The McLean Little League Majors Softball All-Stars, along with their coaches, team manager and parents, were recognized by Supervisor John Foust and the rest of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors this month for a stellar year.
It's a fitting epilogue to what the team called a "storybook season."
This year, the McLean team won the Little League state championship, the southeast regional tournament and advanced to the finals of the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore. There, they placed second, falling only to Sunnyside Little League out of Tucson, Ariz., in August.
"The amazing accomplishments of this team have made all of us in Fairfax County proud,” Foust said.
The McLean Majors program has brought home 10 state championships and in 2005 captured the World Series trophy, according to Foust's office.
In this year's state championship, five McLean players batted .600 or higher and 10 hit .400 or higher. The team consists of 13 middle school girls, six of which will be eligible to play again next year.
At an Oct. 8 ceremony, the team was presented with a softball autographed by Foust.
Gerry Megas is the team manager, and Rob Haas and Colin Sandercook are the coaches. Lisa Haas is the team mom and chief operating officer.