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GA's 2017 volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. Congratulations to all of the players on the team!

Rising senior Kate H. recently took home 5 gold medals at the Connecticut Long Course Swimming Championships held at Wesleyan University. Kate was the first to touch the wall in the 50free, 100back, 200back and 100fly. All of these results qualify Kate for the National Club Swimming Championships this summer in as well as the USA Swimming Senior National Championships this winter. Kate also won gold in the 200free relay and the 400medley relay. Kate is GA's most decorated swimmer and, along with 3 others, will help lead this year's swimming and diving team as captain.



GA's Katie D. '21 recently won an American Junior Golf Association qualifying event shooting a one over par 73 at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Katie has been a mainstay on the GA golf team the last two years helping her team secure the FAA Championship this spring as well as having two strong showings at the New England Pippy O'Connor Tournament. Congratulations, Katie!

GA's Izzy Nixon continues to receive accolades for her work on and off of the lacrosse field at Yale University. Her latest notable accomplishment was being named to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association's Academic Honor Roll. Nixon was one of 10 Bulldogs to receive this honor thus earning the team IWCLA Academic Squad recognition. A player must have a 3.5 GPA or higher to earn this honor. Without question, Izzy has epitomized what it is to be a student-athlete this season with her achievements on the field, Second Team All-Ivy honors, and in the classroom--congratulations.

GA's Caroline Dunleavy, '17, is making the move to Yale University from the University of Notre Dame where she had an outstanding tennis season coupled with a strong performance in the classroom. Dunleavy reached quarterfinals in the ITA Midwest Regionals and made the dean's list. Dunleavy competed for one season at GA where she earned the FAA singles title, she was the #1 ranked prospect in New England as a senior and ranked as high as 29thnationally. Welcome back to Connecticut, Caroline!

GA's Karina Schulze and Borden Wahl, both graduates of the class of 2018, were recently named High School All Americans by their respective sporting bodies, the US Lacrosse Association and the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA). Karina, a three-season captain of GA's field hockey, ice hockey, and lacrosse teams had a standout senior season this spring on both ends of the field and particularly in the circle where she was dominant on the draw. Karina will take her lacrosse talents to the University of Chicago in the fall. Borden, in her time at GA, has won a total of 5 New England Championships – three in water polo for which she earned her NISCA honors, and two in swimming. Borden is GA's all-time leading scorer in water polo and will bring her powerful egg-beater kick and rifle arm to Harvard's team next year.

GA's Maya W. '20 and Sophie F. '21, were both selected to USA Field Hockey's National Futures Championship U16 Northeast Regional Team. Not only did the two make the 36 player roster, they were then selected to compete in the Stars and Stripes elite game made up of players throughout the country. Maya and Sophie helped GA to two titles this past fall, the FAA League Championship and the highly coveted New England Championship. Thankfully, they will both be back on the filed come August.

GA's Annie DeFrino, '14, just capped off an impressive career at Colorado College. A standout lacrosse and ice hockey player at GA, DeFrino took her talents out west where she amassed a mighty 263 points on the lacrosse field via 202 career goals and 61 assists. Twice receiving Second Team All-West Region honors, DeFrino also helped lead her team to a sweet sixteen appearance in her senior season. To read more about Annie and other GA alums who are also Colorado College Tigers, please read this Greenwich Time article.

For the first time in the program's 16-year history, Greenwich Academy took home the Charles D. Cole trophy, awarded to the team with the most overall points at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association's Championship regatta held on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA. While all four boats have qualified in previous years, this is the first time that all boats made it to the afternoon's grand finals. In the prelims, GA's 4th boat finished 2nd, the 3rd boat left the field behind with a 1st place finish and though they did not have as much open water, the 2nd boat also had a 1st place finish. Despite a malfunctioning rudder, GA's first boat qualified for the grand final with a 2nd place finish in their heat. All of these strong AM performances were a good omen for an afternoon of strong racing.

GA's 4th boat was the first to medal as they earned silver in their final. With Sofi G. in the coxie seat, she steered Maia V.B, Charlotte C., Clodagh M.-J., and Elizabeth R. down the course to a second-place finish and were greeted at the dock to be awarded their performance.

Next GA's 3rd boat of Jane W., Marie B., Madison F., Charlotte S. and coxswain Lilly B. had another dominant performance leaving the field behind to a gold medal finishing time of 5:55.323. This is the first time for GA's 3rd boat to accomplish this feat.

The second boat of Lucy H., Schuyler H., Caroline S., Olivia F. and coxswain Emma O. also earned some hardware with a 2nd place finishing time of 5:52.296. Three races, three top-two finishes – a great day to be the Gator.

While at the start line for the last race of the day, GA's 1st boat did not realize that the Cole Trophy was riding on their performance as a 4th place finish would be enough to claim the top points honor. Competing in lane 6, the Gators battled back from 5th place within the last 500 meters to surpass Brooks for the all-important points. Though disappointed to not be in the top 3, their gutsy final strokes propelled them across the line just where they needed to be in order to for the program to achieve a historic first -- a 41 to 40 win over Nobles for the Charles D. Cole trophy

It truly was an amazing day to be a Gator!


For those wanting to relive the day, here is a YouTube link.


