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Greenwich Academy won its first title in Swimming and Diving in convincing fashion with a 156 point edge over its closest opponent. The team opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley and kept its momentum winning the 200free, 50free, 100free, 500free, 200free relay, 100breast and finished the day shattering the 400free relay record. In addition to the 400free relay record, record's were set in the 50 and 100 free as well as the 200 free.

The meet started on Wednesday with our divers contributing critical point to the team's win. Today was an amazing day for Greenwich Academy's swimming and diving program!

GA sophomore Kaitlyn Davis scored her 1000th point Friday night in a 59-72 loss to FAA rival St. Luke's. In one of the most exciting games played in the Raether Gymnasium in recent memory, the Gators trailed by 10 at the half. Kaitlyn's strong second-half performance helped get the team within striking distance and she mustered her 1000th point in a 1v3 end to end run of the court with under three minutes to play. She finished with a game-high 28 points. For more on the game, read this Greenwich Time article.
GA's Caitlin Buckley, '13, is the featured athlete on the Williams's women's ice hockey team video spotlight. An assistant captain for the Ephs, Buckley was an outstanding defender for the Gators with a particular talent for "killing penalties" when the opponent had the advantage on the ice. It is no surprise that Caitlin in engaged off of the ice in Williamstown as she was a steady presence in GA's Yearlings program during her tenure on North Maple Avenue. Please see the video to learn even more about Caitlin.
GA's Ashton B., '17, placed 4th at the 2016 Youth World Sailing Championships held in Auckland, New Zealand. Representing the United States, Ashton and her sailing partner, were the sole all-female i420 boat in the event where 380 sailors represented 65 nations. Missing the bronze medal by one point to France was a disappointment but performing on a world stage in this four day regatta was incredible. Her notable performance landed Ashton on World Sailing's All-Star list.

 

GA's Manveer S. '18 has been named to the Harrow/NFHCA High School All-Region team. Manveer, a standout midfielder for GA, helped lead the team to a 17-2 record along with FAA League Championship and Tournament titles and a strong showing in the NEPSAC tournament. Manveer was one of twelve players representing her region on the team.

GA's field hockey and soccer teams captured the FAA Tournament Championship last Thursday and Friday respectively.

The field hockey team entered the two-day tournament as the #1 seed and earned their way to the final game with a 4-1 win over #4 Rye Country Day. To earn their 33rd consecutive Championship, the Gators had to overcome a one goal deficit against cross-town rival and #2 seed Sacred Heart. It was definitely a tale of two halves as Gators outscored the Tigers 4 goals to none in the second stanza to hoist the trophy. To read more details on the Championship game, please see this Greenwich Time article.

 

GA's soccer team's path to the title was more circuitous. As the 5th seed, they would have to win two games on the road to find themselves in the final. A narrow one-goal win at Greens Farms propelled the team to the semis at St. Luke's. It took 2 over time periods for the 5th seeded Gators to beat the 2nd seeded Storm to advance to the final. Friday would be the longest road trip of the week as the Gators headed to Hopkins to face the #1 seed. GA tallied a goal a piece in each half to win the game 2-0. To read more details on the Championship game, please see this Greenwich Time article. 

GA will be competing in the FAA play offs beginning Monday November 7th. Three teams will enter tournament play while GA's harriers finished in 3rd at the league's championship race at Waveny Park last Monday.

 

Tomorrow the soccer team heads to Greens Farms for a 1:30 start. The the game will be streamed on Bleachers. The volleyball team will be hosting Hamden Hall with a 4:00pm start. On Tuesday, the #1 seeded field hockey team will take on the Wildcats of RCDS at 2:00pm. Both the volleyball and field hockey games will also be streamed on Bleachers.

 

Go GAtors!

Evan Rosencrans, '13, helped her Greenwich Academy field hockey team earn a NEPSAC Championship in her senior year at GA. Now a senior at Hamilton, Rosencrans is helping her team knock off top ranked teams in New England. And, on the way, she has set the all-tiime scoring record for the Contientals at 48 goals with 4 games left to play. Congratulations, Eva!

