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Athletes of the Week, 4/18/18

Posted On: 4/23/2018 2:01 PM

Soccer: Gabby F.
For her endless hustle, physicality, and ability to shut down runs by the opposition. Awesome force on defense.

Baseball: Matthew M.
Matt is present at every practice and because of this, gives a consistent performance on the field regardless of the opponent. Last week in eight trips to the plate, Matt had 2 hits, 3 walks, and scored 3 runs.

Softball: Caitlin C.
Caitlin picked up her offensive game this past week. With 7 of the 13 players being brand new to the game of softball, we knew the present season was going to be filled with growing pains. Coach would like to recognize them all for having the resolve to compete and dedicating themselves to improving each day.

Tennis--James B.
For determination, perseverance, and effort as he playing at number 2 for the knights and fought hard throughout the match.

Track and Field
Girls--Annesley D.
scoring 7 out the 13 pts for the girls team. Set a PR in 2 of her 3 events.

Boys--The entire JV Boys team
for winning the meet scoring 143. PC Boys out scored 2nd place HRA by 83 pts.
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Athletes of the Week, 4/11/18

Posted On: 4/16/2018 12:35 PM

Soccer:  Gabby F.
for her tireless hustle and ability to cover and successfully defend the back line. When Gabby was not directly, physically involved in the play her movement and communication helped others on the field either defend or begin building plays from the back field. Gabby had 31 successful tackles gaining possession of the ball-Great effort!

Boys Tennis:  Kameron C.
Kameron is new to the sport won his match in singles vs Portsmouth Christian.  

Baseball:  Thomas H.
Thomas Pitched 2 games and got the win in both, one of which a conference game against HRA.  Combined for both games, Thomas only allowed 1 run and struck out 3.

Athletes of the Week, 2/26/18

Posted On: 2/26/2018 1:29 PM

Swimming:  Sam P.
He had a 12th place finish in 100 free and a 10th place finish in 100 fly. Quite a feat for a freshman.
Wrestling:  Galilee K.
Galilee became the second state wrestling champion in Peninsula Catholic High school history on Saturday.  Galilee competed in the VISAA state tournament at Woodberry Forrest HS where he defeated Matt Wright of Paul the VI HS 5-0.  Galilee is the first state champion in 20 years for PC with the last and only other in February 1998.  

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Athletes of the Week, 2/7/18

Posted On: 2/12/2018 1:29 PM

Wrestling: August B.
August bumped up to the 220lb weight class and secured a pin fall in the cape Henry TCIS dual meet and giving PC the team win 36-34.

JV Boys Basketball: Javier T.
Javy has made impressive improvements in both the physical and mental aspects of the game. He has always given maximum effort but has really developed into a very dependable player for the team on offense and defense

Varsity Boys Basketball:
JV Girls Basketball: Abby W. & Christina R.

Abby has shown herself to be a versatile player. No matter what position she plays, she always strives to do her best. Christina has defensively shined. Her hustle matches her determination to protect the basket. She's not one you want to go head to head with.

Athletes of the Week, 1/31/18

Posted On: 2/5/2018 11:23 AM

Wrestling: Landon K.
Landon, competing in the 132lb weight class went 6-0 on the week and won his final match of the Nandua duals to secure a PC victory!
JV Boys Basketball: Jack M.
Jack lead the team in rebounds both games last week. He has been a great example for his teammates on how to get physical around the rim.
Varsity Boys Basketball: Detrez P.
Detrez is the perfect representative of a student athlete at PC. Detrez comes to practice every day with a positive attitude and a can-do work ethic that really shows his maturation as a person and a player. Detrez played a key role in Saturday's game against Indian River by scoring 6 points and grabbing 6 rebounds. Detrez scored the go ahead basket with 7 seconds left to give PC the lead. It's a pleasure to coach Detrez. Congratulations Detrez!
JV Girls Basketball: Izzy B.
The girls have had some obstacles to overcome, but Izzy, though not feeling 100%, gave her all to assist pushing the lady knights for a win over WCA.
PC Knights had three dual meets on Saturday in an invitational with Bishop Sullivan, Greenbrier Christian and Norfolk Collegiate. We were down a few very key swimmers because of the OLMC confirmation retreat but combined, PC squeaked out a win against Greenbriar Christian and Norfolk Collegiate. Individually, our men's team beat Norfolk Collegiate and our women's team beat Greenbrier Christian.
Boys Swimming: Matt D.
for consistently swimming the 500 free to earn points for the team at every dual meet.
Girls Swimming: Paula Ann R.
for not only being a great leader as a co-captain, but for attaining the ever elusive double negative split on her 100 breaststroke earning her a 2nd place finish for her event.
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TCIS Regular Season Champs!

