Athletics News, April 5

John O'Neill, Director of Athletics
April 5th, 2019

Varsity Tennis Drops First Match

The varsity tennis team put themselves in a position to earn a 4-3 win against Shady Hill this week. Unfortunately, the bounces didn’t go their way and the team dropped three close matches, eventually losing 6-1. Davin Roy secured the team’s only win at first singles (6-4). Philippe Pitts dropped a tough match at second singles (5-7), while doubles teams Eli Burger and Eden Lewis (5-7), and Owen Khanna and Milly Noble (5-6) both came up just short. First-year head coach Jim Walker took plenty of positives from the afternoon despite the disappointing result and is encouraged about the rest of the season.

Athletics News

  • Kaleeen Chen and Camille DeStefano finished 1-2 in the 200m helping lead track & field to an impressive 58-42 win over Shady Hill in the team’s season opener. Elena Ferrari broke a seven-minute mile.

  • The varsity ultimate team exercised some demons against rival Shady Hill with a commanding 6-2 win in challenging conditions this week. Nico Rimer and Max Simon both were strong with the disc. 

  • Classmates Chris McEvoy and Alexander Colangelo earned their stripes during boys’ lacrosse’s season opener. McEvoy was fearless between the pipes and Colangelo was effective offensively.

  • Lynn Lewis and Julia Clayton connected on a beautiful goal to start the game, but unfortunately, that was the only offense Belmont Day could muster in girls’ lacrosse’s loss to Shady Hill.

  • Jacob Stephenson and Henry Monroe have been solid performers for the JV tennis team this year. The sixth grade classmates have brought a solid work ethic to practice every day.

  • The JV ultimate team has benefitted from the experienced play of seventh grade classmates Scott Abbott and Noah Burd during intramural competition this spring.