Athletics News, October 11

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
October 11, 2019

Cross Country Remains Undefeated

On a day when every other team canceled their games due to the ominous forecast, cross-country braved the cold temps and blustery conditions while hosting Shady Hill and Charles River. As it turned out, it was a banner day for the Blue & Gold, with 18 of the team’s 23 runners recording personal bests on the home course. Included in that group were a trio of seventh grade teammates, Sophia Tang, Brooks Largay, and Devon Holman, whose times are a testament to all of the hard work they’ve been putting in on the trails this fall. The highlight of the afternoon may have come from sixth grade classmates, Nadia Lomeli and Olivia Zhou, who dropped a combined six minutes off of their previous bests. Couple those standout performances with yet another 1-2-3 finish from Miles Sandoski (12:27), Henry Buckley-Jones (13:08), and Alexander Colangelo (14:20), and the result was another dominating team win for cross country which now sits at 4-0 on the season.

Athletics News

  • Issac Frehywot has distinguished himself as one of the boys’ soccer teams most valuable players in the first half of the season. The dynamic midfielder leads by example during practice and controls the play during games.
  • Margot Klug (varsity) and Chloe Mitzenmacher (JV) have proven to be versatile players for the girls’ soccer program this fall. Both girls have excelled at multiple positions on the field thus far and will be instrumental to their teams’ success.​
  • Xander Lightbody and Evan Seymour have developed into reliable pass catchers for the varsity football team this fall. The sure-handed duo has been counted on in big situations, and they routinely rise to the occasion.
  • In her second year between the pipes, Amanie Yusef has established herself as one of the top field hockey goaltenders in the area. Her eagerness to learn the position during practice and her aggressive play during games have been a recipe for success.

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