Last August, Del Harris served as a volunteer coach at a USA Basketball youth development regional camp in Charlotte and left the Queen City totally energized as he always is when hoops is the subject.
Affixed to the brickwork beneath the scoreboard at the west end of the Grover Jones Field are 33 attractively crafted four-by-nine inch brushed aluminum plaques bearing the names of Collegiate athletes cited by the Richmond Times-Dispatch as player of the year in their respective sports.
Congratulations to everyone on their hard work, dedication and success this spring season! The following athletes were recognized on Tuesday, May 22, during the spring Varsity Athletics Awards Ceremony.
Two Collegiate athletic teams came out on top in their respective state championships this spring.
Boys' tennis beat Potomac School, 5-2, on Sunday, May 20, to be crowned the champions. Click here to read more. Richmond Tennis Association also wrote an article about the boys' tennis team win, click here to read it.
Girls' soccer beat St.Catherine's School, 1-0, on Sunday, May 20. With this win, the girls' soccer team won its first state title since 2010. Click here to read more.
We are so proud of all of the hard work, dedication and perseverance from our Cougars!
By the end of the school year every year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch has a pool of 20 scholar-athlete finalists, 10 male and 10 female. This year's finalists were selected from a vast pool of 92 seniors who were nominated by their school or were Scholar-Athlete of the Month winners. They are in the running for a scholarship, $70,000 total being awarded. Scott Phillips, a Collegiate senior, is in the running to receive scholarship money for his hard work in the classroom and on the tennis court. We wish him the best of luck! For more and to see other scholar-athletes from schools in the area, please click here.
Don Pate, founder of the Collegiate School wrestling program, was inducted into the Virginia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 21, 2018. Mr. Pate not only started the Collegiate wrestling program in 1982-83, but as coach, he led the team to back-to-back state championships in 1988 and 1989. He also served as an assistant coach under one of his former wrestlers, Wortie Ferrell ‘88, as the team won a third state championship in 1999. In his eight-year tenure at Collegiate, Mr. Pate was named Coach of the Year three times. Several former wrestlers from Collegiate were on hand for the induction. Congratulations, Coach Pate!
Helena Huff, freshman, and Collegiate tennis teammate Sophie Mitchell, junior, received awards from the Richmond Tennis Association recognizing their commitment and dedication to the sport. In total, there were six athletes in the area who were given awards.
Huff was one of two athletes in the Richmond Metro area to receive the Most Improved Player Honors.
Mitchell received The Sue Cain award for girls, a sportsmanship award.
We are very proud of these Cougar athletes in their hard work on and off the tennis court! Click here to be taken to the full article.
Lexus of Richmond has just announced its week 28 Leadership Award nomination to Ellie Angle. Ellie is now in the running to win a $10,000 scholarship. The nominees represent top notch athletes and scholars in the Richmond area. Congratulations, Ellie! Click here to see the full article and an interview
Early this week, I emailed Karen Doxey to ask if she had a few minutes to talk. Didn’t mention a subject. Could have been anything, as far as she knew. She’s Collegiate’s director of athletics, after all. People call and drop by regularly so it’s not unusual when one of her coaches requests a bit of her time.
For the past month, Collegiate School has hosted Waleed Abo-Elnour, a physical education teacher from Cairo, Egypt, allowing him to learn about all aspects of athletic, physical education and coaching programs at the School.
Lexus of Richmond has just announced its week 26 Leadership Award nomination to Collegiate School senior Emily Mendelson. Emily is now in the running to win a $10,000 scholarship. The nominees represent top-notch athletes and scholars in the Richmond area. Congratulations, Emily! Click here to see the full article and an interview.
A group of high school students from New York visited the Richmond area last weekend as guests of Collegiate School lacrosse players and their families. It was the third time Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (HLL) has come to the area to participate in clinics and play pickup games with athletes on lacrosse teams at Collegiate and Highland Springs High School.
The odds of an amateur golfer sinking a ball into a 4 ½-inch cup from the tee stand at 12,500 to 1. The likelihood of making multiple holes-in-one is even more remote. But not impossible. Just ask Vaden Reid, a senior on the Collegiate School varsity golf team, who last week accomplished the feat — his third hole-in-one in two years.
Collegiate School Athletic Director Karen Doxey has been elected to the 2018 Class of the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Hall of Fame. She, along with four other individuals, will be honored at the Hall of Fame Banquet on April 30.
Please join me, folks, in congratulating the latest class of Unsung Seniors, six Collegiate athletes who made notable, if understated, contributions to the success of their teams during the winter athletic season of 2017-2018.
Jamie Whitten Montgomery '03 was named University of Richmond's head field hockey coach. She will begin her position upon completion of the season at Wake Forest University, where she currently serves as an assistant coach.
