Digiulian takes gold at Pan-Am competition
Alexandria teen climber Sasha DiGiulian made yet another addition to her ever-growing trophy collection late last month with a win at the inaugural Pan American Championships in Quito, Equador.
DiGiulian, 17, finished atop the lead climbing field the form of ascension using ropes, her strongest discipline and ended up fourth in bouldering. She was the only female to top the course in all three stages of the event.
In January, DiGiulian won the gold medal at the Sport Climbing Series National Championship in Salt Lake City. A month after that, she finished fourth at the American Bouldering Series finals held at Alexandrias SportRock climbing center.
With her school year coming to a close, DiGiulian is about to embark on a busy summer climbing schedule with extensive travel in Europe and a likely appearance in the pre-world championship event in Arco, Italy in late July.
Maroon honor top spring athletes
Last Thursday, Episcopal honored its athletes of the spring sports season for their outstanding performances, team spirit and dedication at the schools annual spring sports awards dinner. Each team, varsity and jayvee, recognized its own MVP, most improved player and a coaches award winner.
The most valuable players on varsity this year were: Lorenzo Chaves (baseball), Bethany Gordon (girls crew), Connor Gallegos (boys lacrosse), M.C. McLellan (girls lacrosse), Peter Pritchard (boys tennis), Sarah Dillard (girls track), Archie Odenyo (boys track), Nancy Walker (softball), Angie Phillips (girls tennis) and Bailey Patrick (golf).
Titan boys bow out of regional tourney
The lone T.C. Williams spring squad to make the regional playoffs, the boys soccer team failed to make it past its first-round matchup with Chantilly on May 25, suffering a 3-1 season-ending loss. The Titans (6-10-3) were unable to match the Chargers offensive firepower and, trailing 2-1 at the half, were done in by Rey Chavezs second-half goal, which sealed the win for the hosts.
T.C. had advanced to the regional tournament with their 1-0 win against Annandale in the first round of the Patriot District tournament on May 17. Their bid for a league championship game appearance fell short with a 3-2 overtime loss to Lake Braddock on May 19.