Blacksburg High School has had a long tradition of success with its boys soccer program. The program has won the Virginia State Championship in 1989, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013 and 2018. 

Head Coach Shelley Blumenthal has led Blacksburg to 12 state championships in 27 seasons. As head coach, Shelley has an overall record of 536 wins, 45 losses and 20 ties, good for a winning percentage of 92.3. 

 

Blacksburg has had four High School All-Americans - Alistair Moore (2009), Michael Mecham (2012), Geinda Smith (2013) and Austin Bissell (2018). Additionally, there have been seven Scholar All-Americans - Stuart Dowling (2000), Michael Orr (2000), Tim Becker (2008), Matt Becker (2007), Jackson Rankin (2009), Harris Salom (2017) and Joe Carman (2017). 

 

The program started in 1983. Cary Green helped begin the program and coached the Indians through 1986. His record at Blacksburg was 34 wins, 10 losses and 2 ties. Pat Johnson took over in 1987  and continued to coach through 1991. Coach Johnson led the Indians to 65 wins, 9 losses, 3 ties and the first ever Virginia State Championship in 1989. Shelley Blumenthal assumed the role of head coach after serving as an assistant for the 1990 and 1991 campaigns. 

Here is an overview of the season records of the Blacksburg Boys Soccer team over the years: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the above, the Blacksburg boys team has finished as Virginia State runners-up in the following years:

1990, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. 

To add to the success of this program, the boys program has been Region Champions in the following years: 

1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

 

In the following years, the boys soccer team finished as Region runners-up: 

1992, 2001, 2006, 2014, 2019.

The boys team has been District Regular Season and Tournament Champions from 1992 - 2013. From 2014 - 2017, there were no District Regular Season or Tournament Championships. In 2018, the River Ridge District reinstated a tournament championship. In 2018 and 2019, the Blacksburg boys team were District Tournament champions. 

*In 2001 and 2003, the District Tournament final was cancelled due to inclement weather* 

During the 2014 through 2017 seasons, the boys team were Conference 32 Champions. 

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