Eagles News · SVHS Athletics Weekly Update-Week of February 4th-Spring Registration-is live-Poms take 3rd at Counties-Indoor track-multiple regional champions.

Good morning SV Community,

What a great past week for Seneca Valley Athletics!

We are in our 2nd full week of the semester. Please remind all of our Seneca Valley students the importance of starting out the semester strong and not falling behind. As a parent/guardian- please make sure to register for the mymcps parental portal and monitor their grades. With this access, you will always know where they stand academically and how you can assist them at home to perform at their highest level.  You should NEVER be surprised by their grades at the end of the quarter and they need your support and assistance to keep them on track.

Please see notes and updates below.

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The Bocce team took part in the MCPS Division Championships this past Saturday at Damascus High School.  The team upset host Damascus in the first round 11-8, but then fell in the 2nd round 13-8 to Clarksburg. The team lost its final match of the day to Watkins Mill 11-5 to finish fourth in the division. It was a great season for the team!

The Wrestling team wrapped up their regular season with three matches this past week. On Tuesday, the team fell to Wheaton 50-24, but Elvis Gomez and Josepth Muturi both picked up pin fall victories. On Tuesday we also recognized our two senior wrestlers; Mason Knopf and  Jose Marquez Ventura

The team then took on Clarksburg and Wootton on Saturday. Joseph Arana and Semaj won all of their matches and Jacob Bishop and Wesley Robson had strong efforts, but the team fell 64-17 to Clarksburg and 54-9 to Wootton.

The Swim and Dive team participated in the Division IV Championships and a solid day.  The girls finished 4th in the division and boys finished 5th. Congratulations to Division Champions Hannah Montau (Diving) and Kai Vilbig (100 Breast).  Several members will participate in the prestigious metro’s event this weekend at the Germantown Swim Center. Participating will be Hannah Montau (defending champion-diving), Lauren Badger, Illy McCabe, Kai Vilbig, and Isaac McCabe.


The Indoor track team had a very busy week, participating in Counties and the Regional championships this past week. Several members did very well and we had a few regional champions and several qualify for states in two weeks. Please note the highlights below.

Tuesday- MCPS Championships

Deborah Gnoumou -pr’d in the 55 hurdles- 9.22 seconds

Giselle Badoo-improved on her own school record -55 dash- 7.39 seconds

Sahirra Burgess- also pr’d in 55 dash -7.92 seconds

Neil Prescott pr’d in 55 dash- 7.34 seconds

Girls 4 x 800 – a whopping 23 second improvement- 10:50.45- Ever Elegon, Corrine Gesse, Vivian Barros, Vanessa Ventura

Deborah Gnoumou and Corrine Gesse- Pr’d- 300 dash

Shy’yon Frazier pr’d- 300 dash- 39.58

Sarah Wentling- improved on her 1600 time by 6 seconds

Giselle Badoo- 5th place finish 55 dash

4 x 200 – runs season best 1:49.93- Sahirra Burgess, Deborah Gnoumou, Ever Elegon  and Giselle Badoo

Saturday- 2A west Regional Championships

Alycia Rivera and Deborah Gnoumou-tie for 6th in high jump- both qualified for states

Deoborah Gnoumou- ***Regional Champion 55 hurdles- qualifying for States

Freshman Giselle Badoo- ***Regional Champion 55 dash- 7.42- qualifying for states

Girls 4 x 200 – 2nd place – Qualified for States

Girls 4 x 400- **Regional Champion- State Qualified- Sahirra Burgess, Deborah Gnoumou, Ever Elegon and Giselle Badoo

Boys 4 x 400 -placed 4th- qualified for states

**Girls finish 3rd overall at Regions- 55 points

Great job by all and we are looking forward to seeing them perform at states

The Varsity Boys Basketball team had a very busy week- with three games.  On Monday the team picked up a solid 55-53 win over Magruder.  The team took a loss to a very solid Gaithersburg team on Wednesday 74-56, but bounced back with a dominating performance over perennial 4A powerhouse Quince Orchard 78-65, led by Sophomore Mazae Blakes 42 points, including 11 three pointers.

