Over 80% of GA's 2019 field hockey team were named to the 2019 Keith Waldman Optimal Performance Associates/NHFCA High School National Academic Squad. The High School National Academic Squad program recognizes those high school seniors and juniors who have achieved a minimum cumulative, unweighted grade-point average of 3.50 out of 4.0 — or the equivalent — through the first quarter of the 2019-20 school year.
Impressive work both in the classroom and competition!
For the 17th consecutive year, Greenwich Academy won the FAA League Championship. Competing both days of the tournament at Sacred Heart, the Gators beat the host school in the final 6-1 to keep their hold on the title. Seeded first, GA had bye in the first round and then swept Hopkins 7-0 in the semis. The Gators hope to take this momentum into the High School National Tournament which will be played at Trinity College February 22 and 23.
GA's Green team hoisted the championship cup at the US Squash Middle School National Championship held at Yale University this past weekend. Seeded 4th, GA worked their way through the draw beating Springside Chestnut Hill of Philadephia 5-0 in the first round. Next the Gators posted a 4-1 win over cross-town rival Sacred Heart who was last year's defending champion. In the semis, the mighty green machine faced another Philly school in Episcopal Academy. The Gators went back to perfect form and dispatched EA 5-0. The finals saw GA facing another team from the same zip code, Greenwich Country Day. With wins at 3, 4 and 5, none more exciting than the come-from-behind triumph at #3, GA reclaimed the championship for the first time since 2015 and the 8th time overall which no other program can boast about!
GA's Grace Schulze '20 was named to MAX Field Hockey’s 2019 High School National All-American Second Team. A senior standout and co-captain the last two seasons, Schulze has won 2 FAA League Championships, 2 FAA Tournament Championships and 1 New England Championship in her four year career. Additionally, she eared the Rote Award the last two season which honors the team's leading scorer. Schulze's talents also abound on GA's hockey and lacrosse teams. Congratulations, Grace!
GA's Varsity A squash team will be looking for another 3peat for the 2019-2020 season with their eyes set on the FAA, New England and National Championships. While the tournaments do not occur in that order, the stakes raise with each successive event. Thus far the team is off to an undefeated start with wins against Choate, Hotchkiss and Taft. For more on the GAVAS team, please read this Greenwich Time article.