Fall sports power rankings

Carter MacKinnon, Staff Reporter

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1. Volleyball

Coming in at first this week is the George Mason varsity volleyball team. The team is on a six-game winning streak, outscoring their opponents 18 sets to three in that span. The team is composed of only juniors and sophomores, in what was supposed to be a “rebuilding year”. However, the team is already back to their winning ways.

2. Cross Country

Cross Country team poses for a photo.

Female members of the XC team pose for a photo during a meet. Left to right: sophomores Hedda Jakerskog, Katharine Hart, Megan Mann, Lauren Mellon, Lena Csaszi, Natalee Cannon, Megan Clinton, Julia Diaz, Emerson Mellon, Smridhi Madan, and Anisha Agrawal.

Number two is the cross country team, which is undefeated this year. Top times from their last meet include a 17:15 5K from junior Colson Board and a 20:50 5K from sophomore Lauren Mellon. Despite the loss of many top performers who graduated, the XC team is still looking strong.

3. Football

Mason player runs past opposing team during play.

Senior running back Connor Plaks (23) runs the ball past a Sidwell defender. Photo by Stella Turner.

Football comes in at number three, with the boys having a 3-2 record on the year. They are on a three-game winning streak with a point differential of +106 in that span. After coming off the Homecoming game win, the team will have a bye week. 

4. Field Hockey

Field hockey comes in at fourth – they are on a three-game win streak. Two of the games were conference games, where Mason beat tough competitors Kettle Run and Fauquier. The team is 6-6 on the year. Junior Ashley Zigler leads the team in goals with 12 on the season.

5. Golf

Golf team posing for a picture

The golf team, pictured left to right: junior Ryan Fletchall, senior Tucker Gaskins, senior Drew Langford, Coach Carrico, sophomore Jack Biggs, sophomore Gordon Davig, and freshman Max Saaty.

Coming in at fifth place is the golf team. The team finished fourth of six teams in the district and seventh of 11 in the region. Unfortunately, the team did not qualify for states, yet sophomore Jack Biggs earned all-district honors this year.