Athletics News, January 24

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
January 24, 2020

New Winter Offering Takes Hold

After launching wrestling and volleyball a year ago, Belmont Day athletics added yet another winter offering this year. Geared towards students who are seeking a break from traditional team sports, the Intramural Games & Adventures curriculum has provided an alternative athletic experience where students can take ownership of their own fitness. Grounded in the program’s mission of creating healthy habits and active lifestyles, the new offering has provided athletes with a wide array of experiences. Examples of these experiences include fitness circuits, doubles badminton, noodle hockey, team handball, and a pair of off-campus trips for climbing and parkour. Thanks to the strong leadership of Coach Nyland, the program is off to a terrific start and has managed to create a significant amount of buzz throughout the student body. Up next for the IGA crew is a trip to Harvard to play squash and a trip to Community Rowing, Inc. for some indoor rowing.

Athletics News

  • Volleyball’s Gold squad took all three games this week thanks to strong serving from first year players Bridget Peters and Bonnie Wang. Claire LaFarge and Lila Abruzzi showed marked improvement for the Blue squad.

  • Wrestling captain Evan Seymour topped his rival with an aggressive takedown and half nelson pin this week. Newcomer Thierrence Mathurin had a great win with a smooth back heel trip and cross face cradle finish.

  • The fencing team lost a close one to Beaver this week, 15-12. The epee squad went a perfect 9-0 including a pair of wins from Devon Holman. First year fencer Asher Sutton chipped in with an exciting 5-3 win of his own.

  • Colby Morris paced the offense with timely passing and a season-high in points during JV’s big win over Rashi. Sue Kelman played terrific defense for the Blue & Gold and shut down the opponent’s top player.

  • The girls’ varsity basketball team doubled up LCA this week (45-22) behind strong play from Piper Morris and Ruby Kokinos. Morris was terrific on the boards, while Kokinos excelled offensively with sound decision-making.

  • Both of the boys’ basketball teams suffered defeats this week due to lackluster starts on the road. Noah Brauner (JV) and Theo Wallach (varsity) both provided second half sparks for their respective teams, but it wasn’t enough.


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