StoneBridge Athletics enjoyed another strong sports season this spring to bring the year to a close. Each team exemplified the core character qualities promoted through our SBS Athletics program, topping it off with victories at the Metro and VISAA State tournaments. We’re proud of all our teams and student athletes and their accomplishments this season. Hats off to all our athletes on Track and Field, Girls Soccer, Golf and JJV Baseball teams!
OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD
The Track and Field program continues to grow in number and in success! The team finished the regular season at the first-ever Metro Conference Track and Field Championship meet earlier this month. Following the Metro meet, the team enjoyed a stellar performance at the VISAA D2 State Championship Track Meet held May 19 at VCU in Richmond.
💥Tate Frost—two State Championships in the 800m and the 1600m!
💥 Eve Frost finished 2nd in the 3200m.
💥 Sarah Busby, Lucy Nunziata, Josie Nunziata, and Eve Frost finished 2nd in the Girls 4×800 relay.
Several on the team also earned All-State honors:
💥Josie Nunziata finished 6th in the 1600m
💥Sarah Busby finished 7th in the Girls 400m
💥Boys 4×800 relay 8th (Jimmy Buyrn, Victor Reza, Gabe Nunziata, Jeremy Wells)
💥Girls 4×400 relay 8th (Emmy Gomoke, Lucy Nunziata, Josie Nunziata, Sarah Busby)
This season also marked the first year ever that StoneBridge qualified for all three relays for both the girls and boys teams.
⭐️Boys 4×400 (Harrison Busby, Jimmy Buryn, Jackson Jordan, Chima Nwafor)
⭐️Boys 4×100 (Jeremiah Lacy, Adam Batres, Jeremy Wells, Chima Nwafor)
⭐️Girls 4×100 (Lucy Nunziata, Katie Wilbanks, Emmy Gomoke, Chiamaka Ofole)
Olivia Walrond finished just outside of the All-State team but reached a personal record in the discus to close her first season in the sport, and Harrison Busby also reached a person record in the 400m.
Hands together for the entire 2023 State Team!
Girls’ Varsity Soccer finished the regular season tied for 1st place in the Metro Conference with Atlantic Shores and earned Metro Co-Champions after a hard fought loss against Atlantic Shores, 2-1.
The All-Metro Conference Players: ⭐️Claire Albritton, ⭐️Sarah Busby, ⭐️Lucy Nunziata, ⭐️Makaylah Telfer, and ⭐️Elise Thomason.
The Girls’ Soccer team finished the regular season ranked 4th in VISAA Division 3 which earned them a home quarterfinal game. The team battled valiantly in the VISAA Quarterfinal, falling just short with a 2-1 final. The girls played well as a team and with much determination throughout the season.
Girls’ JJV Soccer completed their season looking strong. The young talented athletes hold promise for continued success for the Girls’ Soccer program. This team played tremendously well as a team and shows knowledge of the game beyond their peers. Coach Brooke Thompson, SBS Class of 2022, has led these girls with excellence and they have responded well.
The SBS Cavaliers Baseball team finished their season with a .500 record in a 25-4 win at St. Patrick’s. It has been a major positive for the boys, their families, and the community to have baseball back in action at StoneBridge. The players have come together as “StoneBridge Baseball” and enjoyed playing together. Young players, even some without any experience, have grown not just in skill but as image-bearers of God. Coach Cal Woolard has been a positive influence on the team and an ambassador for the school.
The Golf team finished as the Metro Conference Runner-Up as a team and placed three golfers on the All-Metro Conference Team: ⭐️Clay Topping, ⭐️ Kade Walton and ⭐️Garrett Maye. StoneBridge hosted the Metro Conference Golf Tournament at Sleepy Hole this year. Coach Andrew Riddick was instrumental in ensuring that the tournament was a success and was enjoyed by the whole conference.