Few athletes can boast about being on the varsity squad all four years of high school. Even fewer can say they've been a captain for all 4 years. But for Faith Shields, she's always been a leader on and off the court.
As Western Albemarle track prepares for the state meet this weekend, senior Jade Mawn is hoping to close his running career with the Warriors at the top in both cross country and track.
Student Athlete of the Week: Izzy Bradley
It was not exactly love at first sight for Izzy Bradley and swimming when she first jumped in the pool.
Student Athlete of the Week: Jared Shifflett
Jared Shifflett got onto the scene with William Monroe baseball as an 8th grader, eager to impress and improve. A setback and a road to recovery did not slow him down from finding success on the field.
Student Athlete of the Week: Gabi Andres
Every season of Western Albemarle girls soccer has ended the same way for senior Gabi Andres: lifting the state championship trophy.
Student Athlete of the Week: Tilly Matheson
Between her immediately family and those she shares the field with, St. Anne's-Belfield senior Tilly Matheson is the ultimate teammate.
Student Athlete of the Week: Jake King
As his dad would say, nobody has seen more Albemarle lacrosse than senior Jake King.
Student Athlete of the Week: Alison Swartout
For the last five years Alison Swartout has been a constant from the moment Monticello girls lacrosse coach Langley Sloan was hired, all starting with a couple late season practices.
Student Athlete of the Week: Kameron Ward
Whether it be on the gridiron or the pitch, Kam's presence is always felt.
Student Athlete of the Week: Ruby Adkins
Basketball runs in the family for St. Anne's-Belfield senior Ruby Adkins.
Student Athlete of the Week: Blaise Silverman
From Fluvanna County to the national stage, senior Blaise Silverman has made his name in the sport of karate.
Student Athlete of the Week: Sydney Alexander
Every goalkeeper seems to have a story getting thrown into the position, and it sticking. That was the case for Albemarle's Sydney Alexander.
Student Athlete of the Week: Isaac Sumpter
Between his brother, who played his same position in both basketball and baseball, and his sister, who went on to play soccer at UVA, Isaac Sumpter grew up in the thick of competition.
Student Athlete of the Week: Houston Emory
State title celebrations have become the norm for Houston Emory in his four years at Blue Ridge helping the Barons to win three-straight VISAA D-II championships, but when Emory first arrived he found a team looking for redemption.
Student Athlete of the Week: Noah Johnson
Four years and now four straight state titles for Western Albemarle swim: senior Noah Johnson has bought into that culture.
Student Athlete of the Week: Elke Beaumont
The world, or the pool, is Elke Beaumont's stage.
Student Athlete of the Week: Connor and Ethan Marcotte
Brotherly love looks a little different on the William Monroe wrestling team between twins Connor and Ethan Marcotte.
Student Athlete of the Week: Carson Tujague
Dreams of playing college football came early for Western Albemalre senior Carson Tujague.
Student Athlete of the Week: Jacob Ondek
With a last name like Ondek, there were a few sports that would be perfect for Fluvanna County senior Jacob Ondek to take up. He now excels in both swim and dive with the Flucos.
Student Athlete of the Week: JJ MacDonald
This is where Orange County's JJ MacDonald feels most at home leading his teammates onto the court, so last year was completely strange to him.
Student Athlete of the Week: Sam Johnson
When you walk into a high school swim meet in Central Virginia, you will notice a couple things: the energy coming from the Western Albemarle Warriors and the senior who is leading it.
Student Athlete of the Week: Eb McCarthy Jr.
The journey to signing day for Eb McCarthy Jr. was long, but the Albemarle star running back had a helping hand in his older brother Kevin, another former Patriot.
Student Athlete of the Week: Brooke Chavez
Brooke Chavez's story with the Warriors is one of comeback and triumph.
Student Athlete of the Week: Paul Poirier
The name Paul Poirier has become synonymous with Orange County football the past couple of years, but it goes back even before Poirier put on a Hornets jersey.
Student Athlete of the Week: Robel Lulseged
Fork Union Military Academy opens up many doors for its cadets and that holds true for senior runner Robel Lulseged, who has developed into a top student athlete and leader over the years.
Student Athlete of the Week: Abi Shim
When a university like UVA is in your backyard with one of the strongest field hockey programs in the country, it was easy for Abi Shim to dream of becoming a Cavalier one day.