Rising Group XI Gator Megan D. has had an eventful summer training on the track and will compete in the 50th USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships to be held in Sacramento, California. Megan qualified for the National event after competing in the Region I Junior Olympic qualifier held in Albany, NY. Megan posted a PR in the long jump and was just shy of her PR in the triple jump, yet her distance of 30 feet 2.5 inches still earned her a spot in the National event and she will hop, step and jump her way to California! Good luck, Megan!

GA's Maya W., a rising Group IX Gator, recently clinched first place at the USA Field Hockey's U-14 National Tournament. Held in Lancaster, PA, Maya on team "Helsinki" edged out team " Stockholm for the championship. Each roster was made up of 20 girls competing for top spots in USA Field Hockey's Olympic development program known as Futures.
For the second year running, Natalie Reynolds '13, has earned the dual honor of being a Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Scholar Athlete and member of the Region 1 Scholar Athlete team. Her success in the classroom, on the water, and on the erg; combined with her team's success in the region, were just some of the criteria that made this possible. That she pulled off this feat is no small surprise as Reynolds was quite the scholar athlete at GA as a member of the School's Cum Laude Society and a member of the 2011 crew team that earned a 1st place finish at NEIRA.
Group X's Kate H. swam to an US Olympic Trial qualifying time of 2:15.67 in the 200 backstroke this past weekend at the Speedo Premiere Open in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Kate dropped nearly 5 seconds off of her time, winning the race and touching the wall under the necessary time of 2.16.59 in order to qualify for the trials. The Olympic Trials will be held in Omaha, Nebraska and will run from June 26th - July 3rd. This is the only event where swimmers can qualify for this summer's Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Omaha, Kate will be in the pool with the likes of Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, all of who will be aiming to finish in the top two in their events in order to represent the US in Rio. Kate is vying to qualify for the 50free and 100 back as well and we wish her the best as she looks to make those times.

										

In their first season as a varsity squad, the Gators ran the table in the NEPSAC and captured the New England Liquid Four Championship! Undefeated in the regular season against all prep schools, with only one blip on their radar against Greenwich High School, GA went into the the weekend as the number one seed. GA opened the day vs. Andover at Brunswick's natatorium with a convincing 17-8 win. GA faced Hopkins in the final who they had previously beaten 13-9. The first period in the championship was close but then the Gators rattled off 3 unanswered goals to start the second and never looked back with an eventual 12-4 victory.

Senior captains Megan A. and Avery P. were named to the All Tournament Team while Group X's Borden W. was named the tournament MVP.

Saturday, six of GA's varsity tennis players traveled to Kent to play in the annual de Villafranca Tournament. Georgia R. '19 played #1 singles and co-captain Olivia C. '17 played #2 singles, while Group IX's Annabel T. and Karina T. played #1 doubles. It was a marathon day of tennis but well worth the time spent on the road and on the courts with the team's best ever finish at second place. Georgia won the #1 draw battling through a tough seed. The tournament director commented that Georgia's final match was the best he has seen played at Kent while coaches Schrohe and Arnold felt like they were watching the outer courts at the US Open. Olivia earned a spot in the consolation final once again displaying grit and grace as she gave her all throughout the day. And though singes players on any other days, Annabel and Karina worked their way to the final playing great tennis and having great fun doing it.
Georgia and Olivia will play in the FAA Tournament on Monday held at Greens Farms Academy.

GA's golf team headed up to Bull's Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, CT on Monday to defend their New England Championship. This was the fourth time in four years that the team earned this chance and the fourth time that they were successful! Entering the tournament with a deep field of seven players on the 18 hole course and one on the 9 hole course, the Gators were hopeful and confident despite the windy conditions. Seniors Ellie Garland, Alexa Murray and Jessica Yacobucci had been in this situation before and helped to calm the nerves of first-time players Emmy S. '19 and Stephanie L. '18. Susanna V. '17, perhaps GA's most experienced golfer played her first round of golf in about six months having been sidelined from an injury. She rebounded extremely well shooting a 77, finishing fourth on the day, and first for the Gators. Jess, Emmy and Stephanie saw their score cards tallied with Susanna's for the team win of 340 six shots ahead of Taft and Exter. Grace Z. '18 and Nicole W' '17 rounded out the field for GA.

 

Next the Gators will look to defend their FAA League and Tournament Championship.

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