Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior McKenzi Watkins of the Varsity Girls Cross Country team on her selection as the Female Athlete of the Month for November 2018.
The girls team finished the season as the State Runner-up and Watkins added to her outstanding career, capturing the individual State Championship honor.
O and just to cap off a tremendous fall season, she's headed to Harrisonburg Virginia in the fall and will be come a James Madison Duke!
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Paten Rodier of the Varsity Football team on his selection as the Male Athlete of the Month for November 2018.
Rodier is a 3 year Varsity Letterman for the Eagles and was a reliable man for the Forge as they completed back-to-back undefeated regular seasons. During those three campaigns the Eagles won 35 game while only losing 5.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Sophomore Paityn Walker of the Varsity Volleyball team and the Varsity Cross Country team on her selection as the Female Athlete of the Month for September 2018.
The fiery Walker is in her second Varsity campaign with the Eagles and has done a tremendous job as a setter. Her competitive spirit shows on the floor and has been vital piece in the Forge earning an impressive 6-1 record so far in the regular season.
On the Cross Country course she is part of an elite girls team that has ran away with many meets fo far this year, and her talent and drive make Paityn one of those athletes The Eagles will enjoy watching this year and years after.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Oliejah Louissaint of our Varsity Football team on his selection as the Male Athlete of the Month for September 2018.
Oliejah has been a standout on both sides of the football this season for the Eagles and it has allowed the GREEN to be PERFECT (6-0) in the month of September.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Sophomore Cameren Downs of our Varsity Girls Basketball Team on being selected the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for February 2018.
Cam led the Eagles at the point to undefeated Commonwealth District Regular Season and Tournament Titles. She averaged 19.7 points per game, 6;5 rebounds per game, 6'4 assists per game and 5;8 steals per contest.
She had 4 double doubles and 2 triple doubles on year and was named the Commonwealth District Player of the Year.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Mikayla Cunney of our Girls Tennis Team on her selection as the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for May 2018.
Mikayla had yet another strong season, and capped it off by winning the Region 6B Individual Championship
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Johnnie Walker of our Varsity Indoor Track Team on being selected the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Month for January 2018.
Johnnie has qualified for states in both the 300 and 500 meter races. He has also qualified nationally for the 4X4 and 4X2, and is also a part of the school record breaking 4X2 team.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Vinson Logan of our Track team on his selection as the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Month for May 2018.
Vinson is an integral member of the Forge track team, as he's assisted in scoring in all of his events at the regional track meet with a combined score of 24 points. He broke the long standing 200 meter dash record with a personal best of 21.77 at regionals.
He is also a member of the school record holding 4x1 and 4x2 meter relay teams. Vinson has been a true leader this season and has qualified in the 100 meter, 200 meter and is the anchor leg for the 4x1 meter relay.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Freshman Breana Spain of our Varsity Gymnastics team on her selection as the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for January 2018.
Spain is currently training level 9 for club at Stafford Royals. Breana has the teams highest floor score with a 9.775 and highest bar score with a 9.2. "Great stats, especially for a freshman" said Forge Gymnastics Coach Lisa Rankin. "She has a great attitude, bubbly personality, strong work ethic and steps up to do whatever I ask of her".
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Seniors Levi Englman (132) and Eze Chukwuezi (170) from our Varsity Wrestling Team on their selection as the Padrino's II Male Athletes of the Month for February 2018.
Both Levi (132lbs) and Eze (170lbs) won individual State Championship crowns at the recent VHSL 6A State Wrestling Championships.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Junior Jane Lawing of our Varsity Swim Team on being selected the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for December 2017.
Lawing has had multiple first place finishes in the first half of the season. "She's within a second of qualifying for states in the 100 freestyle". said Coach Megan McDonald
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Michael Sampson of our Varsity Swim Team on his selection as the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Month for December 2017.
"Michael is a great role model for our younger athletes, said Coach Megan McDonald. He's got great team spirt and when he sets his mind to accomplish something, he does it".
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Allison Fick of our Varsity Cross Country team on being selected the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for November.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Journe Dundy of our Varsity Cheerleaders on being selected the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for October.
