May 25, 2012
Sixth Graders Instrumental to Lacrosse Teams’ Success
Sixth graders Gavin Colbert, David Paine, and Stephanie Nomicos were all selected to move up and play for Belmont Day School’s interscholastic lacrosse teams this spring. On the undermanned boys’ team, Gavin and David made an immediate impact. Playing primarily from the attack position, the sixth grade duo demonstrated solid stick skills and was among the team leaders in assists by season’s end. On the girls’ side, Stephanie proved to be just as valuable and was the only sixth grader selected to a team that finished last spring undefeated. A natural athlete, Stephanie found a home playing mid-field for Coach K’s team, and earned a starting role thanks to her versatile skill set and aggressive style of play. Congratulations to all three of these sixth graders on a job well done.
Track Team Led by Tri-Captains Juma, McCann, and Gensler
With 19 athletes on the squad, the track & field team decided to select three captains this spring. Joining eighth grade veteran Eric Juma in this role was a pair of passionate seventh graders, Malcolm McCann and Cailin Gensler. For Malcolm and Cailin it was actually their second year on the team making them veterans as well. Last spring, the duo was selected to the squad as sixth graders and used that experience to help shape their own unique leadership styles this year. Unfortunately, this year’s team only participated in two meets after one meet was cut short due to time and one was cancelled due to weather. The future looks bright, however, as a total of 16 athletes, including their two seventh grade captains will be returning next year.
- Tennis doubles partners Bronte Dalton and Jabari Norvin demonstrated tremendous growth over the course of the spring.
- DiCara sisters complete final season as teammates, finishing with a 5-3 record as members of the girls’ lacrosse team.