It is no secret Veritas Athletics are on the rise. Joining the League of Independent Schools last year, several of the Lions’ girls sports are improving by the day. The hiring of Tammy Holder as the Head Girls Basketball Coach only speeds up this process.
Holder’s resume is impressive, her philosophies align with the school’s mission, and her passion and knowledge of sport is evident if you have ever seen her coach.
She has made stops at Columbia International University, College of Charleston, University of South Carolina, California State, the Seattle Reign and, of course, the University of Richmond in her years coaching basketball.
An already improved conference, the LIS looks to continue to climb in skill, talent and competitiveness in Girls Basketball with the addition of Coach Holder.
The Saint Gertrude Basketball team sprinted off to a strong start this season going 6 and 0 before suffering their first loss in the Gator Classic Championship game vs. the Central Virginia Homeschool Disciples. The Gators fell to 6-2 after a loss to Collegiate, but are shooting to get back on a win streak this week when they face Veritas and Saint John Paul the Great. Sophomore Nan Kerner leads the team in scoring with 13 points per game. Junior Caroline Gill and Freshman Kate Samson have also contributed heavily to the team success with their scoring and rebounding efforts.
The swim team is fresh off a strong meet last weekend at Saint Catherine’s. Willow Clark and Mary Cornett finished first and second respectively in the 50 yard freestyle. The 200 yard medley relay team made up of Clark, Cornett, Rachel Lewis and Cassidy Butt, finished third at the Saint Christopher/ Saint Catherine meet. In the team’s first meet of the season Freshman Audrey Lewis qualified for states in the 200 IM, while several other newcomers to the team received their first official times.
Holiday Hoops continues: Collegiate, Saint Gertrude, STAB and Trinity Girls all participating in Invitationals around the State this week
Four LIS Basketball teams are back at it already after the Christmas hiatus. Collegiate heads to Clover Hill High School in Richmond to take on Banner Christian today, Thursday, at 2:30. The Cougars will take on the host team, Clover Hill tomorrow, Friday, at 5:30. They will wrap up the event playing Matoaca on Saturday at 2:30.
Saint Gertrude is hosting their own holiday event, the Gator Christmas Classic over the next two days.
St. Anne's Belfield hits the road to Hampton to play at Boo Williams Sportsplex for the next three days.
Finally, Trinity Episcopal will play locally at the L.C. Bird Skyhawk Tournament against Patrick Henry Roanoke tomorrow at 5pm and L.C. Bird Saturday at 7pm.
Trinity Girls Basketball wins back to back TDIT Championships, taking down local perennial powerhouse
Richmond Times Dispatch article can be found here
Behind local standout Hannah Ballowe, St. Catherine's wins the LIS Cross Country Meet. Full meet results can be found here
Trinity Field Hockey wins 5th straight title, finishes undefeated season with a visaa state championship
Trinity defeated Collegiate in the LIS Final to complete a perfect regular season and League Tournament. With the win, the Titans now own the last 5 LIS Field Hockey Championships.
The League of Independent Schools continues to a be a state powerhouse with Collegiate, St. Catherine's and Trinity ranked in the top four in the VISAA poll entering the LIS tourney.
Trinity also beat Collegiate in the VISAA State Finals to finish 23-0 and ranked #9 in the Nation, per MaxFieldHockey.
Richmond Times Dispatch Article can be found here