2018

  • November

    Cougar Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent

    Five Collegiate School student-athletes signed their National Letters of Intent (NLI) 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 a visor and baseball caps of their respective future schools.
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  • Sports Wrapup, Fall 2018

    Continue reading for season finishes for the fall.
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  • Collegiate Girls’ Tennis Team Wins State Championship

    The Collegiate School varsity girls’ tennis team earned the 2018 VISAA DIvision I State Championship this past weekend with a 5-2 win over Norfolk Academy. The victory capped a perfect 17-0 regular-season record.
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  • VISAA Honors Charlie Blair With Soccer Award in His Name

    The Virginia Independent School Athletic Association last evening honored Collegiate School Head Varsity Boys’ Soccer Coach Charlie Blair with a newly created award in his name.
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  • Jake McGee, Collegiate Class of 2010

    Perspective Through Adversity

    Rehabilitating a serious injury is not for the faint of heart. It requires both physical and psychic energy. It tests one’s mettle, heart, and patience. Indeed, it tests one’s character.
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  • Nigel Williams Quarterback Highlights

    Nigel Williams '20 has been highlighted in a Richmond Times-Dispatch article for his success on the football field thus far this season. Click here to read the full article.
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  • October

    Lexus Leadership Award Nominee Mohini Johri

    Mohini Johri '19 is Lexus of Richmond's Week 3 winner of the Leadership Award. Mohini will now be in the running to win a $10,000 scholarship. The weekly winners represent top notch athletes and scholars in the Richmond area.

    Click here to be taken to her interview. Way to go, Mohini!
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  • Photos compliments of Robin Reifsnider

    Team First

    How do you act when you’re exceeding expectations and everybody’s patting you on the back?
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  • Coach Karen Doxey and University of Richmond field hockey coach Jamie Whitten Montgomery '03

    Paying It Forward

    You noticed, first, the spunk.
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  • Fall Concessions (Updated)

    Continue reading to see the full fall schedule for games at Collegiate with concessions available.
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  • Spider Tennis Invitational hosted by Collegiate School

    Collegiate School will be hosting University of Richmond's Spider Tennis Invitational starting this Friday, Oct. 5. The schedule is as follows for all of those interested in attending:
    Friday Oct. 5 - 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Collegiate Robins Campus (1:30-5 p.m. at U of R)
    Saturday Oct. 6 - 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Collegiate Robins Campus
    Sunday Oct. 7 - 9 a.m-5 p.m. at Collegiate Robins Campus
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  • Don Pate (right) and Wortie Ferrell '88

    Lessons From the Fall

    The young lad’s road to excellence began with a good, old-fashioned, behind-the-woodshed thumping.
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  • Commitment to Excellence

    The verdict is in.
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  • September

    Live Streaming of Cougar Athletics

    Continue reading for the full listing of fall 2018 live streaming events.
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  • Emily Disler '14

    A Dream Come True

    In the lexicon of rowing, “swing” is a phenomenon created when hearts, minds, and bodies function as one single, smooth, cohesive unit.
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  • August

    Free Heart Screening

    Collegiate is co-sponsoring a day of free heart screenings for youths and young adults in the Richmond area on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Richmond’s Weinstein Center. Register your child or young adult (ages 12 to 26) at www.heartscreenings.org.
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  • Trips to Take, Decisions to Make

    Thursday afternoon, Robbie Beran will fly to Atlanta courtesy of the Georgia Tech athletic department, attend a class Friday, tour the campus, and listen to all the reasons he should join the Yellow Jackets’ basketball program.
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  • Sterling Brown (left) of Growing Leaders reconnected with Collegiate head football coach Mark Palyo. Palyo served on the UR football staff when Brown played for the Spiders.

    Reaching Generation iY

    From 1989 through 1992, Sterling Brown started at wide receiver for the University of Richmond football team.
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  • Collegiate's Del Harris (second from right) and USA Basketball colleagues at the youth development camp in Charlotte in August 2017

    Teaching Basketball and Life

    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.
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  • July

    Sports Wrapup: Spring 2018

    Spring Varsity Athletic Results
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  • All-Metro Spring 2018 Picks

    Richmond-Times Dispatch announces Spring 2018 All-Metro picks. These selections also include two sports that as an independent school we play in the fall, Girls' Tennis and Boys' Soccer.
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  • "Quite a Feat"

    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.
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  • June

    The softball teams from Collegiate and Paul VI shared a bus ride to the site of the VISAA tournament on May 21

    Teaching Life Lessons

    The most significant moment of Collegiate’s 2018 varsity softball season occurred, perhaps, not on the diamond but alongside I-95 just north of Petersburg.
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  • Collegiate School to Host USA Basketball Camp Regional Camp

    Del Harris will serve as Lead Coach and Organizer
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  • May

    Photo courtesy of NCAA

    Emily Disler '14 Helps Bates Rowing Win DIII Championship

    Emily Disler '14 helped the Bates Bobcats win their second straight national championship on Saturday, May 26, in Sarasota, Florida. Click here to read more on the exciting win!
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  • Varsity Awards, Spring 2018

    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.
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  • Boys' Tennis proudly displaying their trophy with coaches Karin Whitt and Mike Finsterwald

    Girls' Soccer and Boys' Tennis Win State Championships

    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!
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  • Scott Phillips '18 Chosen as Top 10 Finalist for RTD Scholar-Athlete

    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.
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  • Coach Pate at the induction ceremony

    Former Wrestling Coach Inducted Into Hall of Fame

    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!
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  • No Excuses, Just Play

    A lacrosse ball has a diameter of 2.5 inches and weighs a seemingly benign five ounces.
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  • Huff, third from right, and Mitchell, second from right

    Huff '21 and Mitchell '19 Receive Tennis Awards

    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.
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  • April

    Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award

    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
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  • Karen Doxey and her daughter Brooks, a senior at Wake Forest and the 2014 Richmond Times-Dispatch field hockey player of the year.

