VIMSIA Players on USVI U-17 Boys

The members of the U.S. Virgin Islands under-17 boys national team playing in the CONCACAF U-17 Championships in Bradenton, Fla.: front row from left, Connor Querrard, Kareem Sealey, Hasani Edgar, Selah Mathurin, Jimson St. Louis, Devonte Duncan, Thomiah Williams, Orion Mills and Mahari Cortijo; back row from left, Elton Richards Jr., Axel Bartsch, Destin Thompson Jr., Kyle Willis, Dalton Parr, Isaiah Jarvis, Nyon Maynard, Whelan Joseph and Gidal Williams.

The members of the U.S. Virgin Islands under-17 boys national team playing in the CONCACAF U-17 Championships in Bradenton, Fla.: front row from left, Connor Querrard, Kareem Sealey, Hasani Edgar, Selah Mathurin, Jimson St. Louis, Devonte Duncan, Thomiah Williams, Orion Mills and Mahari Cortijo; back row from left, Elton Richards Jr., Axel Bartsch, Destin Thompson Jr., Kyle Willis, Dalton Parr, Isaiah Jarvis, Nyon Maynard, Whelan Joseph and Gidal Williams.

The U.S. Virgin Islands under-17 boys national team was shut out in its first two matches at the CONCACAF U-17 Championship, being played at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

The USVI National Team, playing in Group A in the 19-team qualifying stage, lost to St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1-0 on March 16, then fell 3-0 to the Cayman Islands on Sunday.

The U.S. Virgin Islands are now 0-2-0 in group play, with two matches remaining against Nicaragua, and Sunday, March 24, against Grenada.

Congratulations to the four VIMSIA students who made it onto the team: Devonte Duncan, Jimson St. Louis, Isaish Jarvis and Axel Bartsch.

Elementary Girls Soccer Champs

St. Thomas Elementary Girls Soccer Champs

St. Thomas Elementary Girls Soccer Champs

Virgin Islands Montessori School’s elementary girls soccer team won the St. Thomas-St. John Interscholastic Athletic Association league title this season. The Lady Volts finished the season with a 5-0-1 record. Team members are, front row from left, Ellis Wisehart, Arielle Shackell, Natasha Webster, Zia Gibbs, Tanya Khemlani and Arimei Miller; back row from left, coach Adalio Araujo, Cadence Canes, Aurora Rodriguez, Devin DeGannes, Aysia Frett, Abella Maynard, Sofia Kappel and Mariana Brunt. DeGannes was the league’s leading scorer with six goals.

The Soccer Field is Looking Very "Bright"

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How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. Out of chaos comes opportunity.

The Story of the Lights:

VIMSIA's soccer field is now lit with LED lights. Thus the electricity consumption is nominal. The poles supporting the lights are discarded utility poles from the hurricanes...recycled poles. 

And that’s not all this very “GREEN” field has to boast about:

  • The retaining wall and seats on the south side of the field are built from discarded poles from the hurricanes...recycled materials;

  • The poles and lights were installed by Haugland Energy... donated labor;

  • The field is watered with water captured in our road run-off collection system. The system not only waters the field but reduces the road run-off into the ocean from surrounding roads...an environmental system helping to preserve ocean quality;

  • The pump system and lighting are powered by our solar system and battery storage system, (off grid system)...no energy payments to WAPA.

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Pit fall: the lawn mower used to mow the field is gas powered.

But, maybe we can fix that, too. CAS hours anyone?

Boys Varsity Basketball Takes Off

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The Varsity Boys Basketball Team kicked off the season Tuesday night against Charlotte Amalie High School. The VOLTS played tough but eventually came up short 53-40. It's an exciting team this year. We have a core group of committed boys that have been participating for a while - Teon Persaud, Greg Christian, Jalen McClean, Teagan Kappel and Jayvyn Potter. A few more VIMSIA students decided to join - Jimson St. Louis and Drake Nemeth. We've welcomed a senior from GIFTT Hill - Patrick Hendrickson. And we've also welcomed four students from Seventh Day Adventist - Angel Khatib, James Nosty, Mauricio Francis and Austin Sterling Jr. 

