What a week for George Mason High’s Violet Miller.
Shortly after being named the Bull Run District Player of the year at the end of the district tournament a few days ago, she reached the century mark in goals scored for a career on Monday.
Yes, that’s 1-0-0.
“She’s the role-model player,” said Mustangs head coach Jennifer Parsons. “She’s not selfish.
“It was a great atmosphere,” the coach continued. “She was excited. It’s not a mark many reach.”
Parsons added that for Miller to score a hundred goals in a high school career is even more impressive because her star senior played a center-mid position for two seasons.
“It’s pretty remarkable,” Parsons said.
Miller’s century-reaching goals came during Mason’s 12-0 shellacking of Stonewall Jackson High out of the Shenandoah Valley at home in the Region B quarterfinals on Monday.
The Mustangs play in the Region B semifinals tonight against Riverhead High, also from the Shenandoah area.
Including Clarke and Madison high schools, the Bull Run District features three team in the Region B semifinals.
“It is a strong district,” Parsons said.
Against Stonewall Jackson, Miller led the way with four goals, all coming in the first half.
Parson was hoping for a little tougher challenge in the regional playoffs.
“It is tough,” the coach said. “You’re getting ready for the state tournament. We need that type of competition.”
Heading into the regional semifinals against Riverhead on Wednesday, Parsons said she wasn’t very familiar with the opponent.
“I’m not sure what to expect from them,” she said.
In addition to Miller, Leah Roth, Elle Silverman, Claire Trevisan and Hannah Walker all made the Bull Run District first team. Katja Butts and Maggie Mascarenhas were named to the second team.
Mason now stands at 15-4 overall. Parsons said she’s looking to mix things up as far as her team’s approach in the playoffs.
“Everybody is looking to beat us,” she said, noting the Mustangs status as three-time defending champs. “We’re trying to change a few things up. We’re going into attack mode.”
“It worked out well.”