CONGRATULATIONS to December's Athletes of the Month: Meaghan Gilmore and Calvin Shields
Meaghan has stepped up to become a leader of the girls’ Varsity Gymnastics team. Her dedication, drive to improve and upbeat attitude has helped propel the team to the next level. During practice she never stops working and is a great example of what is expected as a South County gymnast. In our first three meets, Meaghan has competed on all four events and recently finished 5th all-around, 3rd on floor exercise and 3rd on vault with her highest score to date of a 8.95, only .05 away from a perfect score! Not only is Meaghan always willing to go the extra mile to help the team succeed, she is always there to help the coaches and her teammates when they need something. Meaghan is not only an outstanding gymnast, she is a wonderful person and enjoyable to coach.
Calvin shows outstanding teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership for the swim team. As a senior, he is an outstanding role model for the younger swimmers on the team. He is always thriving to improve himself, and his dedication to the team is superb. He ensures that the younger swimmers are ready for their events, excited and energetic. If the coaches ask for assistance, he is always the first one to volunteer. Over the last three meets, Calvin has improved his 100 free time by half of a second, his 200 Individual Medley time by one second, and his 100 backstroke by 2 seconds! During our meet against Lake Braddock Calvin out touched the Lake Braddock relay team to propel his team to a second place finish. Calvin will be attending Virginia Tech Engineering program in the 2019 fall.