This morning in chapel the returning members of the St. Johnsbury Academy girls and boys 2012 state championship teams presented the school with their state champs banners! The girls team also presented their first place trophy from last weekend’s NMH tournament. Go Saint J!
UP CIT Ava Schein pulls down the winning goal in the state championship finals!
This is the 7th year the tournament has been run, and the first time a girls division has been possible. Overall, 17 teams competed in the open division and 5 in the girls. The JV squad also did quite well, going 3-3 with two wins over varsity teams and finishing 10th after initially being seeded 15th.
This is the boys second state title. They last won in 2007.
In the finals, the boys took down BFA Faixfax 15-4 with wonderfully a wonderfully patient short game. The girls also went up against BFA Fairfax in the finals, coming out with the win 13-9 with terrific person defense and great mid-field completions.
You can read local press coverage of the tournament right here: