Athletics News, June 3, 2022

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
June 3, 2022

Athletics Update: Successful Season for Mountain Biking

Mountain biking was introduced to Belmont Day as a middle school club almost a decade ago. With the pause on interscholastic athletics last year, mountain biking worked its way into the athletics program as a COVID-friendly, non-competitive offering. This week, mountain biking wrapped up its inaugural season as a spring sport and the results couldn’t have been better. Led by a group of four coaches, the mountain biking team took to the trails in force this spring. The team learned how to navigate terrain, be stewards of the land, and “shred the gnar.” Team captains Lucy Targum and Calder Wilmot led the way as 14 athletes mounted up this spring and finished the season as more confident and experienced riders. Of note was the development of eighth graders Nadia Lomeli, Sunday Mitzenmacher, Finnoula Wheeler, and Olivia Zhou. This group of eighth graders began the season with some apprehension but developed into strong and capable riders by the season’s end. Congratulations to the entire mountain biking team for adding another successful offering to Belmont Day athletics.

  • A depleted boys’ lacrosse team was shut out by Carroll this week. William Li made 12 saves in net. Bernie Mattox and Alex Foley left it all on the field during their final game in a Belmont Day uniform.
  • Quincy Treisman and Niamh O’Brien had three goals each in girls’ lacrosse’s 6-5 win over Carroll. Yara Ibrahim made some timely saves in net. Avery Schneider was terrific on defense once again.
  • The track & field team ran a modified, relay-heavy meet against Carroll this week. Shoutouts to Tadhg O’Sullivan and Gianni Squillante for successful seasons and team captains Nora O’Brien and Sam Leviton for strong leadership.
  • Despite a 6-3 loss to Pike, the varsity tennis team finished with a winning record (4-3) this spring. Eidan Kulman-Tamanaha won both of his doubles matches (with doubles partners, Sophie Tong and Alex Kadnar) against Pike and finished the season unbeaten.
  • The ultimate teams dropped their final games of the year to Carroll (varsity) and Beaver (JV). Collectively, the program had a successful rebuilding season and has set high expectations for next year.
A student in the air catching an ultimate disk

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