Athletic winners announced for the 2021-22 National Guard Cup presented by the Virginia Army National Guard

Athletic winners announced for the 2021-22 National Guard Cup presented by the Virginia Army National Guard

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


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