<b>Boys Volleyball Champions Crowned</b>
By winning a three-game match against Herndon (17-25, 25-19, 15-13) last Saturday night, the Centreville boys volleyball team claimed the 2008 Northern Region Boys Volleyball Tournament title. The team finished this season with a record of 10-5-1.
Centreville was led by first team All-Region performances from senior Joe Samuelson outside hitter), senior Mike Scrafford (middle hitter) and junior David Yu (setter). Junior Thomas Greer (libero) and senior Doug Hessler (outside hitter) were named second team All-Region.
With a quarterfinal win over Chantilly (25-14, 21-25, 15-8), Centreville advanced to play Langley in the semifinals. After a two-game win (25-22, 25-19), Centreville moved on to play Herndon, which ousted Westfield after a first-round bye.
Others receiving first team All-Region accolades were Westfield freshman Luke Bishop (setter/outside hitter), Westfield sophomore Bradley Gross (outside hitter) and Chantilly junior Jordan Young (outside hitter).
Chantilly junior Adam Binford (outside hitter), Chantilly senior Michael Desrosiers (middle hitter/defensive specialist), Westfield junior Christopher Hoffman (middle hitter) and Westfield sophomore Tim Ostlund (outside hitter) all garnered second team All-Region honors.
<b>Centreville Cheerleading Gives Gutsy Performances</b>
At the Concorde District cheerleading semifinals on Oct. 16, Centreville placed second to a very strong Fairfax team. Chantilly claimed the fourth spot out of seven teams.
The Wildcats suffered a setback and a victory in the Concorde District finals at Chantilly on Oct. 21. They swapped positions from the semifinals with Chantilly, finishing fourth behind Fairfax, Chantilly and Herndon.
However, the fourth-place finish still qualified the team for the region semifinals as three team members were selected for All-District honors, led by senior Alissa Caruth, as well as sophomores Melissa Clubb and Mariah Rivera.
In the Northern Region semifinals on Oct. 25, the team was seeded seventh in the first session of the day. Minutes before the scheduled performance, a team flyer, Allie Nasta, injured her ankle.
After a spirited performance by the team and a gutsy performance by Nasta, the routine earned the Wildcats the second seed going into the following round of four and a Northern Region finals berth at Robinson on Nov. 1.