"Journe is the epitome of a team player and a competitor, said Eagle Head Cheer Coach Courtney Mitchell. She is constantly motivating those around her and setting a positive example through her attitude and work ethic".
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior D.J. Dennis of our Varsity Football Team on being selected the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Month for November 2017.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Matt Wood of our Varsity Golf team on being selected the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Month for September.
"Matt's efforts, patience, fortitude and grit have helped excel his game to the next level", said Forge golf coach Rob Broxton. Wood was the only player to score an eagle during regular season play and his scores were used in all matches and tournaments played in 2017. He has qualified individually for the state tournament.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate McKenzi Watkins of our Varsity Cross Country team on being selected the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for September.
McKenzi was runner up in the PR Kick-Off Invitational, placed 7th in the Chancellor Invitational, 14th in the Pole Green Classic, and 22nd in the Outlands Invitational. Watkins best time this season was 19:43.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Mitchell Shinskie, the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Month for October.
Shinskie is one of the main cogs in the Forge machine on the gridiron, playing on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He is a 4 year Varsity Letterman for Coach Bill Brown and the Eagles and has been one of the many bright spots in the Forge 3-0 record during the month and 9-0 record heading into the final regular season game.
Our Female Athlete of the Month for May is Zainab Bangura from the Track team.
Bangura set 3 school records in the 400 (finishing 1st and 4th) @ Conference and Regionals, set another school record in the 200 @ Regionals (finishing 2nd).
She also had personal records in the long jump (2nd place finsih) @ Conference and the Triple Jump (placing 4th) @ Conference. She also finsihed 3rd in the 100 at Conference.
At Regionals she had another personal best (finishing 7th) in the Triple Jump @ Regionals
and she had a season best time in the 100 (finishing 3rd) @ Regionals.
Our Male Athlete of the Month (AoM) is Liam Kauthen from the Track team.
Liam has had a strong spring placing 4th in the 100 @ Conference
He set a school records as the 2nd lead off leg in the 4x100 @ both Conference and Regionals.
Had a personal record placing 4th in the 100 @ Regionals
and was 5th in the 200
Our Female Athlete of the Month for April 2017 is Anna Maupin of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team. This is the second time Anna has captured the award, winning it first in March of 2016. Maupin deposited 32 goals into the back of the net, dished out 12 assists, 24 ground balls, 35 draws, 2 interceptions and caused 8 turnovers.
Maupin led the Eagles to a 5-0 record for the month as they ended April with a perfect 8-0 overall mark. Maupin has announced she will be headed to Catholic University in the fall.
Our Male Athlete of the Month for April 2017 is Jake Wilhelm from the Boys Varsity Lacrosse team. Wilhelm had a blistering month scoring 16 goals and dishing out 9 assists as his team went unbeaten for the month (4-0) and raised their overall record to 7-1 on the year.
Our Male Athletes of the Month for March 2017 are a duo from the Boys Varsity Soccer Team. Defenders Brandon Mello and Bryan Phillips have garnered this award.
The Boys Soccer Team suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss to Mountain View to open the season but since then the team has not given up a goal and they finished the month on a four game winning streak.
Head Coach Adam Spinelli preaches the strength of any team is back to front and while his offense has found its stride, the defense has been suffocating. "These two do a good job limiting the opponents opportunities in front of the goal and they help organize the team in front of them, and help us stay really compact defensively" Spinelli explained.
Our Female Athlete(s) of the Month for March 2017 are the Varsity Girls Basketball Team.
This team had a magical month as they captured the FIRST Girls State Title in School and County History. The Eagles put together an impressive late season run and played better each time they took the floor on its way to the State Title.
A dominating 54-35 vistory over Battlefield, followed by a dominating 58-37 win over Patriot sent the GREEN into the State Title Game at VCU's Siegel Center where they defeated Oakton to put a CHAMPIONSHIP RING to the end of the season.
Our Female Athlete(s) of the Month for February are the Forge Varsity Gymnastics Team.
The team just concluded another incredible season and finished 2nd in the State for the 2nd consecutive year.
