Welsh Valley Middle School

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Welsh Valley Middle School At a Glance
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.

History

Year Regional State National
2001 1st 1st 11th
2002 5th 15th -
2003 4th 17th -
2004 ??? ??? -
2005 2nd 7th -
2006 2nd 5th -
2007 2nd 3rd -
2008 2nd 9th -
2009 3rd 8th -
2010 3rd 8th -
2011 3rd 5th -
2012 3rd 5th -
2013 2nd 6th -
2014 3rd 8th -
2015 2nd 6th -
2016 3rd 6th -
2017 5th 12th -
2018 5th 14th -
2019 5th