Collegiate School senior Tierra Morris is one of 16 girls nationwide vying for a chance to earn a trip to the NCAA Final Four and compete in the National High School Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships Fan Vote Competition.
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) released yesterday the names of student-athletes from 344 high schools to the 2017 Keith Waldman - Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA High School National Academic Squad. The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.50 through the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. Students who achieved a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.9 or higher are recognized as Scholars of Distinction.
Collegiate is proud to announce 15 field hockey players recognized for their hard work in the classroom. They are Ellie Angle*, Riley Bowling, Carson Coulbourn*, Annie Edwards, Kate Ferrell, Katie Fleming, Eliza Goggins*, Grace Hanson, Rachel Lifson, Wescott Lowe*, Paige Murphy, Carter Norfleet, Anika Prakash*, A.C. Quindoza, and Emily Smith*.
Way to go, Cougars!
*Student-athletes who have earned Scholar of Distinction honors.
Seniors Tierra Morris and Jack Wyatt recently etched their names in Collegiate School history by scoring their 1,000th career basketball point.
Tierra has been a member of the varsity girls' team since the 2014-15 season and joins history with Dominique Meeks '09, Annie Hawthorne '14 and Anna Wilson (who completed her senior year in Washington state).
Jack has been a member of the varsity boys' team since the 2015-16 season and has added his name alongside Rick Wiltshire '64, Sanford Boisseau '68, Gus Collier '70 and Jake McGee '10.
Tierra and Jack will both continue their basketball careers as freshman at Gettysburg College and Hampden-Sydney College, respectively. We look forward to seeing what your future in basketball holds for you!
Eight Collegiate School student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) and Commitment Documents to commit to playing athletics in college next year. The students, along with their families, coaches, Collegiate faculty and friends, gathered to sign their letters in baseball caps of their respective future schools.
Caroline Baber will swim at Washington and Lee, Maisy Fling will play soccer at William and Mary, Caroline Hall will play lacrosse at Washington and Lee, Tierra Morris will play basketball at Gettysburg College, Claire Powell will play softball at Denison, Andrew Scott will dive at Virginia Tech, Somers Wilton will play football at Washington and Lee, and Jack Wyatt will play basketball at Hampden-Sydney College.
In the swim and dive world of the Virginia Prep League and the League of Independent Schools, this weekend was a big deal. Swimmers from numerous schools descended upon the pool at St. Catherine's School to claim their stake in the championship meet.
Last Friday night, Collegiate's boys' varsity basketball coach Del Harris wanted to honor a special basketball team as part of the School's athletic history. Members of the 1994-95 boys' varsity basketball team attended the game and were honored for their historic and fantastic season more than 20 years ago. The team, Prep League Champions that year, brought hard work, honor and distinction to the School.
Congratulations to the 2017 girls' lacrosse team that was just named the Sportsmanship Award winner in the private schools sector. This is awarded by United States Lacrosse - Richmond Chapter. The award is voted on by the officials for great sportsmanship by players, coaches and fans. Thank you to our program leader Annie Richards and her coaching staff, our players and all of the fans for helping to achieve this award.
Twenty-two members of Collegiate School’s junior varsity swim team competed at the 2018 Middle School Championships over the weekend. The meet, which featured 33 teams, was held at Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland.
Please use the following links provided for viewing varsity meets, matches, and games at Collegiate.
Livestreaming for tonight's swim meet against Maggie Walker Governer's School and Norfolk Academy. The meet begins at 6 p.m. at the Collegiate School Aquatic Center. Click here to view the livestream!
Livestreaming for wrestling's tri-match against Hargrave Military Academy and Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School. The match is on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 4:30 p.m. in Jacobs Gym. Click here to view the livestream!
Live streaming for girls' basketball against Trinity Episcopal School on Friday Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Seal Athletic Center. Click here to view the livestream!
Livestreaming for boys' basketball against Trinity Episcopal School on Friday Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Seal Athletic Center. Click here to view the livestream!
Paige Murphy '19 wrapped up a successful field hockey season having been named by Richmond Times-Dispatch to the 2017 first team All-Metro field hockey team. She also was named All-LIS as well as VISAA All-State during a fantastic season. Congratulations, Paige! Click here to read the full article by Richmond Times-Dispatch reporters.
Ayinde Budd '19, has just completed another successful football season at Collegiate School. He has received various awards during his time on the football team at Collegiate, including two All-Prep awards, an All-Metro honorable mention and second team All-State and first team All-State awards. Ayinde has received second team All-Metro on the offensive team for the most recent football season. He has also received an All-Prep award in track. Way to go, Ayinde! Click here to view the article on the Richmond Times-Dispatch site.