Posted On: 2/1/2018 10:44 AM

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Athletes of the Week, 1/24/18

Posted On: 1/29/2018 2:23 PM

Wrestling: Galilee K.
Galillee won his 3rd career State Catholic championship. Galilee was also recognized as the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler!

JV Boys Basketball: Matt M.
The JV squad has gone 2 and 2 over their last 4 games. Matt has lead the way on offense scoring 10 points in the first meeting against HRA, 23 against Hampton Christian, 23 against Greenbriar, and 16 last Friday vs HRA.

Varsity Boys Basketball: Joey D.
Joey's attitude and effort in practice and games has been the perfect example of the kind of leadership we are looking for on our team. Joey's hard work was on full display in a conference win at Greenbrier Christian last week. Joey accounted for 3 points and 6 rebounds, but his value was not fully shown in the stat line. Joey continued his trend of working hard inside against bigger, stronger competition. Joey dove for loose balls, boxed out on a regular basis, took a charge, and ended the game with a bloody nose. Joey continues to do everything the coaching staff asks of him on a daily basis. Congratulations Joey!

Boys Swimming: Aaron K.
As Captain, Aaron not only helped lead PC to a third place finish at the Walsingham Meet, he also helped his relay team make a state cut as well as get his bonus 50 free state cut.

Girls Swimming: Beth M.
Beth stepped out of her comfort zone and earned points for the 100 fly at the Walsingham Meet and helped lead the girls team at the Norfolk Academy Meet.
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Athletes of the Week, 1/10/18

Posted On: 1/16/2018 2:48 PM

Wrestling: Galilee K.
Galilee competed at the Beast of the East before Christmas. Galilee went 1-2 in the national tournament. His win came about after he was down 8-1 and impressively battled back to victory, beating his Pennsylvania opponent 13-12.

Varsity Boys Basketball: Ihsan D.
Ihsan earned MVP honors at the Recruit 757 showcase on December 23rd. His 15 points and 5 rebounds led the team to a big win over Woodrow Wilson High School. Ihsan continues to develop and mature as the season moves towards conference play. Great Job Ihsan!

Boys Swimming: Sam P.
In the first meet of the season, Sam qualified for the Kecoughtan Invitational for both 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly which he will be competing in this weekend.

Girls Swimming: Anna S.
Anna was the highest female scorer for the meet against Bishop Sullivan.
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Athletes of the Week, 12/13/17

Posted On: 12/18/2017 1:51 PM

Wrestling: Austin H.
Wrestling at the 126lb wt class, Austin won both his dual matches by fall and finished runner up of the PC tournament defeating the #1 tournament seed in the semi finals.

JV Boys Basketball: Will R.
With injuries to his teammates, Will responded by playing his best basketball at a high energy both defensively and offensively. Will's totals for the week include an impressive 18 points, 31 rebounds, and 4 blocks

Varsity Boys Basketball--Titus L.
In 2 games this week, Titus averaged 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Titus was instrumental in leading a 2nd half comeback against Cox High School when he scored 6 of his team leading 14 points in the 4th quarter. Titus also contributed across the board in the win over Gateway Christian with 10 total points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Titus combines his athletic success with hard work in the classroom which makes him a perfect choice for this award.

JV Girls Basketball
Mia B. - leading the team with successful steals.
Alyce L.- currently highest scorer on the team
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Athletes of the Week, 11/29 - 12/6/17

Posted On: 12/11/2017 1:12 PM

Wrestling #1: James B.
James won all 3 matches by 1st period pin fall when Peninsula Catholic hosted their 1st quad meet of the season and moved to 3-0. Galilee Kissell, Landon K., Dylan A., and Jon G. also went undefeated in their matches.
Wrestling #2--Dustin S.
Dustin went 7-1 for the week, winning at the Cape Henry tournament for his weight class. Dustin was also named the tournament’s most outstanding wrestler.

JV Boys Basketball: Matthew T.
The team won against Isle of Wight last week and was lead by Matthew
who had 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 8 steals, evening their record to 1 and 1. Also noted was Sean G. who came in with a steal and a couple clutch free throws to clinch the game for the Knights.

Boys Varsity Basketball--Justice S. Justice led the team to two big victories last week over IWA and Stonebridge by averaging 18.5 points and 7 rebounds. Justice has made continuous strides to his overall game which is helping him become a complete player. He has also taken more of a leadership role on both ends of the court.
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PC Soccer Athletes Nominated for All-Conference Team

Posted On: 11/20/2017 10:40 AM

Congratulations to Sean G. who has been selected for 1st team, all-conference for boys' soccer. Other athletes nominated this year are Will C., Joe D., and James B.

