Here are the games and matches coming up this week:
Nansemond Suffolk @ St. Gertrude 4:30 pm
Deep Run @ St. Catherine's 4:45 pm
Walshingham Academy @ St. Gertrude 4:30 pm
St. Anne - Belfield @ Trinity* 4:00 pm
Tennis (All Matches Start @ 4:00 pm unless noted otherwise)
St. Catherine's @ Collegiate*
Covenant @ St Gertrude*
Trinity @ St. Catherine's* 4:30pm
St. Anne-Belfield @ Veritas*
St. John Paul the Great @ St. Anne-Belfield
Steward @ Collegiate
Hampton Roads Academy @Trinity
Veritas @ St. Getrrude*
Virginia Episcopal @ Trinity
Volleyball(All Matches Start @ 5:45 pm unless noted otherwise)
St. Gertrude @ St. Catherine's *
Trinity @ Collegiate* 6:00 pm
St. Margaret @ Trinity*
Veritas @ St. Anne-Belfield*
Norfolk Academy @ Collegiate 4:00 pm
Trinity and St. Anne-Belfield will both be competing at the Albermarle Invitational on Saturday Oct. 12 and St. Catherine's & Veritas will meet on Thursday Oct. 10 at the Goochland complex
Our teams continue to represent our league well, here are the weekly poll standings.
Field Hockey (9/30)
#2 Trinity Episcopal School
#3 Norfolk Academy
#4 St. Catherine's
#9 St. Anne-Belfield
#2 St. Catherine's
#7 Norfolk Academy
#11 Trinity Episcopal School
#1 St. Catherine's
#4 Norfolk Academy
#5 St. Anne - Belfield
#7 Trinity Episcopal School
10/1 - The match up with the top two teams did not disappoint. Trinity hosted Collegiate in a tight game. At the half it was 0-0, with 23 minutes to go Trinity's Emily Field breaks the tie, Collegiate's Walker Hill ties it up and Trinity's Mollie Schuma scores to put Trinity back up. Final 2-1
St. Catherine's volleyball team continues succeed in the league as Trinity hosted the Saints. Saints dominated in straight sets 25-14, 25-12, 25-11. Quinn Menger led the Saints with 20 assists and 4 aces. Trinity was led by Lilly Jennette's 7 kills.
While on the courts Collegiate downs St. Gertrude 8-1 and St. Catherine's defeats Veritas 8-1.
As we get set to start the 2019-20 school year in a few weeks, We like to acknowledge our Spring sport Athletes on their All-Metro designations. The LIS was well represented in Soccer, Track & Field, Lacrosse and even though Tennis competes in the fall our student athletes stood out in what was a very competitive spring for the public school leagues.
Kate Johnston (Collegiate) Metro Player of the Year
Julia Edwards (Collegiate)
Brooke Tylka (Trinity Episcopal)
Marianna McComb (Collegiate)
Maggie Bostain (Collegiate)
Ellie Horner (St. Catherine)
Abby Jenkins (St. Catherine)
Rachel Lifson (Collegiate)
TRACK & FIELD
Jailah Channer (St. Catherine) 100 Meter Dash & High Jump
Willa Shannon (St. Catherine) 100 /300 Meter Hurdles
Logan Carter (Trinity Episcopal) 400 Meter Dash
Hannah Ballow (St. Catherine) 1600 & 3200
Eliza Stone (Collegiate) High Jump
Anjali Mead (St. Catherine) Pole Vault
Lauren Lucy (Collegiate) Pole Vault
Ashley D'Ambrosia (Collegiate)
St. Catherine - 4x400 Relay
Helena Huff (Collegiate) Metro Player of the Year
Grace Caplice (St. Catherine)
Catherine Lee DeSouza (Trinity Episcopal)
Sophie Mitchell (Collegiate)
It was a busy day in the LIS yesterday with 3 different schools taking home titles. St. Margaret's made it five LIS championships in a row with their convincing 10-0 victory over Collegiate. The Cougars solidified their #1 ranking the VISAA State Poll with a 3-0 win over #2 Trinity in the Girls Soccer final. And finally, in the game of the day, St. Catherine's overcame Collegiate in a double OT nail biter 11-10 in Girls Lacrosse.
Several LIS teams will undoubtably receive State Bids this weekend for the VISAA State Tournament that begin next week. Those brackets will be posted here by Monday
As spring sports near the end of the regular season, LIS teams holding steady in many state polls:
VISAA Girls Soccer poll
VISAA Softball poll
VISAA DI Girls Lacrosse poll
St. Margaret's continues their dominance of Softball, going undefeated thus far in the league, winning games in convincing fashion. At the state level, St. Margaret's has their hands full with a LOADED field including the likes of Greenbriar Christian, Nansemond Suffolk and Isle of Wight.
Collegiate, Trinity, and St. Catherine's are battling it out for the LIS title in Soccer, with STAB not far behind. 4 of the top 6 schools in the DI poll are from the League of Independent Schools.
Not surprisingly, Collegiate and St. Catherine's are neck and neck in Girls Lacrosse, both schools chasing NOVA private schools for the top honors in the state.
LIS Tournaments begin next week 5/6, with brackets being release Friday 5/3. VISAA State committees meet the week of 5/10 to determine rankings and matchups for the State Tournaments.
Under the helm of Head Coach Phil Stinnie, who recently gained his 300th win in the program, St. Anne's Belfield School Girls Basketball Program won their 6th straight LIS Championship last Friday. They have won 15 of the last 17 tournament titles in the sport.
The first half was a game of runs, Trinity taking the lead periodically through each of the first two quarters. But, with excellent shooting from Saints guards and very solid defense on Titan forwards, STAB took a commanding lead in the 2nd half and didn't look back. The Saints won handily, 67-52 in the end.
In Division I, STAB, TES, Collegiate, and SGHS all received State bids. Veritas also received a bid in the DIII bracket. Find all Girls Basketball division brackets here