Around the Way with EJ: Glenvar Highlanders soccer

Glenvar’s boys and girls programs have become consistent; filled with precision, humility and dominance

ROANOKE, Va. – A school that has become dominant on the soccer pitch — recently sweeping the VHSL Class 2 state championships — Glenvar’s boys and girls soccer programs have become consistent, filled with precision, humility and dominance.

“It just feels really good to be like small but yet so big and out there and the way we present ourselves with our state championships,” said Glenvar senior Campbell Hardin. She helped guide the girls team to its second state title in a three-year span.

“We started showing everybody our dedication to our sport and our love for our sport and in turn it brought other people here to watch us and made them have a personal connection,” said Zach Curfiss who ended his high school career with back-to-back state titles.

“22 games, 18 shutouts, 10 to close the year and it was really cool because with our starting back four in the game we didn’t allow a single goal all season. So we only allowed four goals all season,” said boys head coach, Josh Jones.

The Highlanders were highly motivated — both squads playing with a chip on their shoulders the entire season.

“They really wanted to back, I know these seniors wanted to get a second one in after winning the region title they just had one thing left to finish,” said girls head coach, Kyleigh Drew.

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Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.

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