Athletic Director's News
Regular Sports Practice Schedules
Varsity sports practices: Generally run from 4 pm-5:30 pm during the school year, Mon-Friday, unless they are canceled by severe weather. Occasionally a varsity coach will give his/her team a day off and your student-athlete will know that in advance. In the case of the gym being occupied for MS home games(volleyball and/or basketball) there will not be a place for varsity volleyball or basketball to practice thus canceling practice and this is usually known in advance.
Middle School sports practices: 8th period Monday-Thursday.
Middle School projected return times from away games the next two weeks: Please keep in mind that a number of factors can impact these timees; stoppage of play, traffic, games starting on time and/or stops for dinner:
Away games: Please provide your student with money to buy dinner on the way back from any away game.
All student-athletes must have a current physical dated after June 1, 2016 to participate. Physical forms are available on our website to download.
Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association Sportsmanship Code of Conduct
Philosophy- The VISAA believes that interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the total educational program. High standards of behavior, scholarship, and citizenship are important to a sound athletic program. Students volunteering to participate in athletics should assume these responsibilities and will lead by example in demonstrating fairness, respect, and self-control. Athletes, coaches, officials and fans shall at all times conduct themselves in a reasonable and sportsmanlike manner. Each person will be responsible for his or her words and actions at all VISAA Events and shall adhere to the Code of
The Lady Owls traveled to Chelsea Academy for a DAC game on 4/26/17. The Knights did all of the scorning in the game for a 7-0 win. Our record is 1-5 overall and 1-4 in the DAC on the season.
Middle School Lacrosse
The Owls game on 4/25/17 with Culpeper Lacrosse was rained out. There were no other games scheduled for the week. Our record is 3-0 on the season.
Middle School Soccer
The Lady Owls traveled to Rappahannock County for the VMSC semi-finals on 4/27/17. The game had been delayed for two days due to rain. The girls played a good game. The Panthers scored three first half goals but the girls kept them out of the net in the second half. The Panthers advanced with a 3-0 win, knocking the girls out of the tournament. The girls finished with a 2-3-2 record for the season. Congratulations to Coach Adkins, Coach Pankow and the team for a good season.
WCDS' Tanner Perry selected to receive VIAAA Youngblood Scholarship
Tanner Perry of WCDS was selected by the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association(VIAAA) Scholarship Committee to receive a $1,500.00 John C. Youngblood Scholarship. John C. Youngblood was the founding father of the VIAAA and NIAAA. The VIAAA awards six $1,500.00 scholarships annually to deserving high school seniors from all over the state. Perry was selected out of a pool of independent school applicants from Virginia. Perry is the sixth WCDS student-athlete to be award this scholarship. He will be recognized, along with the other scholarship winners and many professionals, at the awards luncheon at annual VIAAA conference in Roanoke, Virginia on March 31st.
Mike Costello, CAA –Athletic Director at WCDS and lifetime member of the VIAAA and NIAAA: “ Tanner is very deserving of this scholarship. The committee was impressed not only by his academic accomplishments and athletic accomplishments but also by his commitment to community service, the environment and the sciences. He will be able to put this scholarship to good use as he pursues his passion for the sciences at Virginia Tech next fall. We are certainly proud of Tanner for all he has accomplished and how he as wonderfully represented WCDS in the class room , on the fields and in the community. He joins five other past winners from WCDS in this significant recognition : Christine Pankow, Rachel DuMez, Michael O’Heir, Maeve Dale and Shane O’Heir .”
WCDS Athletes of the Month of February 2017
Male: Lucas DuMez(Front Royal , VA) –Varsity Swimming
Lucas DuMez certainly put Wakefield Country Day School on the map during the month of February. He started the month at the VISAA Division II Invitational Championship at the Freedom Center where he took the Gold medal in 100 Butterfly and the Silver in 100 Backstroke. Then he was the Co-Swimmer of the Meet at our DAC Championship in Warrenton on February 11th after winning both of his events his events handily and setting a new conference record in 100 Butterfly. For that performance, he was recognized as a 2-event All-Conference swimmer. And finally, at the VISAA State Championship on February 17-18th at Virginia Tech, Lucas took 5th place in 100 Butterfly and 6th place in 100 Backstroke. With those swims, Lucas single-handedly scored 27th points to earn 19th place for WCDS, beating all other DAC Schools but one in the process. Certainly a good month for Lucas DuMez.
