Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

Mount Vernon Sports Briefs

<b>West Potomac’s Bigler Signs with Virginia Tech</b>

The West Potomac cross country and track and field programs announced the signing of a national letter of intent by Julianne Bigler to attend Virginia Tech in the fall. Bigler is a three-time All-State athlete in track, and a three-time All-Region performer in cross country. Bigler has been a captain in both programs for over two years. She was a large part of the team’s success in the 2007 indoor district championship and when the girls team qualified for the state cross country championships this past fall. At the conclusion of the 2009 fall season she was voted Outstanding Scholar/Athlete for the entire school athletic program.

Besides being a standout on the track, she has been a coach and mentor for the track teams at Waynewood Elementary and Hollin Meadows Elementary. She also has been in charge of the finish line for two years at the "Running Is Elementary" Track Meet held annually at West Potomac. This task is to control the speed and accuracy of the entire meet, which is attended by more than 600 elementary children each year.

<b>Mark Vincent Basketball Camp</b>

The Mark Vincent basketball camp will be held at Walt Whitman Middle School. First session will be held from July 12-16. Second session will be held from July 19-23. Tuition is $200 per camper. Camp hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day except on the last day; it will end at noon. Boys and girls ages 7-15 are welcomed to attend.

For information regarding summer basketball camp, contact us via e-mail at

<b>West Potomac Softball Falls to Woodson</b>

The West Potomac softball team lost to Woodson 5-2 on May 7, dropping its record to 13-5 and its Patriot District mark to 9-3. Woodson was the first district team other than South County to beat the Wolverines.

West Potomac defeated Lake Braddock 3-1 on May 4. Morgan Maniglia and Sammy Clifford pitched for the Wolverines, who host West Springfield on May 14. The Patriot District Tournament begins May 19.

<b>West Potomac JV Girls Lax Finishes Undefeated</b>

The West Potomac junior varsity girls lacrosse team finished the season 11-0-1, including an 8-5 victory over Woodson and a 9-7 win over South County. The Wolverines’ tie came in the final game of the season against T.C. Williams. Team captains were sophomore Liz Quin and junior Kat Royka.

<b>Aces Looking for Host Families</b>

The Alexandria Aces Collegiate Summer Baseball Club of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League is looking for host families for the upcoming 2010 season. All players need is a place to sleep and access to a washer and dryer, the Aces take care of everything else. To volunteer as a host family, contact Aces Host Family Coordinator, Hilary Garner, at 202-216-8304, or e-mail Hilary at

<b>Awards Banquet</b>

The Alexandria Sportsman’s Club will hold its 55th annual awards banquet May 18 at the Westin Hotel at 400 Courthouse Square. The silent auction and cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The awards program will begin at 8 p.m. Sal Sunseri, assistant head coach of the national champion University of Alabama football team, will be the guest speaker.

Tickets are $60 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information call Richard Downs at 703-647-1205 or 703-677-1266 or e-mail him at