June 12 - Eight area seniors were selected to play in the Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Game later this month in Harrisonburg.
Players nominated by their high school coach were selected in a draft held by the game’s two head coaches, Blue team coach Mike Covington (Potomac) and Red team coach Roland Wright (Western Branch). The All-Star Game will be held at 7 p.m. on June 24 at James Madison University’s Veterans Memorial Park.
Selected for the Blue team were Westfield right-hander Joe Clancy, Brentsville pitcher and shortstop Jake DeLisi, Madison lefty Matt Howat, George Mason right-hander Jay Nesson and Potomac pitcher and infielder Josue Cumba. Chosen for the Red team were West Springfield catcher David Giorgis, Madison first baseman and left-hander Josh Gjormand and Chantilly shortstop and pitcher Dylan Siesky.
Champe Seeking Coach After Not Renewing Prince’s Contract
John Champe will not retain coach Michael Prince, who was 12-27 in his two seasons at the Aldie school.
The Knights (9-12) increased their win total by six in their second season under Prince, who previously served as an assistant at Stone Bridge and Broad Run. Prince was hired in September 2017 after Joe McDonald stepped down after guiding the program in its first five seasons. McDonald was hired last month as the coach at Loudoun County’s new school, Independence, which opens this fall.
The vacancy is the third in Northern Virginia. Stone Bridge coach Mat Shannon is leaving to become an assistant director of student activities at Independence, and Herndon coach Chris Metz stepped down as his family is relocating from the area. Both Shannon and Metz also spent two seasons at the helm of their respective programs.
All-Met: Lake Braddock’s Miller-Green Named Player of the Year, Wesfield’s Hahne is Coach of the Year
Lake Braddock’s Lyle Miller-Green was named Player of the Year and was one of 10 players from Northern Virginia schools named to The Washington Post’s annual All-Met Team honoring the D.C. metro area’s top players. Westfield’s Rob Hahne was honored as the Post’s Coach of the Year.
Miller-Green was also named the Player of the Year for the Patriot District and Region 6C, and the George Mason University recruit will take the field with the No. 2 Bruins (24-3) tomorrow in the Class 6 state semifinals against James River. Hahne’s No. 1 Bulldogs (23-3) will also play in the Class 6 state semifinals tomorrow against Ocean Lakes.
Joining Miller-Green as first-team selections were Battlefield senior Zach Agnos, Westfield senior Joe Clancy and Potomac Falls junior Nate Savino. Second-team selections from area schools included Brentsville District senior Jake DeLisi, Patriot junior Riley Eikhoff, McLean senior Jackson Kantor, Lake Braddock senior Bobby Leitzel, Westfield sophomore Nick Lottchea and Potomac junior Braden Mack.
Also named as a first-team selection was St. John’s (D.C.) freshman James Triantos, who is a resident of McLean.
To view this year’s All-Met teams, click here.
Photo of West Springfield’s David Giorgis by Fred Ingham