Athletics Update: JV Teams Take Center Stage

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
April 26, 2024

With the eighth grade class traveling in the Southwest, three junior varsity teams took center stage this week as the only interscholastic competitors. On a sun-soaked Thursday afternoon, the ultimate, tennis, and girls’ lacrosse programs each sent their junior varsity teams into action. Ultimate recorded a commanding 13-6 home win over Carroll thanks to lockdown defense by Joshua Harriette, strong throws from Noah Yang, decisive runs by Zoe Bantham-Livermore, and dynamic plays by Harvey Borisy. Across campus on Far Field, girls’ lacrosse ran into a talented DCD squad and fell 6-0. Despite the loss, Coach Syd Garner was encouraged by the play in the second half, most notably the aggressive defense by Melisa Adhikari and Christian Samuel, the confident goaltending by Rowan McCoy, and the endless motor of Eden O’Sullivan who worked hard up and down the field. Meanwhile, off-campus at Pequossette Playground (Belmont Day’s home tennis courts), the tennis team improved to 1-1 on the season with a big win over Beaver. Highlights from the day included fantastic team play by Colby Schneider, an impressive singles win for Jack Ward and refined skills from Josie Stevenson who really stepped up her game. Congratulations to all three teams on getting the spring season back into action following a long break.

  • Hugue Marsan turned a corner for the boys’ lacrosse team this week and will be counted on for more minutes. Graham Chisolm and Sam Doyle had a great week of practice. 
  • Cordie Goldstyn, Siri Paulsson, and Claire Huang have been steady and reliable contributors to the girls’ varsity lacrosse team so far and have an opportunity to be impact players.  
  • Isla Smith and Penelope Bern continue to impress for varsity tennis. After getting a pair of matches rained out, the team is eager to compete and will have two matches next week. 
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