Lady Monarchs soccer program flourishing early
Although Meadowbrook High School girls soccer has shown the spirit needed to win games, it’s been a process to build a winner for coach Joseph Farrell. This year, perhaps, is the one they make the jump. The Monarchs have gotten off to a blistering start, outscoring their opponents 31-8... Read more
Matoaca boys’ soccer finished last season 8-6-2 under Jay Parker, who’s now the football coach. This will be Victor Malagisi’s first year at the helm. “Our system of training and play has changed from the past, and the players are responding positively to the new system being developed at... Read more
Once not considered a competitive program, L.C. Bird High School’s boys soccer program developed and grew into one under Juan Chavez. The development and growth have continued under second-year head coach Bobby Clarke. This season, the Skyhawks will contend with the loss of eight starting seniors, highlighted by All-Conference... Read more
Coach Gabriel Hochstetler has built a boys soccer program at Meadowbrook High that’s been knocking at the door of the state tournament for the past several years. After a 10-6 mark and falling to Mills Godwin last season, he and the Monarchs hope to find a high-water mark this... Read more
Matoaca’s Pencile breaks VHSL record
“If you don’t at first succeed, try, try again.” That adage is applicable to all aspects of life, but especially to Matoaca High School soccer forward Maiya Pencile in the Warriors’ 8-3 win over L.C. Bird last week. On her run to the goal, Pencile kicked the ball toward... Read more
Boys’ Player of the Year Juan Carlos Escobar, Senior, Meadowbrook  As a junior in 2016, Escobar finished the season with 19 goals and Conference 12 Player of the Year honors. Improving upon his junior year would be a challenge, but he did just that. Escobar retained his title this... Read more
It was a special day for Meadowbrook girls’ soccer this past Wednesday, as Adriana Rosales signed her National Letter of Intent to play at Randolph-Macon College. Rosales has been a key component for the Monarchs this year, scoring nine goals and adding four assists as a center midfielder. However,... Read more
Bird spring athlete commits
Two L.C. Bird athletes announced where they’d be going this coming fall after finishing their academic and athletic careers as Skyhawks. Walter Samayoa, center back on the soccer field, will be attending and playing at Ferrum University, while baseball’s Miles Burton, a catcher, will be headed to UVa-Wise. Samayoa... Read more
Girls Even as a sophomore, Maiya Pencile dominated the competition. The Matoaca striker tallied 30 goals and 14 assists this past season, earning Conference 12 player-of-the-year honors, and being named to first team all 5A South Region. More importantly, her team made regionals for the first time since 2011.... Read more