Auburn, Glenvar, Maggie Walker, Western Albemarle, Deep Run, and Battlefield claim National Guard Cup titles
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Some familiar faces and two first-timers lead the way in the 2021-22 National Guard Cup presented by the Virginia Army National Guard for year-long athletic success. The schools claiming Cups for the first time include Glenvar in Class 2 and Battlefield in Class 3. In Class 1, Auburn won for the fourth straight time and the fifth time in six years (no Cups in 2019-20 due to COVID-19) … in Class 3, Maggie Walked claimed its seventh Cup overall, after winning six in a row in Class 2 from 2014-19 … in Class 4, Western Albemarle won its fourth straight Cup and seventh overall, after winning the past three in Class 3 … in Class 5, Deep Run won its fourth Cup since 2017.
First awarded in 1990, the Cup represents 33 seasons of excellence, with six Cups awarded for academic activities and athletics in each of the VHSL’s six enrollment classifications.
A point system determines the winners based on overall performance in VHSL state championship competitions. Points are awarded on the following basis: first place, 50; second place, 45; third place, 40; fourth place, 35; fifth place, 30; sixth place, 25; seventh place, 20; and eighth place, 15.
In a tie, the schools receive an equal number of points based on the number of schools that tie and the number of schools that finish higher in the standings. For example, semifinal losers split third and fourth place points (37.5 points each).
Schools earning the League’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award earn 50 points each.
The VHSL is proud to partner with the Virginia Army National Guard. The Virginia Army National Guard has been serving the Virginia communities since 1607. The Virginia Army National Guard is now the title sponsor for the VHSL’s National Guard Cup to honor the Champions of Champions! To learn more about the Virginia Army National Guard, visit https://nationalguard.com/select-your-state/VA.
2021-22 National Guard Cup Standings
Class 1 Auburn – Total (577.5 pts.) Fall – 115 pts.; Winter – 102.5 pts.; Spring – 360 pts.
Class 2 Glenvar – Total (422.5 pts.) Fall – 72.5 pts.; Winter – 115 pts.; Spring – 235 pts.
Class 3 Maggie Walker – Total (517.5 pts.) Fall – 162.5 pts.; Winter – 145 pts.; Spring – 210 pts.
Class 4 Western Albemarle – Total (567.5 pts.) Fall – 97.5 pts.; Winter – 187.5 pts.; Spring – 282.5 pts.
Class 5 Deep Run – Total (640 pts.) Fall – 215 pts.; Winter – 132.5 pts.; Spring – 292.5 pts.
Class 6 Battlefield – Total (505 pts.) Fall – 107.5 pts.; Winter – 180 pts.; Spring – 217.5 pts.
National Guard Cup winners for achievement in athletics from 1990-2022:
Year Group A Group AA Group AAA
1990 Sussex Central Blacksburg Frank W. Cox
1991 Sussex Central Blacksburg/Tabb Woodbridge
1992 Sussex Central Tabb Langley
1993 Strasburg Blacksburg Frank W. Cox
1994 Glenvar Tabb Woodbridge
1995 Buffalo Gap Nansemond River Centreville
1996 George Mason William Byrd Frank W. Cox
1997 Central-Woodstock William Byrd Frank W. Cox
1998 Central-Woodstock William Byrd Lake Braddock
1999 Strasburg John Handley Frank W. Cox
2000 New Kent John Handley Frank W. Cox
2001 Brentsville District Jamestown Lake Braddock
2002 Brentsville District Jefferson Forest Centreville
2003 Brentsville District Blacksburg Lake Braddock
2004 Radford Western Albemarle Frank W. Cox
2005 Clarke County Western Albemarle Lake Braddock
2006 Clarke County Hidden Valley Frank W. Cox
2007 Clarke County Blacksburg Frank W. Cox
2008 Radford Western Albemarle Frank W. Cox
2009 George Mason Blacksburg Frank W. Cox
2010 George Mason/Radford Blacksburg Frank W. Cox
2011 Radford Hidden Valley Western Branch
2012 George Mason Blacksburg Cosby
2013 George Mason Blacksburg Oakton
Year Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5 Class 6
2014 Radford Maggie Walker Blacksburg Midlothian Hickory James Robinson
2015 Radford Maggie Walker Lafayette Midlothian Hickory Oakton
2016 Auburn Maggie Walker Blacksburg Hanover/Lafayette Hickory James Robinson
2017 Radford Maggie Walker Blacksburg Jamestown Deep Run Oakton
2018 Auburn Maggie Walker Western Albemarle Blacksburg Deep Run Cosby
2019 Auburn Maggie Walker Western Albemarle Blacksburg Deep Run Cosby
2020 None due to COVID-19
2021 Auburn Poquoson Western Albemarle Blacksburg Albemarle Cosby
2022 Auburn Glenvar Maggie Walker Western Albemarle Deep Run Battlefield