Fall Sports for 2017 are now in the history book rather than the scheduling book, and our teams had some notable moments over the course of the season.
Varsity Volleyball welcomed new head coach Jenica Leonard, and a young team (eight members of the team had graduated) took its lumps early. But thanks to an outstanding attitude and work ethic the team, anchored by senior captains Brigid Lyons and Caleigh McDonough, stayed the course and secured a clutch of wins including enough to hold its place in the ISL top division.
Cross Country’s big championships occur on back-to-back weekends, with team finishing 4th at the ISL Championships, and 5th at the DC State Championships. Michaela Kirvan ’18 and Brennan Dunne ’19 both finished in the top 15 at ISLs, with Kirvan notching a 5th place finish at the State race.
Varsity Field Hockey had a shot at the banner going into the last week of the season, and while they fell one game short, they made a battling run to the ISL semis. Led by senior co-captains Lila McGrail, Clare Richards, and Alison Snider, the team played a potent brand of offense, scoring four or more goals on five occasions.
Varsity Tennis tied for its highest finish in the league, finishing 4th overall for the second year in a row. The outstanding highlight was weather-interrupted win over National Cathedral. Trailing 3-1 when rain stopped play, the match restarted over a week later with the remaining singles match, and two doubles teams knowing they had no room for error. A battling performance epitomized by the like of Meghan McCarthy ’20 saw the girls win the match 4-3
Varsity Soccer rode the waves of form for a season that ran the gamut of emotions. A controversial loss on Senior Day was balanced by a definitive win over O’Connell and a battling come from behind tie with Good Counsel. With seniors Nina LaRow in the goal, and Megan Nayak on the forward line, the team had anchors at both ends of the field.