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GA's Kayla Y. '20, has been named to USA Water Polo's Cadet Team and will be competing this July at the UANA Junior Pan American Games to be held in Lima, Peru. Out of the 23 players named to the roster, Kayla is 1 out of 3 who are not from the West coast. In her first year on GA's water polo team, Kayla saw her team win its second New England title in two years and was named the tournament MVP.
As seen in this Greenwich Time article, GA's Izzy Nixon '15 was an named All Ivy Honorable Mention for her play on the lacrosse team at Yale University. At Yale, Nixon finished with 26 goals and 16 assists on the season garnering her a total of 40 points. As she had done for the Gators, Nixon was particularly strong in the circle for the Bulldogs with a team-best 87 draw controls. It is no surprise that Izzy is being feted for her play in New Haven as she was a two-time All American while at Greenwich Academy.
GA's Ashley Richards 13' was honored with the 1916 Cup at Class Day held at Princeton University. The award is presented to  the senior varsity letter winner with the highest academic standing. This comes as no surprise to those in the GA community where Ashley was a standout in the classroom and on the court. Captaining the team her senior year, she led the them to an FAA and New England Championship. At Princeton, Richards has been a four year member of the varsity squash team.
GA had the good fortune of having four boats qualify to compete in the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association's Championship held at Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA this past Saturday. Each boat, impressively, was able to earn a spot in the afternoon races. The fourth boat comprised of Sofi, Bobbi, Olivia, Madison and Charlotte won their morning heat and then medaled in their grand final with a third place finish. The 3rd boat made up of Gracie, Katherine, Elizabeth, Isabelle and Georgia rowed their way to a 5th place finish in the grand final.  Lilly, Lucy, Holland, Brooke and Katie earned their way to the grand final in the afternoon where they finished 6th among the field of the varsity 2 boats. Finally, GA's 1st boat of Emma times two, Maya, Jane and Mairead placed first in the petit final and 7th overall all in the field. Altogether, GA placed 3rd as a team on the day which is their highest team finish in program history demonstrating great depth in the program.
GA capped off a spectacular season in spectacular fashion winning their second straight New England Championship. The "Liquid Four" held at Deerfield, was deja vu all over again as GA faced Hopkins in the final once again. Earlier in the season, GA defeated Hopkins on the road 15-12. This year's title game was close throughout as the Gators took a narrow two-goal lead into the fourth quarter. Between more accurate shooting and strong goal tending, GA was able to outscore the Hilltoppers for an eventual 24-13 win. Newcomer Kayla Yalensky was named tournament MVP while Borden Wahl, last year's tournament MVP, and Quinn Scannell were named to the all tournament team along with Yalensky. For more details, please see this Greenwich Time article.
GA's Natalie Reynolds, '13, has just been named to US Rowing's Under 23 National Team Selection Camp. Reynolds, who will graduate from the University of Pennsylvania this coming Monday, is one of 34 athletes to "make camp." A rower for four years at GA, Natalie's boat won the New England Championship in 2011. Now a team captain at Penn, Reynolds has had an impressive career as a Quaker. The last two seasons she has been named to the  Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association's DI first team as well as their all academic team. Congratulations and good luck, Natalie!
GA's Sasha Fritts '14, a stand out field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse player as  Gator is having a record lacrosse season thus far at Colby College. Fritts leads the Mules with 32 goals this season and a career 68 goals to this point. In two games versus Williams and then Bowdoin, she netted 12 goals, a performance that garnered her NESCAC Player of the Week honors. Fritts is also a member of the Colby ice hockey team. To read more about Sasha, see this Greenwich Time article and this news release from Colby College.
GA's Emme '17 has been named to the 2017 World Junior Championship squad. She is 1 of 12 players who will represent Team USA at the event to be held in New Zealand July 19-29. Emme has played at the top of the ladder the last two years and GA seeing her team go four for four at the New England Squash Championship and three for four at the National Tournament. This is Emme's first time representing the USA.

GA had 7 alumna representing 3 schools in the collegiate squash national championship otherwise known as the Howe Cup. Harvard University hoisted the championship trophy with Kayley Leonard '15 playing at number two for the Crimson. Princeton University placed fourth with four Gators on their roster, Mary Elena Ubina '13 and Kate Feeley '15 playing at 2 and 9 with fellow Gators Ashley Richards '14 and Lindsay Scott '16 also representing the Tigers. Competing for the Bulldogs of Yale University were Jocelyn Lehman '14 and Jessica Yacobucci '16. 

Princeton hosted the Howe Cup and there is a great video of Ubina and Feeley talking about what hosting meant to them, please watch.

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. 

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