Academy announces awards

Chelsea Academy winter sports award winners include, front, from left, Ana Sotelo and Rose Sladky, and in the back from left, Jack Schaffer, John Briggs, Galen Rohr, Max Nicholson. Winners not in the photo are Paul Buono, Rachel Li, Billy Zhao and Jeff Liang. Photo courtesy of Chelsea Academy

Chelsea Academy of Front Royal held its annual Winter Sports Banquet on Feb. 19. Three
awards were presented to each team. The Joan of Arc/Lionheart award recognizes players who show dedication and team spirit. This year’s winners are:

• Girls basketball: Ana Sotelo, Joan of Arc; Rachel Li, most valuable player; and Rose Sladky, most improved player;

• Junior varsity boys basketball: Max Nicholson, Lionheart; Paul Buono, most valuable player; Billy Zhao, most improved player;

• Varsity boys basketball: John Briggs, Lionheart; Galen Rohr and Jeff Liang, most valuable player; Jack Schaffer, most improved player.

Speakers during the ceremony included Micah Willard, school athletic director, and school basketball coaches Lisa Hartley, Jonathan Brand and Brendan Krebs.