Athletics Update: Girls’ Lacrosse Program Continues to Battle

John O’Neill, director of athletics
May 14, 2024

The girls’ lacrosse program has healthy numbers this year with 31 athletes spread across two teams. Despite the strong numbers, however, both teams are struggling to find their competitive footing and have opened the season with a combined record of 2-6. Head coaches Abbey Nyland (varsity) and Syd Garner (junior varsity) aren’t discouraged. “We only have 4 eighth graders in the program,” notes Nyland, “so this is a great opportunity for our younger players to step up and gain experience in big games.” The varsity team had a pair of losses this week, including a heartbreaker to Pike (10-9) in the final seconds and a dismantling by Park (15-4). Coach Nyland will be turning to seventh graders Laurice Bandar, Samantha Cuming, and Lila Green to continue to elevate their play in the coming weeks, while also looking for sixth graders Abigail Chang, Sophie Cutie, and Harper Treisman to step into more significant roles on the field. On the junior varsity side of the field, the Blue & Gold have been improving each week. The team received two goals each from Fatoumata Bah and Penny Gottesman during their (10-5) loss to Shady Hill. Eden O’Sullivan and Melisa Adhikari had strong possessions off the circle, while Eileen Luo and Nihka Linhart had crucial ground ball wins in the defensive end. Eventually, all of this hard work will translate into Ws, but for now, girls’ lacrosse needs to keep battling and trust the process.

  • Varsity tennis remained undefeated with a 4-4 tie at Pike this week. Charis Liu and Alexander Kiraly (fourth doubles) hustled their way to a big win. Deniz Kas (first singles) stayed perfect.
  • Clem Cradick and Anna Bibler took their doubles match to the wire (5-4), while Kalkidan Shiferaw and Madoka Hubbard recorded a big win during the junior varsity tennis match.
  • Sam Springer and Julia Street have turned up their games as the intramural tennis team took to the courts the past two weeks. Henry Ward continues to impress between the lines.
  • Graham Chisholm tallied three scores during boys’ lacrosse’s 13-3 rout of Park. The team also upended Pike (7-1) to improve to 3-1 on the season. Jun Murakami scored in both games from D.
  • Eyan Morales has proved to be a quick study on the trails and has developed into a reliable member of the mountain biking team this spring. Ella Kamenski shreds hard day in and day out.
  • Veronica Wang and Ariel Duan continue to step up for distance events in an effort to earn points for track & field. Both of BDS’ relay teams earned PRs during an impressive day at Park.
  • Leeul Miteku was on point with his throws during JV ultimate’s 11-2 win at Park. Jonathan Laipson recorded some hard-earned points and Joshua Harriette played strong defense for BDS.
  • Varsity ultimate fell to Carlisle (11-7) this week. Luke Brenneman stepped up big time on D for the home team, while Ethan Zipkin steadied the offense with well timed cuts.
A student in the air catching an ultimate disk

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