WOODSTOCK -- Lisa Rhodes noticed a real change in her players even early on in the softball season. The Central softball coach saw her players being much more positive and that positivity led to a special season for the Falcons.
FRONT ROYAL -- Warren County girls soccer coach Mike Carpenter wasn't surprised to see senior forward Kelsea Potts sending shots into the net on a regular basis this past season. After all, Potts entered this spring as the school's all-time leading scorer and had set a Wildcats single-season scoring record with 18 goals during her sophomore season in 2012.
STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy girls soccer coach Dustin Wheelock wanted to put the best competition possible on the Patriots' schedule in the months leading up to the 2014 spring season.
STEPHENS CITY -- Shenandoah Valley Christian Academy's boys soccer coach Dustin Wheelock foresaw the potential benefits of moving senior Austin Stover up in the Patriots' offensive formation before the start of the season last fall.
FRONT ROYAL -- Jeannie Tallent has to be a jack of all trades as a tennis coach. Sometimes she's like a psychiatrist. Other times she has to be a friend, a motivator, a mother. Throughout the season she did all of it well in leading Warren County's girls tennis team to its best season in school history.
WOODSTOCK --Two years ago, Sam Barbour decided to give tennis a shot, at the urging of his best friend, Bobby Loveland. In just a short period of time, Barbour's game grown by leaps and bounds and the sport has come naturally to him.
WOODSTOCK -- Luke Robinson had his eye on coaching tennis for a number of years. The Central graduate had thought about coaching at his alma mater, and this past offseason everything finally fell into place for him.