Athletics News, September 17, 2021

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
September 17, 2021

Athletics Update: Season Openers for the Blue & Gold Next Week

Interscholastic competition returns to Belmont Day next Thursday, September 23! While the girls’ varsity soccer and field hockey teams will be on the road to Dedham Country Day, boys’ soccer, varsity football, and cross country will all open up their seasons here at home. Cross country had a great first week of practice and has been receiving strong leadership from veterans Nicky Mattox and Lucy Targum. Coach Armstrong also highlighted the performance of newcomer Sam Leviton who has taken to the trails with purpose and determination. As a whole, the cross country team is off to a great start and will send 20 athletes to the starting line next week. Our athletes and coaches look forward to seeing (and hearing!) you here on the sidelines next week.

  • Anisah Jordan donned the goaltender pads at practice this week and may have found a home between the pipes for the field hockey team while sixth graders Simone Pattisall and Olivia Garrity have impressed early on the pitch.
  • August Wilmot and Jaden Park are off to a great start for the junior varsity flag football team. The sixth grade duo has brought energy and effort to every practice and will be counted on for their speed on both sides of the ball.
  • A pair of sixth graders, Annika Vittal and Grace Sullivan, earned spots on the girls’ varsity soccer team as a result of impressive play during tryouts. With 13 players on the roster, the team will have a short bench this fall.
  • Liam Brodeur is getting the nod as QB for the varsity flag football team as they prepare for their game against DCD. Classmates Zach Kromah and Quinn McCaffrey have already established themselves as two-way players for the Blue & Gold.
  • Natalie Jean and Kamila Ruiz each had a great week of practice for junior varsity girls’ soccer. With a mix of new and experienced players on the roster, the squad will look to develop their skills and grow together as a team this fall.
  • Newcomers Giddy Borisy and Louis Cantor brought a spirited effort to boys’ soccer this week. With only one eighth grader on the squad, 17 of the team’s 18 players will play their first interscholastic game next week.
  • The outdoor adventures crew took to the trails this week and kicked off their season with some fitness testing, trail orientation, and group tag games. Tomas Wright-Katz came out on top during the first group game.

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