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Group X's Annie B. was recently named to the 2018-2019 NISCA Girls One Meter Diving All- America Team. Out of the 100 athletes named to the team, Annie was 1 of 10 9th grade students represented and, with two others, representing the state of Connecticut. Annie had a stand out first season at GA finishing first at both the New England and FAA Championships.


Group XI's Caroline P. finished 9th at her first USA Swimming's Open Water Championships held in Miami, FL. Swimming a 5k, Caroline was 9th out of 77 participants. Distance is nothing new to this junior, as she swims the 500m for GA, wining the event as a 9th grader at the New England Championships and helping the Gators take their 3rd NE Championship this season. For more details, please read this Greenwich Time article.

GA's Eliza B. '20 recently competed at the US Lacrosse Women's National Tournament held in Baltimore, MD. Competing in the School Girls Division and representing the state of Connecticut, Eliza was a finalist for the Heather Leigh Albert Award given to the top player of the tournament. Eliza helped lead GA to a 13-2 record and was the team's top goal scorer, 52, and point earner 67.

GA's water polo team captured its 4th straight New England water polo championship with a 12-9 win over Williston Northampton. The road to the final was not an easy one as first-year Sacred Heart Greenwich gave the Gators all they had in the semi-final. GA prevailed over the local upstart 14-11 to find themselves in their fourth final in four years. GA jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the first quarter only to see their lead evaporate due to strong play from the second seeded team. The two squads headed into the final stanza knotted at 8-8, but with some strong defense and taking advantage of a late Williston penalty, the Gators were able to score the last 3 goals of the game and hoist the trophy once more!

Group X's Kaitlin G. and Group XI's Kayla Y. were named to the All Tournament Team with Kayla being named the tournament MVP!

GA's Julia Booth '15, was recently presented with the COOP Service Prize at Hamilton College for "exceptional dedication to community service and leadership making the difference in the lives of people and service organizations." Honored along with classmate and field hockey teammate Sarah Kane, Julia was a four-year goal keeper at GA. She captured four FAA League Championships as a Gator before taking her game to the next level at Hamilton where she served as captain and had a career .771 save percentage.

GA's Manveer Sandhu '18, was named Bowdoin College's Outstanding First-Year Athlete of the Year as a result of her accomplishments on their field hockey team. Also NESCAC's Rookie of the Year, Mani started all 16 games this season, scored 3 goals and had 4 assists for the Polar Bears. Mani's most memorable moment for the Gators was her NEPSAC Championship wining stroke in over time to beat Andover.

The GA crew team headed to Lake Waramuag last weekend where they competed against New Country Day, Old Lyme, Miss Porters and Canterbury. This race day has grown over the years and has taken on the name of the Connecticut Girls' Cup. All four of GA's varsity boats won their races with GA's novice four finishing 3rd. Time on Lake Waramaug will benefit our rowers as they head back to that water for Founders Day on the 5th. GA will have another road trip on the 1st as they head to Andover to do their best to earn qualifying times for NEIRA.

The GA sailing team had a tremendous weekend on the water. Saturday they competed at the CT State Championship at Sail Black Rock in Bridgeport, CT. The only girls team in the field, GA was one point away from a second place finish to Choate and two places behind their practice partners, Brunswick. Sunday the team returned to Black Rock for the Herreshoff qualifier, one of three sites running in New England. GA was 3 points behind Hotchkiss before the final race of the day. Strong finishes throughout the day in both the A and B races positioned the team to be able to jump ahead on the final sail, which they did, out-pacing the Bearcats by two points. GA will travel to Bowdoin to compete in the Herreshoff Championship where they will look to improve upon last year's results.

GA's Izzy Nixon '15, a stand out Gator and tremendous player at Yale, was drafted as the 23rd pick into the WPLL (Women's Professional Lacrosse League). Nixon is the first Bulldog to be drafted into the league and will play for New England Command. Nixon leads the Ivies in draw controls this season with 149. This statistic has her second in the NCAA and is a skill that has set her apart from the field. Nixon also contributes in other ways offensively, with 57 career goals and 83 career points in 55 games. Last season she earned second team All-Region and All-Ivy League recognition and was an IWLCA Academic Squad selection. Congratulations, Izzy!
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GA's Katie D. '21, just turned in an impressive score card at the Charleston Springs Junior World Qualifier in Millstone Township, NJ. Tied for first after two rounds, Katie lost in a playoff. In her final 9 holes, the GA sophomore shot two birdies and eagle to finish with 70 on the day and a 142 over the course of the tournament. She will look to help her team repeat as FAA League Champions and return to to the top of the leader board at the Pippy O'Conner New England Golf Championship.

This past weekend the GA sailing team competed in the O'Day Championships/NESSA Fleet Race Championship. While the qualifying event was held at multiple venues, GA was on its home waters racing out of Indian Harbor Yacht Club and finished in 3rd, their best result in this competition. 15 schools qualified to race on Sunday at the Hotchkiss School with only one other team being an all-girls school in Newton Country Day. Racing in unfamiliar vessels, FJ's opposed to 420s, the Gators did their best under challenging conditions. With much of the season ahead of them, the team is looking to use this valuable experience going forward.

Group XI's Grace A. was selected as one of 14 US sailors to compete in the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships to be held in Gdynia, Poland this coming July. Grace is the only female sailor who will competing in the Laser Radial event. Out of the 14 athletes representing the US, 11 will be first-time competitors including Grace. This is a tremendous honor for her and for GA, as stated on the event page, "The championship attracts only the best youth sailors from around the world and competition is notoriously tough as competitors are selected by their Member National Authority (MNA) from a host of eligible sailors within each nation."

GA's swimming and diving team won its third NEPSAC Championship in three years off of strong performance in the pool and on the 1meter board. A smaller roster and the graduation of some talented teammates did not deter this year's team from putting up points as they exceeded last year's total with 409.5. For a full summary of the meet, please read this Greenwich Time article.

For the fourth time in four years, and their 16th overall, Greenwich Academy earned New England Champion honors in their final tournament of the year at Choate Rosemary Hall. This senior class made up of two sets of twins, Haley A. and Claire A. & India S. and Lucy S., have won 12 titles in all while members of the varsity A team -- 4 FAA Championships, 4 New England Championships, and 4 National Championships. An impressive record for an impressive group! While those 8 shoes will be hard to fill, there is no doubt that next year's squad will look to keep the streak alive.

Seven members of GA's field hockey team made the 2018 Keith Waldman — Optimal Performance Associates/NFHCA High School National Academic Squad. Senior L. Berger and juniors E. Barringer, K. Glassmeyer, A. Packard, E. Rodger, G. Schulze and M. Waker were honored. 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 2018-19 school year.

Congratulations to all!

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