George Mason High School’s varsity girls and boys soccer teams won the 2A Virginia High School League championships on Saturday, June 11 at Radford University. It was the ninth consecutive championship for the Mustang girls and the fourth consecutive title for the Mustang boys.
Sophomore midfielder Victoria Rund led the Mustangs with a hat trick in the 6-1 championship win over Radford High School, who came in the game with an unbeaten record. Junior midfielder/forward Rebecca Crouch, who was named to the Washington Post’s All-Met Second Team, scored two goals and senior Corrine Carson, who was named to the Washington Post’s All-Met Honorable Mentions, scored one goal in the title win, the team’s first without former head coach Jennifer Parsons, who led the Mustangs to eight straight state titles. It was the first state championship win for the girls soccer head coach Allison Klink.
Senior forward Elliot Mercado, who was named to the Washington Post’s All-Met First Team, led the Mustangs with a hat trick in another 6-1 championship win, this one over Bruton High School. Senior midfielder Grant Goodwin, who was to the Washington Post’s All-Met Honorable Mentions, scored a goal in the match, as did senior forward Donal Reyes de Leon and sophomore defender Daniel SanGiovanni.
Both the girls and boys soccer teams finished the year with only one loss and the boys soccer team outscored opponents 145-6 throughout the season. Mercado finished the season with 122 goals, a Mason record.