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LCHS Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2022

 

The Loudoun County High School (LCHS) Athletic Department has announced the Class of 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees. The Induction Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, in the LCHS auditorium. Following the Induction Ceremony, the new Hall of Fame members will be introduced at halftime of the Broad Run-Loudoun County football game.

Contributors/Coaches

John Brown – Brown served as head golf coach from 1986-1997. During that time his teams won five regular-season district championships, five district-tournament championships, one region championship, two region runners-up and a third-place state finish in 1988. Brown also is affectionately known as “The Father of County Volleyball.” As a middle school physical education teacher at Simpson Middle School, the middle school feeder for LCHS, he encouraged many young girls to try volleyball for the first time and established the Simpson Volleyball Club and Loudoun Youth Volleyball in 2002. From 2004-2013, he was a volunteer assistant for LCHS volleyball.

Sherrilyn Hanna – Hanna spent 13 years involved in the LCHS volleyball program serving as a freshman (2004, 2010), junior varsity (2012, 2013) and varsity  (2014-2017) coach. In addition, she coached several Loudoun Youth Volleyball Simpson teams that included future County players from 2003-2011. Hanna amassed a record of 109-9 during her four years as head coach of County volleyball. During that time the team won four district regular-season championships, four district-tournament championships, three region championships, one region runner-up championships and four state championships. She was named the Virginia 4A Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Athletes

Sara Ballenger – Class of 1983 - Ballenger excelled at shot put and discus at County. In 1983, she was ranked the No. 1 high school shot putter in the nation by Track and Field Magazine and was named Outstanding Field Woman at the Dogwood Festival in Charlottesville. She won the state championship in the discus in 1982 and 1983 and earned All-State honors in the shot put those years. Ballenger went on to compete in the shot put and discus at Rick College and Brigham Young University where she would be nationally ranked in the shot put.

Juliane (Hanna) Ciske – Class of 2010 - Hanna earned four varsity letters in volleyball playing for County. She helped lead the team to four regular-season district championships, three district-tournament championships, four region championships, three state championships and one state runner-up title. For her play, Hanna was selected first team All-District, first team All-Region, and first-team All-State as a junior and senior. In addition, as a senior she was named the Virginia AA State Player of the Year, First Team All-Met, and the Loudoun Times Mirror Co-Athlete of the Year. As a senior she was also named the Gatorade 2009 Virginia Volleyball Player of the Year, Prep Volleyball All-American. Hanna went on to play at the University of New Mexico on a full volleyball scholarship. 

Brittany Batts – Class of 2011 - Batts was a four-year member of the varsity basketball program at County. She helped County to a state championship in 2009 and a state runner-up in 2011. She was also a member of three regular-season district championships (2008, 2010, 2011), three district-tournament championships, (2008, 2010, 2011) and two region championships (2009 and 2011) teams. She ranks second in Virginia High School League history in career three-pointers (271) and fourth in career in free throws (362) and broke nine school records at County. She still holds school records for career points (2,039), career three-pointers (271), single season three-pointers (101), single game three-pointers (nine), and career free throws (362).Brittany went on to be a four-year member and three-year starter at Gannon University where she finished her career with 1,152 points and helped the Lady Knights to four NCAA postseason appearances.

Tommy Curtin – Class of 2011 – Curtin was an eight-time varsity letter winner in cross country and track and field at County. In cross country he was a three-time district champion, a three-time region champion, and two-time state place finisher. He was a member of the 2011 state championship runner-up track team and still holds the school record in the 3200-meter run and as the 4x800 meter relay. He won a state title as a member of the 4x800 meter relay. He was named the School’s Most Outstanding Senior and Senior Athlete of the Year in 2011. Curtin went on to run cross country and track at Virginia Tech where he was named a six-time All-American and broke the school record in the indoor and outdoor 5000-meter run. In addition, he was the first runner at Virginia Tech to be named the Hokie Sports Athlete of the Year.





Published July 11, 2022