Head Coach Jim Koehr: “I’ve been watching Lucas DuMez swim since he first started at Wakefield Country Day School. There have been a number of good swimmers from WCDS, but I don’t think there is much doubt that Lucas is the best male swimmer ever produced by WCDS. He may even be the best swimmer period, but I think he’s sister Rachel may have something to say about that. .Lucas has been a joy to watch and a joy to coach. He was not just one of the most talented and popular swimmers on the WCDS swim team, he was also one of the most talented and popular swimmers on the Seton Swim Team.”
Female: Tatumn Vaught(Huntly , Va.) –Varsity Girls’ Basketball
Senior captain Tatumn Vaught led her team in the month. She had two double figure scoring games scoring 11 points in a big 33-11 win over Saint Michael’s on 2/2/17-effectively scoring as many points as the entire Warriors’ team! She scored 12 points in a loss to Chelsea Academy in the DAC DII quarterfinals on 2/21/17. She earned a spot on the ALL-Delaney Athletic Conference team for the third straight year as chosen by the DAC coaches. She finished her career like she always played it, completing hard and with a determination that is not always found in athletes. Her leadership and nose for scoring will be missed on the team next year.
WCDS Head Coach Colleen O’Bryant: “ Tatum Vaught has brought a sense of tenure and athleticism to the team in February, although the season ended up being not quite what we wanted. Tate persevered and played her hardest all while encouraging others to do the same. “
2016-2017 Team Awards
Middle School Girls’ Basketball
Most Valuable Player: Anika Pruntel
Co -Coaches’ Award: Emma O’Neill and Beverly Eborn
Middle School Boys’ Basketball:
Most Valuable Player: John Mullins
Most Improved Player: River Robinson
Coaches’ Award: Owen Schuster
Varsity Girls’ Basketball:
Most Valuable Player: Tatumn Vaught
Most Improved Player: Elizabeth Burns
Coaches’ Award: Anna Schuster
Varsity Boys’ Basketball:
Most Valuable Player: Chris O’Heir
Most Improved Player: Gage Landis
Co-Coaches’ Award: Kevin He and Jeremy Kwolek
Most Valuable Swimmer: Lucas DuMez
Most Improved Swimmer: Kathryn Phillippe
Coach’s Award: Bridgette Larsen
2016-2017 ALL-DAC ATHLETES
Lucas DuMez-First Team
DAC Division II Girls' Basketball
Tatumn Vaught-First Team
Josephine Burns-First Team
DAC Division II Boys' Basektball
Connor Glennon-First Team
Chris O'Heir-First Team
Gage Landis-Second Team
Lucas DuMez broke the DAC 100 Butterfly record
WCDS' Lucas DuMez broke the DAC 100 Butterfly record at the DAC Championship meet at the WARF on 2/11/17. He was also the champion in the 100 Backstroke. DuMez was selected as the DAC CO-Male Swimmer of the Year for 2016-17 based on his performances.
Union Bank and Trust partners with WCDS to replace scoreboard in the WCDS gym
We had been trying for a few years to establish possible partners to work with us to replace the ageing scoreboard in the gym at WCDS. Issues with the board and it’s old technology were apparent and after some discussions with Mike Leake and Jason Brady (with the help of Nikki Brady) at Union Bank and Trust we began to more formally form a plan to replace the board. Union Bank and Trust has partnered with the school on other projects and also is the bank of the Delaney Athletic Conference and Valley Middle School Conference.
We were able to agree on a solid plan to replace the board with Union Bank and Trust donating $1,000.00 a year in July for five successive years to cover the cost of the board over the period of time. This partnership will benefit the students, staff and faculty at WCDS for many years to come. The board is not only used for three levels of volleyball, four levels of basketball, physical education classes but it is also used for special events such annual field day games. Any event held in our gym gives the board and bank exposure.
Quote from Mike Costello, CAA-Athletic Director WCDS: “ This is a great partnership with Union Bank and Trust that will greatly benefit not only our student-athletes, coaches and families but our student body as a whole. It is truly a win-win situation for WCDS and Union Bank and Trust and were are very thankful for this partnership. “
For families who need more information about sports travel and location of opponents:
Log into wcdsva.org and click on the Athletics tab at the top. At the top of the page you will see a section entitled Athletic Director’s News. Here you will find information about expected travel times for Middle School teams. For any athletic event click on the calendar to the right, on the specific day of interest. The games for the day will come up. If you click on the game in which you are interested, directions, a phone number and map will appear.
MS Girls' Basketball 2009, 12-0
VAR Boys' Soccer 2011, 14-0
MS Boys' Lacrosse 2014, 6-0
Delaney Athletic Conference Division II Championships
Boys' Soccer: Regular Season: 2009, 2010 (undefeated), 2011, 2012, 2013.2015 and Tournament: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015