Centre View-South Sports Briefs (July 22-29)

Centre View-South Sports Briefs (July 22-29)


With a 256-146 win over Camelot, Sully Station II captured the NVSL’s Division 10 title. Pictured are (from left) Carli Molano, Megan Kelly, Tara Banks, Chanele Molano, Katie O’Brien and Sara Stanley.


By outscoring its opponents 18-1, the SYA Storm, a U-10 girls’ soccer team, captured the Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament in Ocean City, Md. for the second straight year.


Southwestern Youth Association volleyball commissioner Dave Lacey presents the annual Courtney Richard Scholarship to Westfield graduate Melissa Szymanski, who has been involved with SYA volleyball as a player, a referee and as a coach. As the recipient of this year’s scholarship, she was awarded a check for $3,000 and her name was added to the scholarship’s plaque, which will be displayed at Westfield High School during the upcoming school year. Szymanski will attend James Madison University this fall, majoring in health science.


The Greater Fairfax 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars captured the Division 6 title last week with a 10-8 win over Falls Church at Annandale High School. Pictured are (front row, from left) Bradley Hilker and Billy Krause; (middle row) Chris Bonner, Ryan Vosburgh, Justin Carpenter, Nick Thayer, Jordan Davis and Josh Cowman; (back row) Sean Douglass, Bryan Drager, assistant coach Mike Vosburgh, Brandon Waite, Brandon Lindsay, Patrick Deegan, Danny Bonner, assistant coach Mike Douglass and manager Bruce Thayer. Not pictured: Sam Stout.

<b>Division Champs</b>

The Sully Station II Piranhas swam away with the Northern Virginia Swim League’s Division 10 championship after a 256-146 win over Camelot on Saturday, July 18. The Piranhas had 39 personal-best times, the 13-14-year-old boys’ medley relay team of Nick Campbell, Andrew Kwon, Ian Harkes and Ben Wu set a team record and Carli Molano broke a 12-year-old record in the 15-18 girls’ freestyle with a time of 28.97 seconds. Double-event winners included Molano, Campbell, Flynn Crisci, Andrew Kwon, Bryant Nash, Kyle Nash, Tyler Munger and Madison Wilson.

<b>Beach Blast</b>

Playing barefoot on sand, the Southwestern Youth Association Storm, a U-10 girls’ soccer team, remained unaffected. The Storm, dubbed Category 5, captured the 2009 Beach 5 Sand Soccer Tournament, held July 27 in Ocean City, Md. Sponsored by Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway Realtor Group, the Storm went 4-0-0 throughout the tournament and outscored its opponents, 18-1. In the first two rounds, the Storm notched wins over the ASA Royalty and the BMYSA Stingrays by a total score of 10-0. In the championship game following a semifinal win over the CSA Speed, the Storm earned a 5-1 win over the HMMS United Team to win the tournament for the second straight year.

<b>Win Honors Seniors</b>

The Sully Station swim team hosted Orange Hunt on Saturday, July 18. The swimmers’ efforts paid off as Sully Station walked away with a solid win, 224-178. Team members, family and supporters took a moment to acknowledge this year’s departing seniors, including Josh Hahn, Amy Gregory, Ryan Smith and Melissa Witt, who have all been integral parts of the team for many years. The entire Sully Station community wishes them the best in their future endeavors in college and throughout their lives. Sully Station will travel to Mount Vernon’s Mansion House pool this Saturday, July 25 for the NVSL Division 4 meet.

<b>SYA Registration</b>

Registration is now open for fall Southwestern Youth Association sports. Sign up now as some sports will be charging late fees or having to put players on a waiting list soon. Registration is available for the following sports: Babe Ruth baseball, softball, baseball and T-ball, as well as soccer, football, field hockey, track and field, cheerleading and lacrosse. Visit the SYA Web site at www.syasports.org for more information or to register.