Greenwich Academy's water polo team captured their third straight New England Championship with a 12-6 win over Phillips Exeter. The win capped off an undefeated season against NEPSAC opponents with the only blemish on the team's record being a close-fought 17-19 loss to local rival Greenwich High School.

GA entered the Liquid Four as the number one seed and faced Deerfield in the semi-final. While the opening minutes were tight, the Gators won their first contest 15-5 with strong goal keeping from Casey G. and solid offensive output from Borden W. - 8 goals, Kayla Y. - 3 goals, and 2 from Sydney H.

GA was lights out in the first half against Exeter who had beaten Williston Northampton earlier in the day. Strong defending and solid goalkeeping kept the Big Red away from the back of the cage which allowed the Gators to take a 7-0 lead into intermission. Borden and Kayla continued to pace the Gators offensively wth 5 and 3 goals respectively while Lily S. notched two more with Sydney and Kaitlin G. scoring one goal a piece.

GA says goodbye to 6 seniors who will be sorely missed -- Borden, Camille, Annabelle, Paulina, Sydney and Casey. We wish them the best in their next endeavors and look forward to hearing about Borden's exploits on Harvard's water polo team next year.

Izzy Nixon '15 was recently named second team All-Ivy League along with three other teammates at Yale. Nixon had a remarkable season for the Bulldogs breaking the Ivy League record for draw controls having won 130 over the course of the season! This achievement was no surprise given she averages 8 a game. Nixon's contribution to the team was not just in the circle as she was the third leading scorer on the team as well. Most recently, Nixon was named as a captain for next year's team.

GA's Group X's Maya W. was recently named to USA Field Hockey's Junior National Indoor Team. One of 16 on the roster, Maya is the only player from Connecticut and the only one representing the Northeast. In her two seasons on GA's varsity field hockey team, she has won a New England Championship and been a Runner Up for the Championship. To see the other players on the roster, as well as seeing the senior team, please read this article.

GA's top 4 finish in the O'Day qualifier held at Indian Harbor Yacht Club in Greenwich this past Saturday earned the team its first opportunity to compete for the George O'Day Trophy, also known as the NESAA Fleet Racing Championship. The finals, held at Tabor Academy in Marion, MA, saw the best 17 crews on the water from the previous day's qualifiers held in Greenwich, Newport, RI and Portland, ME (49 schools in total).

This was the first time the Gators made it to the finals where the only other girls' team was Newtown Country Day. GA was four points out of a top 10 finish behind Barnstable High School. Competing as skipper in the A Division was senior Ashton B. whose crew alternated between classmate Alina P. and Group X's Lilly S. Skippering in the B Division was Group X's Grace A. with crew and classmate Mahika J.

The Gators are back on the water this coming weekend for the CT Championships this Saturday at Coast Guard followed by the Herreshoff Qualifier at Hotchkiss on Sunday.

Greenwich Academy's squash and swimming and diving teams capped off undefeated seasons with New England titles! Each squad also won the FAA Championship in their respective sports. For the varsity A squash team, this was their 7th consecutive New England Championship as they nearly won every match up and down the draw at Phillips Exeter. New Hampshire was good to GA's swimmers as well as they also competed at Exeter. They went into the meet buoyed by a strong performance by GA's divers earlier in the week at Deerfield where they finished 3rd, 14th and 19th. The Gators won 5 of the 14 events and finished in the top 3 in 7 others. Another dominant performance as GA took home its second Championship in two years.

Izzy Nixon, '15 was recently named the Ivy League's Offensive Player of the Week when she registered 4 goals and 3 assists in the first two games of the season for the Bulldogs. Nixon is also helping spark the offense on the draw having notched 10 draw controls thus far. Yale's first win was an upset beating 24th ranked Albany 12-10. In their second outing they beat Quinnipiac 13-8. A standout player at GA, Nixon was a two time All American in lacrosse.

Scoreboard

Saturday, 10/13/2018
  Soccer - JV
  vs. French American School
W   |  2-0
  Volleyball - Varsity
  vs. Miss Porter's School
L   |  1-3
  Field Hockey - Varsity
  vs. Tabor Academy
W   |  3-0
Thursday, 10/11/2018
  Volleyball - MS Green
  vs. Sacred Heart Greenwich
L   |  0-2
  Volleyball - MS Gold
  vs. Wooster School
L   |  1-2
  Volleyball - JV
  vs. Sacred Heart Greenwich
W   |  3-0
  Volleyball - Varsity
  vs. Sacred Heart Greenwich
W   |  3-0
Wednesday, 10/10/2018
  Soccer - JV
  vs. Hopkins School
L   |  1-2
  Soccer - Varsity
  vs. Hopkins School
W   |  3-1
Tuesday, 10/09/2018
  Soccer - MS Gold
  vs. St. Luke's School
L   |  0-3
  Field Hockey - Varsity
  vs. Rye Country Day School
W   |  5-1
Saturday, 10/06/2018
  Field Hockey - JV
  vs. Kent School
W   |  6-0
  Field Hockey - Varsity
  vs. Kent School
W   |  7-0
  Soccer - Varsity
  vs. Hotchkiss School
T   |  3-3
  Soccer - JV
  vs. Hotchkiss School
T   |  0-0
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