We play Friday night vs IEKHS at IEKHS. Game time is set for 5:15. Please keep checking our school website for game schedules as updates come out regularly. And please come out and support us!
The Varsity Girls Basketball Team's schedule is set to be announced next Monday. Please check for their schedule as well and please come out and support us!


I would also like to thank a few other students that make our season possible. Radiance Peets keeps the official score book for us during games. Daicya Dawson video records the games. Chelisia Morton helps out as an assistant coach for both varsity teams. 


GO VOLTS! 
Coach Stocking

Volts Represent USVI at Concacaf

VIMSIA junior Jimson St. Louis and senior Ammiel Maynard.

VIMSIA junior Jimson St. Louis and senior Ammiel Maynard.

Sports fans will want to follow the USVI U-20 soccer team as they compete in a 34-nation tournament that will determine our region’s teams that will participate in the FIFA U-20 championships next year. The team includes current Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy (VIMSIA) students Ammiel Maynard & Jimson St. Louis, alumni Grant Farrell ’18 and Seidon Nemeth ’18, displaced-by-Irmaria student Quinn Farrell, and former student Orion Mills (older brother to current student Jacob Mills). The USVI will play 5 games November 1-9, including meeting the USA team Saturday November 3! Games can be viewed on the concacaf website. Go USVI, go VIMSIA VOLTS!

Cross Country Update

Varsity boys - Volts isaiah, TEagan, Devonte and Axel

Varsity boys - Volts isaiah, TEagan, Devonte and Axel

More in sports!  Unofficially, the Boys Varsity Cross Country team won their meet Tuesday with a 47 point performance.  The boys lost last week with a close second to Antilles, but had a great bounce back this week. Shout out the all JV and Varsity runners on the Cross teams and big ups to their efforts on the field.   

Elementary Cross team nearly swept the meet on Tuesday! Volts took 1st through 4th place unofficially winning the meet - Owen 1st, Khafri 2nd, Pedro 3rd and Malachi 4th. Girls also unofficially won their meet this week with Marianna taking third place.

Mega huge photo credit and thanks to Dionne Sinclair (Tolud) for these great pictures. There are a bunch on this post - click here to see all of her photos from Tuesdays meet. Thanks for sharing, Dionne!

Owen leading the pack

Owen leading the pack

Official results from Tuesday, Oct 16 are in with Elementary Girls and Boys Volts each winning their elementary meet. Owen took first and Malachi taking second for the boys - Devin took third for the girls. Maia won the JV girls race and Varsity boys took a close second for their team race.

JV Girls Volleyball Remain Undefeated

Volts JV Volleyball Team

Volts JV Volleyball Team

Congratulations Leah - tournament MVP

Congratulations Leah - tournament MVP

Our JV girls have been hard at work - winning all of their games thus far. They represented VIMSIA well and won the season opener invitational tournament at Antilles School. PGIA 9th grader, Leah Smith, was named tournament MVP. Kudos, Leah! Check out the team’s great trophy in the front office!

Natalia placing the tournament trophy

Natalia placing the tournament trophy

The Volts took Tuesday’s game with Julius Sprauve in three. Their next game is Thursday, 10-25 at 4:00 here at VIMSIA.

Go Volts! Keep up the great work!

Check the schedule for this week’s games - Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys and JV Girls have teams.

Huge thanks and appreciation to our Volleyball Coaches - Nalani Figueroa, Ivan Figueroa and Ronald Blyden!

First All-Girls Soccer League on Island

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New newly formed Virgin Islands Montessori School and Peter Gruber International Academy's Elementary All-girls soccer team, played in a historic event last Friday! The game was played at 4 pm and our girls won 5-1 against All Saints. Aurora Rodriguez had 2 (two) goals, Joniah Julien, Devin DeGannes, and Cassidy Caines, all contributed with one goal.