    Truly a Class Act

    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.
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  • Waleed Abo-Elnour has learned about Collegiate's athletic, physical education and coaching programs.

    Collegiate Welcomes Egyptian Physical Education Teacher

    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.
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  • Lexus of Richmond Leadership Award

    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.
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  • Collegiate Hosts New York Lacrosse Players

    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.
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  • March

    Senior Golfer Sinks Third Hole-in-One

    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.
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  • Collegiate Athletic Director Named to VISAA Hall of Fame

    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.
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  • Beyond Dedicated

    It was a warm, sunny early-summer day, and Caroline Hall, all of eight years old, was gleefully bounding off the 1-meter diving board at the Kanawha Recreation Association pool.
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  • Practice Makes Excellent

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
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  • February

    Unsung Senior Athletes, Winter 2018

    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.
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  • Alum Named University of Richmond Head Field Hockey Coach

    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. 
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  • VISAA Advanced Ticket Sales

    VISAA is now offering advanced ticket sales online for the following State Championships:
     
    • Indoor Track state championship (Saturday, Feb. 17)
    • Wrestling (Friday/Saturday Feb. 16 and 17)
    • Boys' Basketball First Round (Feb. 27) and Quarterfinals (Feb. 28)
    • Girls' Basketball First Round (Feb. 27), Quarterfinals (Feb. 28) and Final Four (March 2, 3 once brackets are set)
    Please note: There will be no online ticket sales available for the VISAA Swimming and Diving this year.
     
    Tickets may be purchased on VISAA website by clicking here for the direct link to the ticket site.
    You may also text "VISAA" to 31996 at anytime to receive a direct link to purchase tickets.
     
    Come out and see the Cougs!  
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  • Senior One of 16 Girls Nationwide Selected to Participate in Fan Voting Competition

    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. 
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  • 2018 Prep League Swimming and Diving Champions

    Goal, Plan, Championship

    Something had to give.
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  • NFHCA High School National Academic Squad

    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.
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  • Triple Threat

    No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. There’s no misprint. There are really three “A. Freeman” entries in the box score of Collegiate’s girls varsity basketball games.
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  • Tierra Morris with strength coach Will O'Brien and basketball coach Rives Fleming

    Varsity Players Score 1000th Point

    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!
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  • Signing Day

    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.

    Congratulations to our Cougar student-athletes!
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  • Boys' Swimming Wins Prep League Championship

    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.
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  • The official coaching staff

    Girls' Basketball Program Day

    Program Day is a fun-filled girls' basketball tradition initiated by Coach Rives Fleming 21 years ago when he first started coaching the girls' varsity team. 
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  • Coach Del Harris (hands up) motivates the troops.

    Lessons Learned. Next Up...

    The wins were piling up. The poll voters were taking notice. Local media outlets were telling their story. The guys on Collegiate’s varsity boys’ basketball team were walking tall and riding high.
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  • Honoring Teams of the Past

    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.
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  • January

    Girls' Lacrosse Wins 2017 Sportsmanship Award

    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.
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  • The Consummate Gentleman

    It was all in fun, or so they thought. Intentions and perceptions often differ, you see. Sometimes, they differ drastically.
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  • Members of the junior varsity swim team broke two records at the Middle School Championships.

    Middle School Swimmers Shine in the Pool

    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.  
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  • Varsity Basketball Teams Host Jacob's Chance

    On Saturday, Jan. 27, the boys' and girls' varsity basketball teams hosted the Jacob's Chance organization for a fun-filled basketball clinic from 10 a.m.-noon in the Seal Athletic Center.
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  • Livestreaming Athletic Events

    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!
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  • Photos courtesy of Robin Reifsnider

    Owning the Experience

    We’re three weeks into January, and it’s already been one of those all-you-could-ask-for seasons for Collegiate’s boys varsity basketball team.
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  • Photos courtesy of Robin Reifsnider

    The Evolution of Tierra Morris

    There’s never a dull moment.
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  • Max Schnur '11, a professional tennis player, will return to action in late January following a hiatus to care for an elbow injury.

    A Visit With Max Schnur '11

    The pain is gone. Actually, the pain has been gone for a while now. The rehab? Over and done with, at long last. The touch? It’s returning. The desire? Never left.
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  • Marshall Campbell

    Ethan Ruh Wins Weight Class in Toys for Tots Invitational

    A few members of Collegiate's varsity wrestling team headed to Virginia Beach on Dec. 21 to wrestle in the 9th Annual Mike Duman Toys for Tots Invitational at Ocean Lakes High School.
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  • Paige Murphy Named to 2017 Field Hockey All-Metro Team

    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.
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  • Ayinde Budd Named RTD All-Metro

    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.
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