Our Male Athlete(s) of the Month for February are our Varsity Wrestling Team.
During the month of February the program captured its 7th State Championship and has
garnered 16 consecutive Conference Championships, 15 consecutive 6A Region Championships and this year was the 3rd 6A State Championship in a row.
James Shellington is our Male Athlete of the Month for January 2017. The Eagles had a record of 8-4 during the month and Shellington was a big part of that success.
The senior has helped the Forge to build a 12-6 record overall on the campaign as the team heads into the Conference portion of the schedule in the race for a high seed in the Conference Tournament and a spot in the 6A South Regional Tournament
Our Female Athlete of the Month of January is Senior Camille Downs of the Varsity Girls Basketball team. Downs helped the Eagles go 6-2 for the month and improve the Forge record to 13-5 on the campaign.
Our Male Athlete of the Month is Senior Ian McTarsney from the Varsity Swim team. Ian is a a senior captain, and a great role model for the team. He is always the first one in the pool at practice and works his hardest every set.
He has improved so much from last year, strives for perfection and is extremely coach able.
Our Female Athlete of the Month of December is Junior Shakira Austin from the Girls Varsity Basketball team. Austin led her team to a 6-3 record for the month averaging 22 points per game with 17 assists per contest and an incredible 31 blocked shots.
Shakira is one of the top ranked recruits in the country and has several offers from some of the top programs.
Our Female Athlete of the Month is Sophomore Allison Fick of the Varsity Cross Country team. Allison is the first back-to-back winner of the AoM since its inception 3 years ago.
Allison concluded a tremendous season in November finishing 5th at the 6A State Cross Country meet.
For the second time this fall, Josh Sarratt of the Varsity Football team has been chosen the Male Athlete of the Month, this time for November.
Josh garnered the award back in September. In November Josh was named to the All Conference 1st Team (Offense) as a wide receiver, 1st Team (Defense) as a defensive back, 2nd Team (Defense) as a punt returner, and 1st Team (Defense) Player of the Year.
Our Male Athlete of the Month for October is Kyle Cardenas from the Varsity Golf Team.
The golf team captured their first Conferece 4 Championship and Cardenas shot a 72 at the 6A Regional. The team finished second in the 6A Region and 4th in the State.
We have CO-Female Athletes for the month of October. Congratulations to Katie Thome from our golf team, and to Allison Fick from our Cross Country team.
Thome placed 7th at the State Tournament and is the first REPEAT winner of the Athlete of the Month, winning it last fall with Chris Rowe of the football team. Fick captured the individual championship at the Conference 4 meet leading the girls team to a 2nd place finish.
Our Male Athlete of the Month for September is Sophomore Josh Sarratt from the Varsity Football team. The man known as "Cheese" has played a pivotal role in securing the Eagles 5-1 record overall, and 2-0 in Conference 4.
Sarratt has found the endzone 9 times for the Eagles and has also been stellar on the defensive side of the ball, recording 22 tackles to go along with 3 interceptions..
Our Male Athlete of the Month for May is Alex Beck of our Varsity Tennis team. Alex was the Eagles #1 singles player with a record of 13-1. Beck also plays doubles on the #1 Doubles team with a record of 12-2. In singles and doubles he qualified for the 6A South Regional tennis tournament as the #1 seed in Conference and helped the boys tennis team earn the #1 seed going into the 6A South regionals.
Our Female Athlete of the Month for May is Freshman Tiana Lewis from our Varsity Track Team. Tiana won two Conference 4 Championships in the High Hurdles and the 400. She also set a new school record in the 400 with a time 57.83 and placed in the 200.
She was also a member of the record setting 4x400 relay team.
Our Female Athlete of the Month for April is Mikayla Cunney of our Varsity Tennis team.
Mikayla has won 11 out of 11 singles matches so far this season with her opponent getting
no more than 3 games.
She is also 10 out of 10 in doubles matches with Jessica Suddreth as the team went 7--0 for
the month of April and 11-0 so far on the year.
Our Male Athlete of the Month for April is Matt Nickles from the baseball team.
Matt is a pitcher and an infielder for the GREEN who went 7-2 for the month.
