<b>CYA Girls Crowned Champs</b>
The Chantilly Youth Association 14-U girls’ basketball team went undefeated throughout the winter season 18-0 and won several local tournaments. The majority of the girls on this team have played CYA travel basketball since fifth grade, and all of the girls on the team have moved on to play AAU basketball with either the Vogues, Fairfax Stars or Mustangs for the spring 2009 season. The team would like to thank Curtis Simons at Hoop Magic of Chantilly for his support, as well as coaches Marlow Talley (general manager of Hoop Magic) and Ashlei Sutton (a sophomore at Westfield) for all of their hard work and dedication to this team.
The Northern Virginia Christian Academy (NVCA) varsity boys’ basketball team was the Northern Virginia Independent Athletic Conference (NVIAC) champion for the 2008-09 basketball season. In tournament play, NVCA took third place. NVCA also played in the National Christian School Athletic Association Division 2 and 3 championship tournament in Erie, Pa. on March 5-7. The team played schools from Johnstown (Ohio), Baltimore, DuBois (Pa.) and finished fourth. Team members include: (back row, left to right) assistant coach Darin Satterthwaite, Joe Foster, Gabe Powell, Sam Rattray, Quentin Hayes, assistant coach David McElfresh, (front row, left to right) Bobak Sharifi, Andrew Hill, Tyler Koons, Zim Smith, Terrence Watson and head coach Jerry Cuffee. Not pictured is athletic director Lori Henry.
<b>SYA Storm Surges</b>
The Southwestern Youth Association Storm, a 10-U girls’ soccer team sponsored by Keller Williams Fairfax Gateway Realtor Group, traveled to Charlotte, N.C. over Valentine’s Day and finished second in the Matthews Invitational Tournament. Throughout the preliminary round, the SYA Storm played quality team soccer, advancing into the championship round by going undefeated and outscoring its opponents, 19-0. Entering its fourth season at the WAGS level, the SYA Storm has posted a record of 25-0-2, with 179 goals for and only nine against when playing local competition.