tournament play begins mid-week.
Former VCU Ram, Finds Success at Maggie Walker
Green Dragons Continue to Impress
October 19, 2011 With all of the buzz surrounding Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics, many students, faculty and local residents within the city of Richmond forget about "little" Maggie Walker Governor's school just around the corner from the Siegel Center.
Located on the edge of VCU's campus, the Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies is better known for it's excellence in the classroom, being named one of the "Public Elites" by Newsweek magazine and one of the top 24 performing public schools in the nation by the Washington Post.
(continue reading at VCU Athletics.com)
Maggie Walker Field Hockey on a Roll
Green Dragons Continue to Impress
October 11, 2011 It was the week of two undefeated records becoming blemished, courtesy of, in both cases, an undefeated team.
Maggie Walker Volleyball Team Posts First Win Over Freeman
Colonial District Competition Heat Up
September 29, 2011 Maggie Walker's four-set win over Colonial District foe Douglas Freeman on Monday marked thefirst time in school history the Green Dragons had bested the Rebels. Notable performances were made by:
Maddy Wyatt 7 digs, 3 aces, 2 kills
Helen Dawson 6 kills
Carley Leckie 4 assists, 7 aces, 5 digs
Golf Team Finishes 4th in Colonial District Tournament
Maggie Walker Golfers Tim Early and Ryan Murphy Take Home Honors
September 25, 2011 The Maggie Walker Golf team had a successful showing at this year's Colonial District Tournament. The team placed fourth (out of eight) in the Colonial District Golf Tournament earlier this week with Tim Early qualifying for regional competition. Tim also earned All District and All Academic honors while Ryan Murphy garnered All Academic honors.
Fall Sports Season off to a Strong Start
Participation Rate Over 30% For the Fall Season
September 22, 2011 Maggie Walker is off to a strong athletic season for the 2011-2012 school year. Of the 713 students at Maggie Walker, more than 30 percent are actively participating in a fall sport with our newest freshman having the largest number. On behalf of the Athletic Boosters, our thanks to their parents and family for supporting them and becoming a part of the Maggie Walker student-athlete family.
Welcome Back Maggie Walker Families and Friends
Busy Athletics Season Already in High Gear
September 2, 2011 Welcome to the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year and the Fall athletic season. While many are just “starting” the school year, the fall athletes have been hard at work since August 1st. Games and competition have been underway for several weeks with everyone ....
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