Local high school soccer teams rewarded for good sportsmanship
Gar-Field’s boys and girls and Woodbridge, Forest Park and Potomac’s girls were among 10 teams who each received $500 through the BenGlassLaw Varsity Soccer Sportsmanship Challenge for avoiding cards for profanity, dissent, or unsportsmanlike conduct.
Teams in the Cardinal District, Cedar Run District, and Gunston District were eligible for $500 per team (potentially $1000 per school) for making it through the regular season and playoffs with no cards for poor sportsmanship.
Glass, a local attorney and soccer referee, started the second-year program to increase better behavior at high school sporting events, while also addressing the local referee shortage.
Agnos named all-American
Baseball America selected Battlefield graduate Jake Agnos a second-team all-American.
Agnos, a fourth round selection by the New York Yankees in the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft, appeared in 17 games (all starts) where he posted an 11-3 record with a 2.29 ERA. The left-hander struck out an East Carolina and American Athletic Conference single-season record 145 batters while walking 43 in 102.0 innings.
He also set the league career strikeout record during the opening game of the Louisville Super Regional (295) with his five versus the Cardinals surpassing Houston’s Seth Romero (2015-17).
Williams receives all-American honors
Forest Park graduate Mustaqeem Williams earned all-American honors for the 10th time after finishing eighth in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships.
Williams' 10 All-America citations are the most since Christian Coleman claimed 12 during his career from 2014-17. The University of Tennessee senior became the eighth male athlete in the program’s history to receive 10 or more all-America honors.
Floyd receives preseason honor
Stonewall Jackson High School graduate Reggie Floyd has been named to Phil Steele's preseason All-ACC second-team.
The Virginia Tech senior safety was second on the team last season with 88 total tackles.