The Loudoun County Patriots wrapped up the 2020-21 season with a celebration last Saturday. This was a remarkable year but a blessed one for the Patriots. All of the Patriots' teams played a full slate of games without having any Covid outbreaks. The organization is thankful for God's goodness. Also, a special thanks to all the parents, players, facilities, and referees for making this season possible.
The Varsity Boys finished 21-8, 17-3 vs. homeschooled teams. They placed second in the Virginia State Tournament and 7th out of 32 teams at the East Coast Nationals Tournament in Gatlinburg, TN, finishing 4-2 at the tournament and making it to the championship bracket. Chris Ziemnick was named team MVP, while James Mallicoat took home the first-ever Patriot award. Five Patriots players graduated and played their final season: Dylan Collins, Caleb Gilanshah, Terran Hays, James Mallicoat, and Chris Ziemnick.
While the previous two years saw the Patriots with one of the strongest homeschool basketball teams on the east coast, this was a rebuilding year, as the girls only had one player return from last year's Varsity team. Since many young players were added to the team, they played at the JV level at the state and national tournaments. Overall, the team was 6-10, going 5-6 against JVG teams, and 1-4 against V teams. The team finished the season strong and have a core group of girls who will be together for the next few years.
The JV Boys finished 4th at East Coast Nationals in the 3A Division.
The Middle School Boys team had a full season this past year and consisted of a regular team (10 players) and practice squad (9 players). The regular team had 11 games (7-4) and two practice squad games (2-0). As is usually the case with middle school, we started with quite the range of experience and skillsets and saw all the players develop over the course of the season.
The Middle School Girls were encouraged by the number of returning players from the 2019-20 season who were excited and ready to play. 18 girls made up the A and B teams: 9 players per team. They showed incredible sportsmanship. Their understanding and fundamentals of the game significantly improved as the season progressed. They were able to apply these skills playing in 12 games and finished the season at the State Tournament in Richmond.
Congratulations to all the teams, players, coaches, and parents!
2020-21 Season Wrap-Up
April 16, 2021
The Loudoun County Patriots will hold their annual summer basketball camp at Patrick Henry College from July 19-23. This is an excellent opportunity for parents and players to be introduced to the Patriots organization, develop their skills, and get ready for the coming 2021-22 season.
2021 Patriots Summer Basketball Camp
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The Loudoun County Patriots, founded in 2003, is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to glorifying God by enriching the lives of homeschooled students and families in Loudoun County Virginia and the surrounding (NOVA) area through athletic competition.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more or joining one of our teams.
LCP is family led and privately supported.
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