Welsh Valley Middle School
|Member of SO since||1990s|
|Best finish, regionals||1st Place, 2001|
|Best finish, state||1st Place, 2001|
|Best finish, nationals||11th Place, 2001|
Welsh Valley Middle School is among the more competitive schools in Pennsylvania B Division, consistently placing within the top 10 at the state level. The team usually ranks top 5 in building events. It competes in the southeastern region of Pennsylvania, and travels to Solon, Ohio to compete in the Solon Invitational many years. Welsh Valley also competes in the Rustin Invitational. The school is in the same school district (Lower Merion School District) as Bala Cynwyd Middle School, Harriton High School and Lower Merion High School. The majority of students at Welsh Valley continue on to Harriton High School. The current and past coaches include Mr. Lewis, Mr. Gressel, Mr. V'Soske, Mrs. Schindler, and others. Welsh Valley has made it to Nationals just once, in 2001, where it placed 11th overall. This is also the only time that Welsh Valley has won a state tournament. In general, Welsh Valley builds its team exclusively with middle school students, and forgoes the allowed 5 ninth grade competitors, in order to give more students from the school the opportunity to participate in tournaments.