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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.

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association recently announced the 2017 Keith Waldman - Optimal Performance Associates / NFHCA High School National Academic Squad. Over 2,700 student-athletes from 344 schools received this honor which is awarded to juniors and seniors who achieved a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 out of a 4.0. Greenwich Academy is proud of our following players: Katie Callaghan, Caroline Hughes, Maggie Reville, Manveer Sandhu, Isabella Santucci, Karine Schulze, and Hailey Stern.


Greenwich Academy sent three teams to the 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships and Philadelphia with the Gators Varsity A squad claiming the Paterson Cup for a record 11th time. GA's Varsity B, also in the main draw, earned 9th place while the JV team mustered their way through a tough a tough bracket competing against varsity competition throughout the weekend.

Varsity A headed into the semis after having posted 7-0 wins versus Pingry and Nobles. In the semis they faced Lawrenceville and came out on top 6-1. The Gators found themselves playing an unfamiliar opponent in Agnes Irwin, a home town favorite, for the Paterson Cup. Before the match came to its conclusion, GA was able to clinch with win with a 5-game victory by GA's 3rd seeded player.

Varisty B had a tough draw competing against Andover in their first match. With 3 out of the 7 matches going to 5 games, the Gators fell 2-5 sending them on to the consolation final. From there they fought their way through local teams Germantown Friends (6-1) and Penn Charter (6-1) before facing Connecticut's Choate Rosemary Hall. 6-1 was the theme for the weekend as the Gators fended off Choate by the same score. While the margin of victory was great the play on the court was closer than the score indicated, a great weekend for all.

The JV squad found themselves up against some tough competition in their first match, the result put them into the consolation bracket of the 3rd draw. From there, JV found themselves up against a tough Spence school. In their 3rd match of the weekend the Gators competed against New Canaan's St. Luke's School. The Gators were able to quiet the Storm with an exciting 4-3 win. In their last match of the weekend GA faced Roland Park from Baltimore, MD.

Nearly 30 girls represented Greenwich Academy on the grandest stage of squash. While it was great to see the school claim another championship, it was even more rewarding to see the camaraderie on and sportsmanship on display.

GA's head field hockey coach Jamie Brower was just named MaxFieldHockey's Northeast Region/Connecticut State Coach of the Year! In her fourth year at the helm of GA's storied field hockey program, she helped lead the team to a New England Championship, its first since 2012. Brower has also kept GA's FAA League Championship streak alive earning the honor in each of her years as head coach. Brower also coaches ice hockey and lacrosse in the Middle School.

GA's Group XII's Manveer S. was named to the second team Go Play Sports Tours/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) High School All-American Team. This honor places Manveer as one of the top 48 field hockey players in the nation. Manveer's final goal for the Gators is sure to be the most memorable in her career at Greenwich Academy as she put away a penalty stroke in over time to clinch the New England Title over Andover.

Manveer, along with classmate Karina S. and Group XI's Belli S. earned All Region honors as well.

GA's field hockey and soccer teams each earned a berth in the New England Tournament! Field hockey is at the top of the 8 team bracket having come off an undefeated regular season and an FAA League Championship. They will play host to Westminster on Wednesday at 2:00 PM. Soccer -- also FAA League Champions, are seeded 7th and will travel to Loomis on Wednesday. 

GA's cross country team competed in the NEPSAC Championship race at Choate yesterday with senior Sarah C. leading the Gators with a top 30 finish.

 

GA's 2016 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!

GA's Kayla Y., a rising sophomore, earned gold as a member of the  United States U17 water polo team at the Pan American Junior Championships in Lima, Peru. Kayla tallied 14 goals over the course of the tournament helping the team capture the championship. One of only two players from outside of California, Kayla was also one of the youngest members on the squad.

Three more years of Kayla in the pool bodes well for the Gators as she was named this spring's MVP at the NEPSAC's Liquid Four where GA earned back-to-back titles.

 

 

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