W.T. Woodson senior Courtney Arnold had teammates to hug, friends to talk to and trophies to hoist.
After the Cavaliers' girls' lacrosse team had finished up a 20-4 victory over Albemarle on Saturday in the unofficial Virginia AAA championship, Arnold certainly didn't have enough time to properly describe a senior season that included two state championships.
"You want me to talk for two hours?" Arnold asked. "I could go on forever. It's been amazing."
In addition to Arnold, seniors Jackie Bryan and Megan Cassara, junior Ashley McCulloch and sophomores Michaela Seigo and Danielle Brown played on both W.T. Woodson's field hockey team (which won the school's first field hockey state title in the fall) and girls' lacrosse team. Bryan and McCulloch also played on the Cavaliers girls' basketball team that finished with a 24-4 record -- one of the best in school history.
"We have great athletes at this school," Bryan said. "But our athletes are fueled by our great coaches and a great support system."
Bryan played girls' soccer (a program that also won a state title this spring) as a freshman, sophomore and junior, but decided to play lacrosse this season. She made an immediate impact and anchored a defense that yielded just 5.4 goals per game during the postseason.
Arnold and McCulloch, meanwhile, keyed a high-scoring attack that averaged 17.75 goals per game in the postseason.
It was arguably the best of the five teams Coach Darah Bonham led to state titles in his 10-year career.
"You want to be playing your best in May, and these guys did," said Bonham, who resigned as coach to become W.T. Woodson's athletic director next year. "They did an awesome job of pulling it all together. "
Said Albemarle Coach Jackie Hartley: "They've got great stick skills, they're fast, they're smart and their goalie's very good -- very smart and very aggressive."