From the mound Nickles shined winning all seven games he pitched. He had 36.2
innings pitched, walking just 13 batters while striking out 54 during the month.
At the plate he had a .349 batting average which included 3 doubles, 13 runs
batted in and 1 home run.
The Female Athlete of the Month for March is Junior Anna Maupin from the Varsity Girls Lacrosse team.
The Eagles have gone 3-0 to start the season and Maupin has recorded 12 goals, 4 assists, 13 ground balls, and 7 draw controls. Maupin has lead by example both on and off the field and serves as a team captain.
Our male Athlete of the Month for March 2016 is Junior John Burke from the Varsity Boys Soccer team. The Eagles finished the month with a record of 4-0 and has played every minute of the season in goal for the GREEN.
Burke recorded 3 shutouts in those games and made several key saves late in games to shut out Brooke Point, North Stafford and Stafford.
Our Male Athlete(s) of the month are a FIRST for AoM selections. For the first time in school history 3 individuals have been selected for this award.
Sophomore Levi Englman, Junior Marc Garofalo and Senior Robert Winters from our Varsity Wrestling team are our selections.
Englman, Garofalo and Winters won 6A Indiviidual State Titles during the month and helped the Eagles capture their SIXTH State Championship.
Junior Camille Downs is our Female Athlete of the Month for February 2016
Camille led the Eagles season record of 21-5, a Conference 4 Tournament Championship and a 6A South Regional berth.
Senior Carion Eaton from the Varsity Basketball team is the Male Athlete of the Month for January 2016.
Eaton led his team to a 6-0 record during the month leading to a seven game winning streak. The Senior was key in victories over Mountain View, Brooke Point, Massaponax, Stafford, Riverbend and James Monroe.
During the win over Brooke Point on the road, Carion led his team hitting key free throws down the stretch. He also has been the floor general for this young team during his final campaign wearing the FORGE across his chest.
Sophomore Jessie Addo from the Varsity Gymnastics team is the Female Athlete of the Month for January 2016.
She finished 1st in the vault (9.6), Tied for 2nd in Bars (8.85), 4th in Beam (9.325) 3rd in Floor (9.325) and 2nd in All-Around (37.1) at a home quad between Stafford, North Stafford, Brooke Point and Forge in January.
Had a strong performance at the Park View Invitational finishing 2nd in Vault (9.55), 4th in Bars 8.525, 6th in Floor (9.125) and 3rd in All-Around.
Jessie finished 1st in Vault (9.7), 3rd in Bars (8.95), 6th in Beam (9.0), 5th in Floor (9.425 and 3rd in All-Around (3.075).
Her strongest performance came was also her team’s best performance during WinterFest where she finished 1st in Vault (9.75), 2nd in Bars (9.2), 1st in Beam (9.725), and 1st in All-Around (38.025).
Keara Garrity of our Swim Team is our December Female Athlete of the Month.
Keara won 4 out of 5 of the individual events that she swam during the month of December, and qualified for Regionals in the 100 freestyle (0:55) and 200 freestyle (1:59). "Keara is always at practice, always the first one in the water, and she always pushes herself at every practice", said Eagle Coach Megan McDonald.
Robert Winters from our Varsity Wrestling team is the Male Athlete of the Month for December.
Robert was 20-1 in December with 15 of those wins by fall. His only loss came on a 7-5 decision to the number 5 ranked wrestler in the country at 220 and eventual Champion of the Beast of the East.
Winters is ranked #2 in the nation at 220.
Our Female Athlete of the Month for November is Junior Sierra Espeland from the Field Hockey team.
Sierra served as Captain of this years squad.
She had a 93% save percentage on the season and garnered Goalie of the Year
honors in Conference 4, as well as First Team All Conference.
In 2014, Sierra was selected Goalie of the Year in both Conference 4 and the 6A South Region as a sophomore when she finished with a 96% save percentage for the year.
Sierra also has been busy behind the scenes as this fall she was selected as the "Junior Voice of the Eagles" and became the first female in school history to call JV football games. She will continue that job calling boys and girls basketball this winter, and JV baseball during the spring.
