The Cape Fear Academy Athletic Department is proud to announce the second class of inductees to the Athletics Hall of Fame.
- 1987 Varsity Boys Basketball Team
- 2005 Varsity Girls Tennis Team
- Coach James V. Hall
- Charles G. Mitchell, III ’86
- Patrick J. Regan ’13
- Carly E. Weiss ’06
These recipients were selected by the Hall of Fame committee from nominations sent by alumni, coaches, and administration. The class will be formally inducted in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on January 25, 2020 in the Erin E. McNeill Fine Arts Center on the CFA campus as part of our Homecoming celebration. More details about the event will be available in the coming weeks along with ticket information.
Cape Fear Academy Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Inductees:
The 1987 Varsity Boys Basketball team won the school’s first ever NCISAA State Championship with a 65 – 62 win over Salem Baptist Christian School in a game played at High Point College. For the playoffs, four JV players were moved up to get tournament experience. One of these players, Scott Van Note ’89, scored 10 points in the championship game. David Smith ’88 and Will Stanfield ’88 led the team in scoring for the season and combined for 43 points in the championship game. The pair have their jerseys retired and were inducted into the CFA Hall of Fame in 2017. They were coached by Jim Hall. The team thrilled the Cape Fear Academy (CFA) crowds with outstanding ability, skill, and determination. Their final season record was 21-5.
The 2005 Varsity Girls Tennis Team won the school’s first NCISAA Tennis State Championship in a victory against Parrott Academy played in Greensboro. The team continued its success by winning the state title five out of the next six years. Three players on the team were named to the 2005 NCISAA All-State team: Jessica Talbot Woessner ’07, Anna van Rens Taylor ’08, and Clayton Freeman ’11, a seventh grader at the time. Seven members of this team also won team state championships in 2006 and 2007. They were coached by Beverly Blalock.
Coach James V. Hall was the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach from 1982 to 1998 and taught physical education from 1982 until 2013. Jim also served as the Athletic Director from 1987 to 1993 and coached a number of teams in baseball, lacrosse, and soccer. Jim’s varsity basketball teams won two NCISAA Basketball State Championships in 1987 and 1994. In February 2006 Jim saved the basketball team and passengers on board the bus traveling back from Fayetteville when the driver had a heart attack. He took over the steering wheel, slowed the bus, pulled it over safely, and called 911. All were safe. Because of his bravery, he also carries the title of hero. Jim was named an Honorary Alumnus of CFA in 2013 upon his retirement.
Charles G. Mitchell, III ’86 was a soccer All-Conference Player of the Year his junior and senior years. He scored 35 goals in 25 games during his senior campaign. Charles continued his soccer career at Clemson University, where he was a member of the 1987 National Championship team. He and his ‘87 teammates were proudly inducted into Clemson’s Ring of Honor in 2012. He transferred to UNCW as a junior and was the team’s second leading scorer that year. He then went on to sign with the Wilmington Hammerheads and played in their inaugural season in 1996. In addition to playing, Charles has had an extensive career as a referee. He has officiated all levels of soccer, ranging from middle school to international, tallying over 700 collegiate, 100 professional, and 15 international games. He also served as an assistant coach for CFA’s girls soccer team in 2014, the year they won the state title. Charles is currently the President and Owner of The Soccer Farm, a soccer training facility, in Kelly, NC.
Patrick J. Regan ’13 was named NCISAA All-State three times during his lacrosse career. During his senior year, he was named US Lacrosse All American, team Most Valuable Player, East Central Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year, and led the Hurricanes to wins over Charlotte Catholic and Durham Academy, the first and only time in school history. During his freshman year, he played a vital part in defeating Charlotte Latin in the NCISAA state tournament. Until two years ago, Pat held the most goals and most points in a CFA career. He is currently ranked 4th and 5th for most goals in a season, 3rd and 4th most points in a season, 4th and 5th in most assists in a season. Pat played college lacrosse at St. Mary’s College of Maryland before transferring to UNCW where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in physics with a minor in math. He is currently working for Northrop Grunman in Baltimore, Maryland and enrolled in graduate school at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering studying electrical and computer engineering.
Carly E. Weiss ’06 played four sports and earned 15 varsity letters, the first earned her seventh grade year. She was named NCISAA All-State Cross Country in 2001. During her sophomore year, she was the Most Valuable Swimmer, an All-Conference Soccer player, and the Most Valuable Defensive Soccer player. In her senior year, Carly was again All-Conference and Most Valuable Player in Varsity Soccer as well as Varsity Cross Country, and Varsity Swimming. Carly was named the CFA Female Athlete of the Year during her senior year and this honor culminated many years of high successes breaking school scoring records and marking her as one of the most decorated athletes in the school’s history. Carly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in political science. She went on to earn her law degree from the University of Michigan. Carly currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts where she is an associate with Cooley LLP.
CFA Athletics Hall of Fame Members:
- Paige Bufkin ’09
- Wendy Brock Rosinbaum ’79
- Sprague Paynter ’03
- Alex Smith ’09
- David Smith ’88
- Will Stanfield ’88
- Elizabeth Cherry Stern ’04