The Fall Athletics season wrapped up the week of November 15, 2019 seeing individual and team accomplishments in Girls and Boys Soccer and Cross Country.
The Fall Athletics season wrapped up the week of November 15th, as the Girls Varsity soccer team played against Christian Heritage School in the New England Prep School Athletic Council Tournament. This was the girls’ third straight appearance in the NEPSAC Class D tournament, which is a very impressive accomplishment.
Other accolades in Girls’ Soccer were four team members being selected to play in All Star Games. Audrey Matson ’20, and Sarah Cole ’22 played in the WNEPPSA All-Star game, and Ellie Fader ’21 and Olivia Kaplan ’21 played in the NEPSAC Junior All-Star game.
On the Boys’ Varsity Soccer team, James Knowlton ’20 was selected to the NEPSAC All-Star team as a defender and played in the All-Star game at Deerfield. The team improved from a 2-12-3 record last year to go 3-10-1 while playing a much tougher schedule. Three of the four NEPSAC Class D final four teams were on our schedule and we battled all three of them hard. The Boys’ Middle School Soccer had one of its most successful seasons in recent history; the group improved tremendously and finished the season 6-0-1, showing a trickle up effect as older students move to the Varsity team.
The Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country Teams had another successful season. In the HVAL Invitational the girls team finished second and the boys finished sixth, showing a strong presence in our new league. In the District 4 Race in Hebron Maine, Mary Madaus ’21 finished in 9th out of 97 runners with a time off 23:30 earning her All New England NEPSTA Honors. Philip Knowlton ’22 was the top boys finisher placing 58th out of 181 runners. For team scores, the girls’ team finished 10th out and the boys finished 21st.
Cross Country at the Middle School level participation was high with new and talented students: Ella Adin-Atherton ’24 and Bea Palmer ’24 led the field for the girls while Tyler Boissevian ’24 and Jadiel Thomas ’26 set the pace for the boys.
We look forward to our Winter season as Girls Swimming aims to defend their CISAC Championship title, and Boys Swimming will attempt to reclaim the title after coming in second at last year’s contest. Girls’ Basketball did not graduate any seniors in 2019 so will have a strong returning lineup, while Boys’ Basketball looks forward to bringing in new students and continuing to grow the program.
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