The Eagles Female Athlete of the Month for September is Volleyball Middle Hitter, Senior Nori Thomas. Nori has led her Forge team to a perfect 8-0 record during the month of September and 10-2 overall on the year.
She is a 4 year Varsity player for the Eagles Volleyball team despite battling injuries throughout. Thomas is such a good kid but a tremendous competitor when she steps on the floor.
That fire fuels her as an athlete and will help drive her team to the next level the remainder of the schedule.
The Forge Male Athlete of the Month is Eagle Outside Linebacker, #31 Senior Connor Riddle. Connor, affectionately known as "The Riddler" has been the cornerstone of the defense this season...his third Varsity campaign.
The Riddler has 42 solo tackles, and a total of 74 total tackles on the year. Five of those tackles have resulted in loss of yardage. "The Riddler" has 2 interceptions on the year, one of which he took back to the house for an Eagle Touchdown.
Connor also has 2 blocked kicks, 1 blocked punt, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery. Clearly...."The Riddler" has been the key to the GREEN defense so far this season and now it earns him the Forge Male Athlete of the Year for September.
Our Male Athlete of the Month for November is Senior Chris Amador of the Cross Country team. Chris has been a member of the CC team for 3 years.
He was the leading runner in every race this past season for the boys team. He finished in the top 15 at the Conference 4 Championships this fall and competed in the 6A South
His season best time was 17:23.
The Female Athlete of the Month for October 2015 is Varsity Golfer, Junior Katie Thome. Katie began the year as the 4th seeded golfer for Coach B.J. Tucker's squad, but finished the final two tournaments of the year (the Conference Tournament and the Boys Regional Tournament) as the second seeded golfer.
Thome has been in the top six for the past two years. Her tournament results with this years' Varsity team are as follows:
@ Laurel Hills she shot an 82 (4th best on the team)
@ The Bear Invitational she shot a one over par 73 (BEST on the team).
@ The Patriot Invitational an 83 (3rd on the team)
Thome won the Zone 3 qualifier tournament for the second year in a row to advance to the Girls State Tournament. At the State Tournament Katie shot an 80 and a 76 for a two day total of 156, finishing 18th out of a field of 62 golfers. She finished first among all local golfers.
The Male Athlete of the Month for October 2015 is Eagle Linebacker Chris Rowe. C-Rowe has helped an Eagle defense go 8-1 overall and currently 5-0 in Conference 4 with one game remaining in the regular season.
Coach Bill Brown has even used the Senior as a blocking tight end on the offensive side of the ball. As a linebacker, Rowe has made 49 tackles so far on the year, 21 of them the solo variety, and 28 assisted tackles. On two of Chris' tackles he's sent the ball carrier back for a loss on the play.
Rowe has also had 2.5 sacks, forced 1 fumble and intercepted 1 pass so far this year.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Jessie Close of our Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team on her selection as the Padrino's II Female Athlete of the Month for April 2018.
Jessie helped the Eagles go 5-1 for the month by contributing 2 goals, 4 assists for 6 points. She also had 33 draw controls, 42 loose ball controls and 24 caused turnovers.
Forge Athletics wouldl like to congratulate Senior Brando Sizemore of our Boys Varsity Lacrosse team on his selection as the Padrino's II Male Athlete of the Mond for April 2018.
The Eagles registered a 4-3 mark for the month with Sizemore finding the back of the net 20 times, while dishing out 3 assists for a total of 23 points.
Forge Athletics would like to congratulate Senior Elyssia Smith of the Varsity Volleyball team on her selection as the Female Athlete of the Month for October 2018
Smith has provided a valuable net presence for the Eagles this year as they finished second in the Commonwealth District after completing the biggest turnaround in program history with a 19-3 regular season finish, and a berth in the Region 6B Tournament.
Forge Atletics would like to congratulate Junior Madden Lowe of the Varsity Football team on his selection as the Male Athlete of the Month for October 2018.
Lowe is in his first year as quarterback for the Eagles and has led a powerful offense to and undefeated 9-0 season so far as the Eagles seek a second straight undefeated regular season.