Athletics Update: Ultimate Program Shines During Busy Week

John O’Neill, athletics director
May 12, 2023

With three games on the docket, Belmont Day’s ultimate program put its best foot forward this week in a trio of competitive contests. The JV team got things going with a home game against Waldorf on Tuesday afternoon that saw lots of back-and-forth action and some great sportsmanship. Belmont Day ended up on the wrong side of the 9-8 result but played their most complete game of the season. Copeland Maier (4 assists) and August Wilmot (3 scores) had notable individual performances in defeat. On the other end of the program, the varsity team had a pair of away bouts against Arlington (W 15-5) and SSDS (L 9-8) and brought the spirit of the game with them to both contests. The team performed well in both games due in part to Luke Brenneman’s emergence as a handler. Brenneman was effective in both games, connecting on long passes, and allowing the offense to get more creative with their sets. Sixth grader Ethan Zipkin also flourished in his expanded role, which now includes important offensive touches in addition to his strong defensive play. Also of note was the play of Jaden Park. Although Park’s contributions don’t always show up on the score sheet, his energy sets the tone for the team, and he had countless hustle plays on both sides of the field this week. Congratulations to the ultimate program on three great games. 

  • Samantha Cuming and Brynn Franklin led the way for girls’ JV lacrosse during their 11-9 loss to Shady Hill this week. The duo contributed to all 9 goals and competed hard on both ends of the field. Cordie Goldsteyn stepped up huge between the pipes.
  • The varsity tennis team split their week with an 8-0 win over Nashoba and an 0-8 loss to BB&N. Heading into the strength of their schedule the team is redoubling their efforts to clean up unforced errors and compete with more confidence.
  • The JV tennis team finished their week on a high note with a 4-3 win over Nashoba. Sophie Jean and Kalkidan Shiferaw notched a dramatic 6-5 win, while Jack Ward and Isla Smith dominated the play with a 6-2 win of their own.
  • The MTB team rode with NEMBA coaches for an extended off-campus ride this week. Everyone rode well, but Eva Peregudov impressed with a steep descent-and-roll off a fallen log and climbed some challenging terrain with ease.
  • Petros Samuel and Ellis Anderson left it all on the field during boys’ lacrosse’s gut-wrenching 7-6 (OT) loss to Park this week. Both players played great defense and communicated well on the field. Andrew Green led the offense with multiple scores.
  • Aria Goodpaster led all scorers with 4 goals and 1 assist during girls’ varsity lacrosse’s 13-12 win over Park this week. In a game where both defensive units struggled, Belmont Day had just enough firepower to squeak out a win.
  • The track & field team edged out Park (69-65) for their third win of the season. BDS swept the boys’ 1600m with Sam Leviton, Alexander Meredith, and Quinn Clark finishing 1-2-3. Ariel Duan took home a pair of 1st Place finishes in the 1600m and 800m.

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