Athletes of the Week, 11/15/17

Posted On: 11/20/2017 1:26 PM

Boys' Cross Country
The athlete of the week is Andrew V., who has not only contributed his athleticism to the team this year, but also his leadership. His friendliness, ability to inspire others, and willingness to be tickled whenever one of his teammates needed cheering up is surely what got them to where they are.
Girls' Volleyball
Kailer L.
Kailer help lead the Lady Knights to the VISAA Division 2 State Championship over Middleburg Academy. Kailer was also named the AVCA Player of the week for the State of Virginia. She ended the week with 108 assist, 22 digs, 9 aces, and 6 kills in 3 matches.

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Knights Basketball Starts Strong!

Posted On: 11/13/2017 2:46 PM

2nd Place Finish at Red, White and Blue Tournament Starts the Season

The Knights opened their season this past weekend at the Great Bridge Christian Academy Red/White/Blue Tournament with a 2nd place finish. The Knights defeated Suffolk Christian 58-30, Great Bridge Christian Academy 68-48, and lost to Central Virginia Homeschool Athletic Association in the championship game by a score of 48-41. CVHAA is ranked in the top 10 in the national homeschool rankings. The Knights were led in scoring by junior Titus L in all three games with totals of 22, 19, and 16 points respectively. Titus, senior Justice S, and sophomore Detrez P were named to the All-Tournament Team. The Knights are back in action Thursday night at home against Kecoughtan High school in an exhibition contest. Tip time is set for 6:30.

Athletes of the Week, 11/8/17

Posted On: 11/13/2017 2:43 PM

Girls Volleyball: Grace H.
Grace help lead the Lady Knights to their 3rd consecutive Conference Championship last week. She ended the week with 20 kills, 31 digs, 3 blocks, 2 aces, and a 98% passing rating with only 5 receiving errors in 3 matches.

Baileigh E.- 1st Team All-Conference and Conference Tournament MVP
Anna D.- 1st Team All-Conference and Conference All-Tournament
Jade A.- 2nd Team All-Conference and Conference All- Tournament

The Lady Knights XC team finished 7th overall with some great performances.
Girls Varsity XC--Lauren T.
Lauren earned All Conference Honors this past Friday at the TCIS Championships. Despite being ranked 24th going into the meet, Lauren finished 12th overall. She ran a confident and competitive race from the beginning and finished strong beating out competition that had beaten her in a previous race.

Girls JV XC--Cassie M.
Running her first race in five weeks, Cassie came back with a vengeance. Despite the long rehab from injury, she tackled the TCIS course to run her best in support of her teammates. Her efforts paid off, finishing as the team’s number 6 runner.

The Knights faced stiff competition from Norfolk Academy at TCIS. In the first mile Norfolk Academy charged ahead of us. But just as they've done all season, the Knights ran smarter, harder races than their competition, passing everyone in the end, and packed four runners into the top fifteen to take first place in the race. Andrew V. took home the individual championship and he, along with Thomas H., Aaron K. and Matthew M., received all-conference honors.

Varsity Boys XC--Patrick Gillian, who anchored the team as the fifth man.
Our top four outpaced our competition, but the way cross country is scored is that the lowest score wins, and there was a big gap after our fourth man. With 2/3rds of the race to go, there were enough runners ahead of our fifth man that we very well might have lost. But Patrick closed that gap, catching two runners from Norfolk Academy and a slew of runners from other schools, saving the day and helping secure the victory.

JV Boys XC--The JV team easily took first place in the JV race, led by JV athlete of the week Rahmin Norwood.
When Rahmin came around the corner in hot pursuit of the race leaders, it electrified the crowd, and coach could hear people chanting his name from all the way across the field. His epic 100 meter sprint to the finish line hints at great things to come for this budding running star. The only thing that tops his excellent performance is the excellent backflip he did after the race was over. If you'd like to see it for yourself, just ask any cross country runner who captured it on a cellphone.
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Triumph Times Two!

Posted On: 11/13/2017 2:44 PM

Two teams claim state titles

For the full story on state championship titles earned by girls' volleyball and boys' cross country teams, please read our MAIN NEWS section. Go Knights!

Athletes of the Week, 11/6/17

Posted On: 11/3/2017 2:11 PM

Boys volleyball: With the big win against Bishop Sullivan, the player of the week is Ryan K. Just released from having a broken toe, he led the team in digs and to victory.

