CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 Sports) -- The Charlottesville High School boys soccer team got their championship rings tonight. After winning the Class 4 State Championship in June, the Black Knights came together to celebrate their accomplishments.
Last month's championship win was monumental for the school. It had been 15 years since CHS last was crowned as state champions. The Black Knights won 15 straight games with only one loss in the 2019 spring season.
In the championship game, CHS faced Chancellor, and Charlottesville pulled off the golden-goal overtime win, finishing 2-1.
Tonight, the CHS team celebrated at the Fry's Spring Beach Club, where they were sized for their new rings. Benhui Ryang, who scored the winning goal in the championship game, believes this ring is symbolic of hard work and dedication.
"It's not only just a ring for our soccer team -- it's a ring for all of CHS, you know, to win a state championship for the first time in 15 years," said Ryang. "It feels great, and hopefully that'll break the barrier and we'll win more in the upcoming years."
Two years ago, CHS played in the state championship but lost to Kettle Run. For the seniors who played in both championship games, this celebration was especially special.
"It just means a lot to the twelve seniors that are on this team," said former captain and graduated senior Ayat Mohamed. "We worked so hard and it just feels amazing."