School Board Recognizes Fall WPIAL Champions
November 19, 2012
|Coaches and athletes from girls cross country, girls volleyball and girls singles tennis after their recognition at the School Board meeting Monday night.
The School Board recognized the achievements of our girls cross country team, girls volleyball team and girls singles tennis player on winning the WPIAL Championship in their respective sports this fall. Congratulations to our WPIAL Champions and all of our teams and coaches for the hard work, perseverance and sportsmanship they demonstrated in the meets, games and matches throughout the season.
Girls Cross Country
The Mt. Lebanon High School girls cross country team and Coach Ron Schreiner won the Section 6 title with an undefeated record. The Blue Devils also won every major invitational, including the Tri-State Coaches Association. As they moved on to the WPIAL championship meet, the team dominated the field, winning the programís seventh district title with 49 points and placing four runners in the top 10. The team completed their exceptional season with a 5th place finish at PIAA championship. Their successful season adds to rich tradition of cross country at the high school.
Junior Callie Frey became the first student in the last 29 years at the high school to win the WPIAL girls singles tennis championship. Mt. Lebanon had not had a singles champion since 1983, but Callie broke that streak by defeating her opponent from Upper St. Clair, 6-2, 6-0, to capture the WPIAL Class AAA championship. Callie then advanced through the PIAA singles playoffs to the championship game and brought home the silver medal in match attended by many Blue Devil supporters. Callie had an outstanding season, ending it as one of the top two players in the state.
The Mt. Lebanon girls volleyball is another team with a strong tradition of excellence at the high school. This season, Coach Jeff Schilling and his team finished first in their section. They moved through the WPIAL playoffs capping off their run by winning the programís third WPIAL championship in six years. The team finished the season in the state quarter finalists and tied for fifth in the state.