Girls Volleyball: Baileigh E
Baileigh helped lead the Lady Knights to a 3-0 record for the week. She guided the Lady knights with straight set wins over Cape Henry Collegiate, Hampton Roads Academy, and conference rival Nansemond-Suffolk Academy. She ended the week with 34 Kills, 6 blocks, 25 digs, and 2 aces.

Good luck to the girls as they head to HRA in the semi-finals of the TCIS conference championships!

Varsity Soccer-Sean G
He played through several injuries this season, never missing a game and led the TCIS conference in points and goals scored. Great playing, Sean!

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Athletes of the Week, 10/25/17

Posted On: 10/26/2017 1:43 PM

Boys volleyball: Chris R
Chris hasn't missed a practice and has been dedicated to his team.

Girls Volleyball: Bria H
Bria help guide the Lady Knights to a 2-0 week and 23-1 overall. She ended the week with 19 kills, 2 digs, 3 aces, and 5 blocks while hitting over 700 for the week.

JV Soccer: Matthew T
For his dedication and loyalty to the JV team through the season. Matthew helped lead the team organizationally and tactically. Matthew lead the JV team with goals scored and played goalie as well. I also want to commend Matt on some pretty awesome saves yesterday.

Varsity Soccer-Will C
As captain, Will helped lead the team to the strong finish and a place in the TCIS tournament. Will led the TCIS conference in assists. Growing as an all-around player and positively impacting the offensive drives, Will made great contributions on and off the field. Will has taken 41 shots on goal, had 13 assists, and made 4 goals during the regular season. Awesome job!

Girls Tennis: Aira M
A Freshman and new to the sport, Aira has developed an intuitive feel for the court , especially when playing doubles ! Her net game is aggressive, fearless and pretty accurate in placement against the opposing team !

Girls cross country Junior Varsity- Jordan A
After rehabbing an injury for approximately a month and a half, Jordan returned to the racing field yesterday. Her return came on the toughest course of the season, but Jordan handled it like a champ. She led the JV team and had the 6th fastest team time of the day.

Varsity- Abby W
Abby showed great mental fortitude on a very hilly course and against very stiff competition. Her finishing time was the closest to her personal best which helps to narrow the gap in the top 5. Abby finished as the team’s number 4.

Boys cross country varsity:Matthew M
Matthew's been recovering from an illness for the past few days, but has been so dedicated that he's even shown up to practice to support his teammates when he wasn't able to run himself. And he turned in an absolutely heroic performance at the race, running an 18:27 and helping his team to take home another VCL trophy and put another banner up on the wall.

JV cross country: Cameron S
Cameron's another one who's been battling injuries since the start of the season, but has proven time and time again that he's one of the hardest working and most dedicated runners on the team. His fearlessness in tackling the hills yesterday earned him a scoring position on the team yesterday for the first time, helping the JV boys to their achievement of taking third place in the JV VCL.
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Athletes of the Week, 10/18/17

Posted On: 10/18/2017 1:42 PM

From Coach Glauner-- Soccer Athletes of the Week
Varsity: James B
James is a constant force on the pitch and is able to quickly transition from offense to defense, stopping numerous advances by opponents. James has great soccer IQ and sees what is needed on the field of play. Congrats James!
JV: Matthew T and Suds L
Matthew has focused his effort on the benefit and his dedication to the team. Matthew has given great effort consistently as he works to advance the team. Keep it up!
Suds is dominant on the field and produces many options when he has possession of the ball. Great teamwork and a positive motivating force.

Coach Tommy's Lady Knights Volleyball highlights:
This past weekend, the girls' volleyball team improved their record to 22-1 with victories over two of the top 4 teams in the VISAA division 1. This week, they also beat Cape Henry Collegiate, Norfolk Collegiate, and Norfolk Academy.
The athletes of the week are Baileigh E and Grace H
Grace helped lead the Lady Knights to a 1-1 record for the week and 17-1 overall. She ended the week with 17 kills, 18 digs, and 4 aces. Baileigh help guide the Lady Knights to a 4-0 record for the week . She ended the week with 50 kills, 44 digs, 8 blocks, and 6 aces.

