Aidan Pollard Staff Reporter The Paul VI Varsity Wrestling team beat the Gonzaga team during a match on Thursday, January 25 to get another win. They beat Gonzaga by 30 points, with a final score of 51-21. Gonzaga is a major rival to PVI, especially on the wrestling mat. The Varsity Wrestling team’s coach, Mr. Mike…
Beatrice Tynan Staff Reporter The Panthers Varsity team beat O’Connell for the second time this season in a sweeping victory, winning every set by a lead of at least nine points (25-14, 25-12, 25-16). DJO may have returned home having won on the freshman and JV levels, but PVI won where it mattered most: on…
Looking over past PVI fall sports schedules, you’ll find a number of popular student athlete programs, like soccer, football, and cross country. One that you won’t find? Field hockey.
A group of PVI students are trying to change that, led by sophomore Margaret McConville ‘18 who is working to establish a club team at PVI. This club will serve as the predecessor to an official team that will be formed once the school moves to Loudoun County in 2020.
PVI senior student and varsity basketball player, VJ King, has received a prestigious honor in the world of sports: a spot on the 2016 McDonald’s All-American Team. To be placed on the team, a student athlete must receive a nomination and out of the over eight hundred nominations, only twenty four players in the United States are selected for placement on either the East or West regional teams. King is the first athlete from PVI to receive this award.
Along with basketball and football, soccer is one of the biggest sports at PVI. The girls varsity soccer team did well throughout their season. Although the team did not come out on top in the playoffs, the team finished the fall season with four wins, three losses, and three ties.
Recently, starting goalie Gretchen Bennett ‘19, was interviewed about her experience as a first-year player on the team this past season, and what the team looks forward to improving next year.
Panther Press sat down with Lady Panther varsity basketball team member Kendall Hunter on the heels of the team’s (32-2) 2015 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championship and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I State Championship.
The girls’ volleyball team travels today to Newport News where they face the #2 seed Cape Henry at 6 pm. The VISAA will be streaming the match. Register with http://www.nfhsnetwork.com.
Panther Press‘ recent website poll asked: “How many PVI football games have you been to this school year?” Of the total 21 voters, the majority, six voters (29%), had been to two games. 24% (five voters) had been to more than three games, while 19% (four voters) had been to only three games. The voters…
Lydia Florez ‘15 and Morgan Mauck ‘16 are co-captains of the Paul VI Varsity Cheerleading Squad. Recently, Florez and Mauck met with Panther Press to talk about this year’s team.
LaDan Nemati ‘17 competed in the 2014 U.S. Figure Skating National Solo Dancing championships in Colorado Springs, CO. Sept. 17–20, coming away with the bronze medal. To get to nationals, more than 100 skaters across the U.S. competed at various local competitions during this past season. Of these, some 20 elite skaters (seven from the West Coast, seven from the Midwest, and seven from the Eastern region) qualified to compete. LaDan was in second place placed second out of the top six from the Eastern region entering the competition in Colorado.