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GMHS Wins Record Six State Championships
POSTED: 5:09 p.m. EDT, June 14, 2010
By: FCCPS Communications
In no other school year has George Mason High School won more Virginia state championships than 2009-2010.
But adding another 6 titles and a bunch of new trophies to the case is only half the story of success for a year that is one for the history books.
“More than half of our athletes maintained a 3.5 grade point average or better during their season,” adds FCCPS Athletic Director Tom Horn. “Winning is outside of our control, but excellence is not.”
When the final whistle blew on the 2010 VHSL Spring Jubilee, Sunday, not only had the Mustang boys soccer team repeated as state champions in a 2-1 win over Radford, it put a cap on the most decorated season in GMHS history.
The day before, the Mustang girls soccer team won its third consecutive state title, and the boys tennis team picked up a 6th title in 10 years. This past winter, the girls basketball team won its second consecutive championship and the Scholastic Bowl team picked up its fourth championship title. George Mason’s championship year all started in the fall when the girls cross country team brought home the state title, which was the second ever for the team.
“Still success has nothing to do with trophies,” Horn said.
“Next year we want to increase participation numbers, advance our skill sets, improve our off-season training opportunities, and our in-season strength and conditioning. We will also create opportunities for student-athletes to learn and demonstrate leadership, character and maturity, and develop a comprehensive student-athlete academic advisory program.”
2009-2010 Girls Cross Country State Champions
2009-2010 Girls Basketball State Champions
2009-2010 Scholastic Bowl State Champions
2009-2010 Girls Soccer State Champions
2009-2010 Boys Tennis Team State Champions
2009-2010 Boys Soccer State Champions
FROM OTHER NEWS SOURCES
- Falls Church News-Press - As 161 George Mason High School seniors prepare to graduate in commencement ceremonies at the historic Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Thursday, a stunning flood of A-List achievements poured in during the past week, smashing school records and ranking the Falls Church school among the "creme de la crème" of the nation's public high schools.