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Athletics Update: Volleyball Begins New Chapter

John O’Neill, director of athletics
September 15, 2023

After a handful of years as an intramural sport, volleyball is taking its show on the road and will take on interscholastic competition this year. The transition has moved the sport from the winter to fall season and attracted 23 middle school athletes into the program. Leading the way for the varsity team will be a pair of eighth graders returning for their third and final campaign on the court. William Li and Sophie Jean have been with the sport since their sixth grade year and are excited to write a new chapter in the program’s young history. Joining the veteran duo on varsity are fellow eighth grade veterans Madoka Hubbard, August Wilmot, and Lucy Yin. The varsity team’s first game is next Tuesday against Buckingham Browne & Nichols at home in the Downing Gym. Come on down to check out the action!

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  • Seventh graders Zazoue Marsan and Jordan Levine pivoted to field hockey this fall and have been quick studies on the pitch. Both athletes are doing a great job learning the sport.
  • With a huge smile and a positive attitude, Joshua Harriette brought his best to the first week of football practice and has already shown improvement in his sport-specific skills.
  • Returning players Zeke Fine and Alexander Kiraly will be counted on to fill leadership roles on this year’s boys’ JV soccer team. The duo is back for their second season on the squad.
  • Altay Jomazer and Murilo Santos were the lone sixth graders to earn spots on the boys’ varsity soccer team. With a small roster, the duo will be counted on for significant minutes this fall.
  • Penny Gottesman, Maraki Shiferaw, and Genevieve von Rekowsky will all be counted on to step into leadership roles on this year’s talented girls’ JV soccer team.

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