Coach Bender's notes on the PCXC Lady Knights:
Two weekends ago, the Lady Knights ran a tough race battling the heat and hills at the Norfolk Collegiate Invitational at Mt. Trashmore. Last week, at the Milestat Invitational, the Lady Knights stepped up to the competition and ran remarkable races. Nearly each runner ran a personal best time racing against some of the top teams in the state. The team members improved a collective 7:12 from their previous season personal best times.
THE JV ATHLETE OF LAST WEEK IS Abby W, who led the JV team to a 3rd place finish at Mt. Trashmore. In her pursuit to tackle the hills, she earned a medal finishing 7th overall. Her finishing time was just over a minute from her season best despite the heat of the day.
THE JV ATHLETE OF THIS WEEK IS Gabby, who ran a career best time. Running in a field of 311 runners, Gabby improved her time by 1:38 to break the 30 minute mark in the 5K. Her time of 29:22 was a result of running strong each mile of the race.
THE Varsity ATHLETES OF THE WEEK are Annesley D and Lauren T
Annsley fought hard in her race last Friday at the Norfolk Collegiate Invitational. She completed the 5K course within a minute of her season best time to lead the Varsity squad.
Lauren ran the best race of her career so far. Breaking into the 21’s for the first time, Lauren finished the 5K course in a time of 21:54 beating 103 girls in her field.

Coach Pilola's PCXC boys' team notes:
The boys varsity and JV both took first place at the Norfolk Collegiate Invitational. Despite the hot weather and a really tough, grueling course, the PC boys ran well and defended their perfect conference record once again.
The JV Boys Athlete of the week is Jack W
New to the team this year, Jack has worked really hard and made incredible progress in a very short time. Despite the unfavorable conditions, 22:17.
And the JV athlete of this week is Brendon D, for doing this as he crossed the finish line and becoming famous on Twitter.
Last week, The V Boys Cross Country Athlete of the week was Aaron K
Aaron's been battling injuries for the past few weeks, going to physical therapy and undergoing some alternate training to keep fit and help his team. It isn't easy, and sometimes he has to run through some pain, but last Saturday's race was proof that he's staying strong, beating the hills and the heat to run within 4 seconds of his PR and help bring home a new trophy.
This week’s varsity athlete is Andrew V, whose blazing fast time of 15:49 is only 5 seconds short of the school’s all-time record. Good job, Andrew! And good job, Knights!

Coach Dail's Tennis notes:
Athletes of the week are Doubles Team, Heather N and Ashley M
In the match vs Atlantic Shores the entire team brought home a team win for The Knights 8-1.

And now, for something new...
Sailing: Other coaches and committee members of the Virginia Interscholastic Sailing Association have commented on how impressed they are with these student athletes' "hearts" and their incredible improvement in such a short time. They have also noted that our PCHS students are "great kids and show wonderful commitment and team work". This club, brand-new to PC this year, is doing us proud!
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Athletes of the Week, 10/5/17

Posted On: 10/10/2017 11:17 AM

JV Soccer: Jason C. for his effort recovering possession in the midfield and transitioning to an attacking play.
JV Boys Soccer:  Will C. 
Will works to do what is best for the team. Will currently leads the conference in assists showing his mindset on the field. Last week, Will directly assisted on almost half of the goals scored!
Varsity Girls’ Volleyball: Anna D.
Anna helped lead the Lady Knights to a 25-14, 25-11, 25-5 win over Greenbriar Christian Academy last week. She ended the match with 14 digs, 6 aces, and 5 assists.
Boys' Varsity Volleyball: Quinn E.
As an 8th grade starter, Quinn had 10 assists in 3 matches!
JV Girls Cross Country: Christina R.
Christina had the race of her career last Saturday at the VCTA Invitational. This led her to a new personal best time dropping 56 seconds from her previous best. Christina ran with great mental determination all the way through the race.
Varsity Girls Cross Country: Amity C.
Amity stepped up to the plate in a big way to fearlessly run Varsity and finish as the 4th team member. She completed the 5k course in a time of 26:32 dropping her season best by over a minute to finish 25th overall. Her determination to help her teammates resulted in a 4th place overall team finish.
JV Boys Cross Country: Michael C.
Michael improved his time from the previous race by a whole three minutes and set a new PR of 22:30. This is a testament to the hard work he's shown at practice since the beginning of the summer.
Varsity Boys Cross Country: Thomas H. 
Thomas grabbed a long-awaited PR, setting his new best time at 17:38 and helping the team to second place in Richmond and a medal for being in the top 15.
Tennis: Francesca B.
Francesca's win against NSA was decisive with a score of 6/1 6/ 2 playing number 1 for The Lady Knights . She played a very controlled offensive match patiently waiting to take the point . She also won her doubles match with partner Gabby F. in a victory of 8/5 .
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Lady Knights Volleyball is on a Streak

Posted On: 10/5/2017 10:50 AM

The "Daily Press" features Coach Thomas and team members this week

The Lady Knights are on a winning streak... they are undefeated this season, and have their sights set on a state championship. The "Daily Press" interviewed team members and Coach Thomas last week, when their record was 16-0 (it has improved since then!).
To read the whole story, click here.
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