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Fall Sports Recap

December 14, 2022
By Patrick Philbin, Sports Reporter; Jude Lagarde, Editor

Chelsea Academy’s coaches, parents, and players gathered on Tuesday, November 15, for the annual Fall Sports Award ceremony. The progress made by the teams during the season and the accomplishments of outstanding players were highlighted. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes this fall for a successful and incredible season across the board!

Varsity Girls Volleyball

Coached by: Becky Barvick

Highlights: The team, once again, had a highly successful season, making it to the VISAA Division III Semi-Final for the second year in a row. Chelsea became conference champions after sweeping Virginia Academy in three sets. For many, the highlight of the season was beating Paul VI Catholic High School in five sets. Greta Barvick was chosen for 1st team all-state and Cici Wingate was chosen for 2nd team all-state.

MVP: Greta Barvick
Most Improved: Olivia Zepeda
Joan of Arc: Cici Wingate

JV Volleyball

Coached by: Chris VanderWoude

Highlights: The JV girls had a breakout season this year, fishing with a winning record, and reaching the semi-finals in both of their conferences, the SCC and NVIAC conferences. One notable moment was taking St. Johns to 5 sets despite one of their all-around players, Simone Lash, being injured.

MVP: Marya Klassen
Most Improved: Annabelle Kotulski
Joan of Arc: Simone Lash

MS Volleyball

Coached by: Mary Wingate

Highlights: The Middle School volleyball team won their conference, thanks to a thrilling victory in the championship round of the SCC tournaments. Against the highly talented Virginia Academy, Chelsea came tantalizingly close to winning, falling a mere two points short. The win against St. Johns was one of the most defining moments of the season for the girls.

MVP: Charlotte and Veronica Barvick
Most Improved: Beatrice Lyons
Joan of Arc: Pilar Smith

Varsity Boys Soccer

Coached by: Declan Lundt, assisted by Tyler Goerl

Highlights: The Varsity Soccer team showed development and success, finishing with a 10-4-3 record. Vito Scotto di Clemente led the team in scoring with a total of 20 goals. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the season was beating the eventual NVIAC Champions, Immanuel Christian, 5-0 on Chelsea's senior night.  

MVP: Vito Scotto di Clemente
Most Improved: Andre Lagarde
Lionheart: Chris Benyo

MS Boys Soccer

Coached by: Jacob Guittierrez

Highlights: The Middle School boys showed significant team and individual improvement during the season. They also learned how to adapt during games, exemplified by a 5-1 win against a conference rival, despite being tied 1-1 at halftime. They were the only team in their conference to score two goals against the eventual conference champions.

MVP: Paul Beasley
Most Improved: Noah Snyder
Lionheart: James Beasley

Varsity Cross Country

Coached by: Samantha Libasci, assisted by Chris Doyle

Highlights: The team had by far their most successful season in recent times. Two runners, Bryson Barnett and Helena Akers received all-state recognition. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams placed 2nd in the NVIAC conference and placed 6th and 4th at the VISAA State Meet respectively. Bryson Barnett also finished in 2nd place at the VISAA State Meet.

MVP: Bryson Barnett 
Most Improved: Caleb Ruger
Lionheart: Jude Lagarde

MVP: Eileen Peppiatt 
Most Improved: Helena Akers
Joan of Arc: Gretchen Klubertanz

MS Cross Country

Coached by: Nora O’ Keefe

Highlights: The team saw massive improvement, as, by the end of the season, many of the racers would be passing runners that they struggled to beat at the beginning of the season. The team, as a whole, cut an average of four minutes off their 2-mile personal records throughout the season. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished 2nd place in the VMSC conference.  

Most Improved: Adam Reeves
Lionheart: Tommy Van Schaick

MVP: Bernadette Hechinger
Most Improved: Elizabeth Lynch
Joan of Arc: Isobel McFadden


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