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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.

 

 

GA's Grace A., a rising 10th grader, just competed in the 2017 U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship, held July 9-11 Galveston Bay in Shoreacres, TX. Grace had an impressive second place finish out of 30 entered in this National event. Grace started sailing for GA as an 8th grader, and in her two seasons, has done a great job as skipper for the Gators. Grace also ran on GA's cross country team this past fall. Fortunately, we have 3 more years with Grace on the course, be it a sailing or running one.

Rising junior Kate H. is competing at  2017 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, IN. The photo shows Kate at the start of the 200 Back. She will also compete in the 50 Back, 100 Back and 50 Free. Last year Kate competed in the same event, at the time the Olympic trials in preparation for the Rio games, in Omaha, NE. GA won its first New England Championship this past year with Kate setting the New England record in the 50 and 100 Free at the Championship meet. She was also part of the Championship 200 Medley and 400 Free Relay, also setting New England records. 

GA teammates Isabella S. and Maya W. - Group 10 and 9, have been selected to compete in the 2017 AAU Junior Olympic Games to be held in Detroit Michigan. Both helped to propel GA's field hockey team to the NEPSAC  semi-final this fall with Belli in goal and Maya a few feet in front of her as a central defender. The two were also critical in helping the Gators lay claim to another FAA League and Tournament title this past fall. Selections to the Junior Olympics were made during the National Futures Tournament where the two competed in Lancaster, PA. Congratulations Belli and Maya!

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.

Scoreboard

Wednesday, 02/14/2018
  Basketball - JV
  vs. Choate Rosemary Hall
W   |  34-21
  Ice Hockey - Varsity
  vs. Darien High School
W   |  2-0
Tuesday, 02/13/2018
  Basketball - MS White
  vs. New Canaan Country School
L   |  10-27
  Basketball - MS Green
  vs. Hackley School
L   |  16-41
Saturday, 02/10/2018
  Swimming and Diving - Varsity
  vs. Kent School
W   |  82-75
  Ice Hockey - Varsity
  vs. The Gunnery
T   |  1-1
Friday, 02/09/2018
  Basketball - Varsity
  vs. St. Luke's School
L   |  44-77
Thursday, 02/08/2018
  Basketball - MS Gold
  vs. King School
W   |  27-15
Monday, 02/05/2018
  Basketball - MS Green
  vs. Sacred Heart Greenwich
W   |  28-16
  Basketball - Varsity
  vs. Greens Farms Academy
W   |  55-52
  Basketball - JV
  vs. Hamden Hall Country Day School
W   |  20-11
  Ice Hockey - Varsity
  vs. Rye Country Day School
W   |  5-0
Sunday, 02/04/2018
  Squash - Varsity B
  vs. Choate Rosemary Hall
vs. Team Nationals
Team Nationals Philadelphiaionals Philadelphia - Consolation Final
W   |  6-1
  Squash - Varsity A
  vs. Team Nationals
vs. Agnes Irwin
Paterson Cup Championship
W   |  6-1
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