Athletics News, May 24

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
May 24, 2019

Gritty Boys’ Lacrosse Team Fights Hard Until the End

Despite being undermanned and overmatched for the majority of their games this spring, the boys’ lacrosse team competed hard, stuck together, and finished the season with their heads high. Captains Jacob Gregor and Cole Lemack-Bremen set the tone for the young team and led by example through their play on the field and their approach off of it. First-year goaltender Paul Lyons was terrific in net and kept games competitive with timely saves and aggressive play. Sixth grade newcomers, Henry Buckley-Jones, Alexander Colangelo, Chris McEvoy, and Aaron Radke, were forced into roles usually reserved for older, more experienced players, and all improved significantly over the course of the season. Finally, a four-pack of seventh graders, Owen Finnerty, Quinn Foley, Xander Lightbody, and Theo von Gottberg, fortified the defensive unit this spring and will be counted on to be the team leaders a year from now. Congratulations to the boys’ lacrosse team on a tremendous season.

Athletics Highlights

  • The girls’ lacrosse team put the finishing touches on a season of growth with a strong performance against Pike this week. Jazmin Cruz found the net for the first time this season, while classmates Vivian Danahy, Ellie Kadnar, and Alice Morton all shined in their Blue & Gold finale.
  • The track & field team out ran Shore this week behind standout performances from team captains Miles Sandoski and Piper Morris. Cole Sparks’ dramatic win in the 400m stole the show, however, as he came from behind in the final 25m to inch past Shore at the finish line.
  • The tennis program wrapped up the season with matches against Pike and Beaver this week. Davin Roy’s 6-2 win at first singles highlighted the varsity match, while Erika Tinmouth and Zephy Borisy teamed up for an impressive 6-3 win at first doubles for the JV team.
  • The ultimate program finished their season with strong games against CCA and Shady Hill this week. Varsity received a strong game from Stella Balter and Max Simon, while Harry Reitshamer and Yareh Constant shined for the JV squad. Congratulations to both teams on great seasons.
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