Tandem’s boys varsity cross country team won the VISAA state championship meet (DIV III), with five of our ten runners placing in the top 20 to earn all-state honors. Senior Charlie K took second place in the state with Hayes B at #4, Jack B at #10, Jack N at #11 and Miles G at #13. The boys team was completed by Orro B, Peter W, Sin F, Jack J, and Will M. The boys scored 35 points to handily beat second place Veritas with 91 points. The girls team ran a great race, with Lucy L finishing first for our team, which also included Hazel L, Claire G, Nina I and Avery M. Coaches Jason Farr and Ned Fischer were delighted with the team’s performance on a hilly course on a very warm day, and proud of their determination and hard work over the season. Go Badgers!
Congratulations to Tandem's fall GPAC All-Conference athletes! First Team honors went to: Chloe B (Volleyball), Jack B (Cross Country), Hayes B (Cross Country), Miles G (Cross Country), Lucy L (Cross Country), Jack N (Cross Country), and Sofia S (Volleyball). Second Team honors went to: Matthew M (Soccer).
Maggie W (Volleyball). Honorable Mention went to Oscar D (Soccer). In Cross Country, senior Charlie K was named GPAC Individual Champion and Jason Farr was named GPAC Coach of the Year. Congratulations, Badger honorees!
After their 6-3 win against Quantico on October 10, our Varsity Boys Soccer team took time to recognize their senior players. Senior players honored were: Sam B, De'Angelo G, Mason H, and Solomon H. The coach spoke about each player and each was presented with a photo of themselves playing, flowers and a book about soccer. There were lots of photos taken to commemorate the occasion - click here to check some out.
Congratulations to our spring varsity athletes who have been selected as recipients of GPAC All-Conference Honors. In Varsity Girls Soccer: Mia P and Emma P received First Team honors; Tessa D received Second Team honors; Anna W received Honorable Mention. In Varsity Boys Lacrosse: Jacob C, Matt M, and Alden S received Second Team honors. Way to go, Badgers!
In a roundup of this year's sports, Athletic Director Sarana Hyatt shared some interesting conference stats. Did you know? 21 of our varsity athletes received All-GPAC honors this year. Three of our players made All-State teams. One player was named GPAC Player of the Year and received an All Central Virginia Team Honorable Mention. One player was a top point scorer for the Charlottesville area. Three seniors received VISAA Merritt Awards for playing in all three seasons this year. Two of our teams were both regular season and post season GPAC conference champions and both went undefeated in regular season conference play. Eleven track and field athletes qualified for State competition in eight events.
And some fun facts about our coaching staff this year...Three of our coaches were Tandem alums. Fourteen are current Tandem faculty/staff. Eleven were or are college athletes. Seven were former collegiate coaches. One is part of the East Region Olympic Development Program for Soccer. For the fall season, our coaches won Conference Coach of the Year in three of the four fall sports played in GPAC.
It was College Signing Day at Tandem on May 16. Three of our seniors will be playing varsity sports in college - Mia P will play soccer at Haverford College, Michael O will run for St. Mary's College of Maryland, and Max F will run for Vassar College. We couldn't be prouder of these Badgers! Tandem teams that won conference season or tournament championships were presented with banners that will hang in the gym. All of our senior athletes were honored that day as well - over 90% of them played a sport and three of them - Jacob C, Devin M and Zephan D - were honored by VISAA for playing a sport in all three seasons this year. Athletic Director Sarana Hyatt presented each senior athlete with a framed box containing a Tandem towel, a small piece of the gym floor that was removed this year in order to install the new one, and photos of them with their fellow seniors on each team's Senior Night. Finally, this year's Sportspersons of the Year were announced - seniors Jacob C and Mia P, both committed, multi-sport athletes throughout their many years at Tandem. Well done, Badgers! It was a great day celebrating Tandem Athletics!