School: South County Secondary School
School Colors: Navy blue, forest green and silver.
Athletic Director: Mike Pflugrath, 703-446-1675
Football Coach: Pete Bendorf.
The Stallions started the 2009 season 6-2, lost their final two regular season games by a combined score of 52-10, and then bounced back to defeat Westfield in the opening round of the playoffs. South County’s season ended a week later with a loss to Woodson in the second round.
Boys Basketball Coach: Wendell Johnson.
Girls Basketball Coach: Chrissy Kelly.
Baseball Coach: Mark Luther.
Softball Coach: Gary Dillow.
Rival Schools: Hayfield, West Springfield.
What happened last year: The volleyball team won the Patriot District and Northern Region championships before losing to Loudoun Valley in the state championship match. The field hockey team won district and region titles before falling to Cox in the state semifinals. The girls’ basketball team finished runner up in the district and advanced to the region semifinals. The softball team captured the district crown and started the season 25-0 but lost to McLean in the region semifinals.
Historic Achievements: The softball team won its fourth consecutive district championship while amassing an 82-7 record. The Stallions reached the state championship game in 2009, where they fell short after winning their first 23 games. South County won its first 25 games of 2010 before losing in the region semifinals.
Famous Graduates: Pitcher Chelsey Dunham (2010 graduate) wrapped up her high school career with 1,007 strikeouts and earned Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year honors her senior season. The Stallions won the district championship during each of Dunham’s four years with the varsity. Dunham will play at Yale this season.
Quotable: "I think it’s kind of awesome, personally. To be honest, I didn’t really know I had that many [strikeouts] until we had five games left in our season. I asked one of our coaches how many I had. … I really wanted to break 1,000. It was really neat to break."
— Former South County softball pitcher Chelsey Dunham