Drone Soccer Team Heading to Nationals

9 Students in Grades 8-12 who represent the Madrid-Waddington Drone Soccer team will head to Virginia Tech to compete against 15 other teams from around the United States and one team from Istanbul, Turkey. Last April, in their first year of national competition, the M-W team ranked 6th nationally. Here's wishing them good luck this weekend in Virginia.

In March, the M-W team competed against Region II teams (inclusive of NY, NJ, DE, and PA) and won the regional competition, placing first. Winning the regional competition gained them invitation to the national competition in Virginia.

The Drone Soccer Team is comprised of students in grades 8-12 and this year's roster includes: Larry Blakemore, Murphy Burke, Declan Coakley, Caleb Dousharm, Tyree Hawkins, Brycen Hitsman, Phebe Grandy, Kasey Long, and Samantha Milburn.

The team is always looking for new members, so consider joining us for this class next year if you will be in grades 8-12.

From a US Drone Soccer Press release:
Meet the competitors: 
16 of the best drone soccer teams on the planet, locked in and ready to compete at the U.S. Drone Soccer National Championship. 
Each coed team has fought hard to make it this far, and each has carved their own unique path on the Road to Virginia!

Madrid-Waddington CSD, District II, Madrid, New York
Asheboro High School, District IV, Asheboro, North Carolina
Hayward Middle School, District III, Springfield, Ohio
Reagan Middle School, District III, Dixon, Illinois
Istanbul Drone Soccer Team, Istanbul, Türkiye
Sato Academy of Math and Science, District X, Long Beach, California
Sato Academy of Math and Science, District X, Long Beach, California
Smoky Hill High School, District IX, Aurora, Colorado
Alabama Aerospace & Aviation High School, District V, Bessemer, Alabama
Francis C. Hammond Middle School, District V, Alexandria, Virginia
Georgia Aeros, District V, Stonecrest, Georgia
A.C.M.E Leaders, District V, Homewood, Alabama
Cabrillo High School, District X, Long Beach, California
Dixon High School, District II, Dixon, Illinois
Mohonasen High School, District II, Schenectady, New York
Williamson Co. 4-H & UT Extension, District V, Franklin, Tennessee

#ThisIsDroneSoccer  #roadtovirginia

Check out the National Competition brackets and progress here.

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