The JV  boys team wrapped up their season with back to back losses; 66-41 to Magruder and 70-60 to Gaithersburg.

The Varsity Girls Basketball team also had a very busy week- playing Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On Monday, the team had a solid game and defeated Magruder 54-45 on the road. The team took on a very tough Gaithersburg team on the road on Wednesday and dropped a 59-31 decision. The team returned home on Friday, but fell short to Quince Orchard 42-26.

The JV team wrapped  a successful season by splitting their two games this week and finish the season 9-6. The team defeated Magruder 34-20 on Monday and then fell to Gaithersburg 64-43 on Wednesday.

Our Pom’s squad had a great weekend at Counties this weekend. The team took home 3rd place and Captain Vivian Nguyen picked up 2nd place captain. The girls worked so hard all year and it really paid off.  Congratulations to all of our team members and Head Coach Shaneil Turnbull.

Special thanks to the Girls Basketball team who showed up to support the team.


 The Athletic department would like to remind all student athletes and parent/guardians of student athletes that student athletes are required to be in class every day for all 7 periods. A parental note is not an excused absence.

We would also like to remind all student athletes that they are required to change and participate in pe in order to participate in a practice or game that day.

And finally a reminder that all of our student athletes have made a commitment to excellence and therefore should be attending practice every day and failure to do so may lead to dismissal from the their team.


Student athletes interested Spring Sports should make sure to contact their coaches for information regarding off season workouts, spirit wear and tryout needs. Student athletes should also look for information over the next three weeks regarding mandatory online registration. All coaches contact information is available on our website www.svhsathletics.org

The window to register for Spring Sports opened this past Thursday. As of the penning of this email- 25 SVHS students have registered. Please  note the picture below for more assistance.


**There are further instructions on our website under the MORE tab and then Files and Links**

Contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin- if you need assistance with this process.

Please note this information also

During registration, parents/guardians will need to verify information about the student-athlete’s medical providers, health insurance, health history, immunizations, physical exams and medications. MCPS Form SR-8, Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation for Athletics must be completed prior to student participation in tryouts and practices.  Parent/guardians can provide a hard copy to the athletic director OR upload the Clearance Page.

Registration for spring sports should be completed by February 27th.  The first day of tryouts/practices for Spring sports is March 1 2018.

Registration Quick Tips

Step 1: Open the Athletic Registration Application from the myMCPS Parent Portal

  • Chrome is the recommended internet browser
  • The athletics registration platform has been revamped and is mobile friendly

Step 2: Review the instructions for completing Athletic Registration forms

Step 3: Complete the Athletic Registration Forms

  • Contact the student’s school to update demographic information in student-athletes record if incorrect information is displayed

Step 4: Review and Submit Athletic Registration Forms

  • Parent/guardians should print or save a Submission Confirmation page for their records

Student-athletes should submit a hard copy of the Physical Clearance Form to Athletic Director Jesse Irvin only IF the form was not uploaded electronically during the online registration process


As of January 29TH- we are in jeopardy of not having a Coed  season if we are unable to find a coach. If interested- please apply via the mcps careers website and contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin.


The Boys tennis team will hold an interest meeting in Room 131 after school on Wednesday, February 4th, all boys interested in tennis, please make sure you attend.

The Boys Lacrosse team will hold an interest meeting in room 4 at lunch on Thursday, February 5th, all boys interested in lacrosse, please make sure to attend.


A reminder that we are in need of parent/guardian volunteers to work all home Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball games to help raise funds for our booster club. This is the main source of funds for the club and need everyone to pitch in.

Please visit the following link to sign up.



Varsity Basketball -Doubleheader-Tuesday, February 6th at Richard Montgomery HS- Varsity Boys 5:30 pm/ Varsity Girls 7:15 pm

Swim and Dive- Metro Championships- Thursday, February 6th– Saturday, February 8th– Germantown Indoor Swim Center

Varsity Basketball- Doubleheader- Friday, February 7th vs. Northwest HS Varsity Girls- 5:30/ Varsity Boys 5:30 pm

Wrestling- JV Tournament- Gaithersburg HS- Saturday, February 10th at Gaithersburg HS- 8 am.

Please contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin if you have any questions or concerns.