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George Mason HS Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Class  
George Mason HS Athletic Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Class  
    The George Mason High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has elected seven athletes and one team as its 2019 Hall of Fame class. The class, plus one additional athlete who was previously elected and one athlete who will receive a special achievement award, will be honored at ceremonies to be conducted on October 25-26 -- the eighth induction ceremonies in the history of the Hall.
   The class of 2019 includes Anthony Andrianarison, Nick Smirniotopoulos, Violet Miller, Stephen Lubnow, Leah Roth, Kan Tagami, Stephanie Cheney, and the 2011 girls' soccer team. They join 42 athletes, three coaches/administrators, and four teams that have previously been inducted or elected to the Hall.
   Anthony Andrianarison (class of 2009) was a three time All-State first team soccer player and was state player of the year his senior year.
   Nick Smirniotopoulos (class of 2010) was state player of the year and a first team All-Met selection in soccer his senior year. He played college soccer at Virginia Tech.
   Violet Miller (class of 2011) was a four time All-State first team soccer player and was state player of the year in soccer her junior and senior years. She played college soccer at the University of Richmond.
   Stephen Lubnow (class of 2012) excelled at football, baseball, and basketball at Mason, winning numerous district and regional honors in football and baseball. He then played football at the College of William and Mary.
   Leah Roth (class of 2012) played and starred on nine state championship teams  at Mason -- two in cross-country, three in basketball, and four in soccer (where she was a multiple All-State first team selection). Leah later played soccer at the University of Mary Washington.
   Kan Tagami (class of 2012) was a two-time state singles champion in tennis his junior and senior years and led Mason to three state championships in boys' tennis.
   Stephanie Cheney (2013) is the only player in Mason basketball history to score more than 2,000 points. She played on two state championship teams, was a three-time All-State first team selection, and was state player of the year her senior season. She later played basketball at the University of Pennsylvania.
   The 2011 girls' soccer team finished with a 20-4 record and won district, regional, and state championships under legendary head coach Jenn Parsons. Its state championship was the fourth consecutive one for Mason in girls' soccer.
   Cal Simmons (class of 1968) will receive a special achievement award. He starred in tennis at Mason during an era when there were no regional or state championships, winning the district title in singles and doubles his senior year, the only year during his career when a district tournament was held. Cal later played tennis at the University of Kansas where he was the number one singles and doubles player his junior and senior years and subsequently played and won national recognition professionally. He joins one athlete, one coach, and one team that have won special achievement awards in the past.
   Byron Mendenhall (class of 2007), a star baseball pitcher and member of the 2016 Hall of Fame class, will also be honored at ceremonies this year.