Athletics Banquet Celebrates Eighth Grade Athletes

John O’Neill, director of athletics
June 10, 2020

Sports can do so much for us. They can unite us. They can distract us. They can ground us. They can inspire us. Here at Belmont Day, sports aren’t simply about the skill, the strategy, or the competition, but more importantly, about teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership. These are the qualities that matter. And never have they been more important than they are today. Teamwork = the ability to unite together to work towards a common goal. Sportsmanship = the ability to act with dignity and respect for yourself and for others. Leadership = the ability to listen, understand, and guide others with confidence, compassion, and care. Moving forward we could all use a little more teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership in the world and our eighth graders have us well on our way. 

2020 Sports Achievers – Cole Sparks and Piper Morris

The Coaches’ Award recognizes the two eighth grade student-athletes who best embody the Belmont Day School values through athletics.

Recipients of this award value HONESTY on the playing fields by following the rules of the game. They demonstrate CARING by participating unselfishly with a focus on teamwork. They embody JOY through their positive attitude and cheerful nature in both practices and games. They value RESPONSIBILITY by always being prepared and committed to their teams. In encounters with teammates, coaches, and officials, they demonstrate RESPECT and play the game with integrity and sportsmanship. Above all, they value EXCELLENCE in athletics by consistently putting forth their best efforts and leading by example.

Congratulations, Piper and Cole! The core values are alive and well within our program and the two of you have been great ambassadors of our mission during your time in middle school. 

The second grade class poses together at Gaining Ground.


May 26, 2023

We are proud to present the final tally for our second grade changemakers’ efforts to raise funds for Gaining Ground. During Read for Seeds, this group of second graders read 59,774 pages in two weeks and raised $5,097.84 to support…

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

May 26, 2023

The boys’ lacrosse team exploded for five goals in the fourth quarter against Shady Hill this week for a come-from-behind 7-4 win. The win was the team’s third straight, improving their record to 5-3 and guaranteeing a winning season with…


May 26, 2023

Fourth Graders Tell Many An Ancient Tale Last Thursday was the fourth grade’s annual Greek Storytelling Festival. Students retold ancient tales and toured their guests through a classroom museum. The museum included architectural marvels, the Hall of the Gods, ceramic…

By John O'Neill, athletics director |

May 12, 2023

With three games on the docket, Belmont Day’s ultimate program put its best foot forward this week in a trio of competitive contests. The JV team got things going with a home game against Waldorf on Tuesday afternoon that saw…
Scroll to Top