PCA Eagles Soar in Winter Track
As the Winter Track season comes to an end, Portsmouth Christian Academy is proud to recognize several standout athletes for incredible accomplishments this season and their hard work.
Coach Mike Shevenell says, “Overall this was an amazing team. This season’s girls team has the honor of being the highest-scoring Winter Track team in PCA track history (over 20 years!). To this, they added a great number of records and personal bests. Looking toward to the future, the girl’s team is expected to continue to be excellent as only one athlete is graduating (senior co-captain Emily Vaccaro).”
Of the members of this years’ team, several were recognized at the state level for their accomplishment.
Liza Corso, a junior, has been recognized six times as a first-team All-State athlete. She currently holds a dozen school records and has shown signs of growth each year. This year, Liza received the James W. Desmarais Special Recognition Award from the Union Leader, which recognized Liza’s contributions to athletics in New Hampshire.
Brianna Malone, a freshman, became PA’s first Division II State Champion this year. Coach Shevenell says, “Something that sets Brianna apart is her pure enthusiasm for running. She is a fearless and fun teammate.” In addition, Coach Shevenell says that Brianna and Liza have become “training partners,” achieving first and second place finishes together in nearly all their Cross Country races this fall.
The PCA men’s team has also had several highlights, including accomplishments by junior George Cheney, who broke PCA’s 400m record this year
Coach Shevenell says, “As a coach, the thing I appreciate so much about this team is that they continue to improve, season after season, year after year. Their secret (if there really is one) is their consistency in working hard. These athletes and the team that surrounds them have exemplified my coaching philosophy of Work Hard, Have Fun, Honor God.”