MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
January 14, 2018
Annie Woodall, Sophia Brandstaedter, Mary Kate O’Connor and Ari Allen-Santiago
This week’s Dragons of the Week are Annie, Sophia B, and Mary Kate for their remarkable efforts in our game against Winfield. Annie played great defense the entire time she was out on the court. Her energy and aggression contributed to a huge block in the third quarter against one of their tougher players. Sophia B netted a jump shot and played with such strength in her position under the hoop. Mary Kate was given the opportunity to take a shot and took it with great form and confidence. In our game this past Friday, Ari played incredible defense keeping Winfield on their toes at all times. Congratulations to all of our Dragons!
Alexandra Grushkin, Lizzy Washburn, Megan Szot, Margot Callahan and Evelyn Hickey
The Middle School Swim team is proud to announce their Dragons of the Week as: Alexandra Grushkin and the Medley Relay team of Lizzy Washburn, Megan Szot, Margot Callahan and Evelyn Hickey. Alexandra is being recognized for her thoughtfulness and kindness to all. She willingly takes care of the new members on the team, helping them find their way at practice and meets, as well as helping them to improve their technique. The Medley Relay team set a new middle school meter pool record, one that has held since the season of 1998-1999! Lizzy, Megan, Evelyn and Margot are to be congratulated on their strong efforts in the pool. With the season still so young, we look forward to more excitement from them in our future meets. Congratulations to all our Dragons!
Lucy Bashforth, Astrid Burns and Annabelle Walter
Lucy Bashforth has really taken her game to another level this week. Her concentration during the serving portion of practice has paid off. She is much more consistent and confident. We continue to look forward to Lucy’s game play and growth. Keep up the great work!Astrid Burns has been leading by example since the beginning of the season. She strides into the field house and gets involved in the set up of the space as well getting her team warmed up and ready to practice. She is an active participant in all of the drills and her serves are becoming much more consistent and difficult to return. Dragon of the week for MS volleyball green team will be Annabelle. In our first match Annabelle displayed great skill at the service line. She continues to improve with each practice becoming more vocal and more aggressive at attacking the volleyball. Keep up the great work ethic Annabelle.
UPPER SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
January 14, 2018
The Dragon of the Week for varsity basketball is Lauren Rusas. Lauren has started every varsity game as a freshman. She has been a solid contributor all season. Lauren hit a huge foul shot to secure our first conference win over New Providence high school. Congratulations Lauren
Hanna Asirvatham and Grace Martin
Hannah has met and exceeded the expectations of the coaching staff and of her teammates. She has been working hard on her defensive skills which was a huge help in this past Wednesday’s Varsity game, when her teammates were in foul trouble. Hannah has used her attention to detail and willingness to take direction to develop her talents. We look forward to continue to see her grow on the court! Despite early injury during the season, Grace Martin has maintained a positive attitude to go along with her willingness to learn the game of basketball. Her skills have improved immensely due to her commitment and hard work in practice and it shows in her added minutes in games. The coaching staff is proud of her development!
This week’s Dragon of the Week for fencing is Miriam Shoman. Miriam had an awesome meet against Columbia HS by winning all three of her bouts. Not only did she do that, but she helped coach the other saber fencers to make sure they did their best. Miriam showed great sportsmanship and demonstrated team support throughout the duration of the meet. Keep up the great work Miriam!
V Ice Hockey
Skylar Sim and Aynsley Kaufman
Varsity Ice Hockey recognizes sophomore Skylar Sim as our Dragon of the Week. Skylar has demonstrated a tenacious work ethic, seeking out coaches for advice on different game scenarios and putting forth her best effort in practice. Skylar was a vital part of this team's success. She had an assist in the 3-2 win against PDS, scored the only goal in the first-ever tie game against Morristown-Beard, and put Summit on it's heels with an early breakaway goal in the 2-0 win against Summit. Congratulations, Skylar! Varsity Ice Hockey also recognizes tri-captain Aynsley Kaufman as Dragon of the Week. So far this season, Aynsley has scored 7 goals and has made 6 assists for a combined total of 13 points. Aynsley was recognized as the second Dragon ever to earn her 100th point during Friday’s game against Pingry School. Along with her offensive prowess, she is also a talented defensive player. She skates with great poise, has enviable stick handling skills, and communicates well with her teammates. Congratulations, Aynsley!
Caitlin Tam is our Dragon of the week for Varsity Squash. Caitlin's hard work and dedication in practice the past two weeks paid off. She works super hard and is always punctual for practice. Caitlin was able to win this past weekend versus Mitchell Squash. In an epic battle, she won 3-2 sets. In a very impressive last set where Caitlin was down 7-10 she kept her composure and rallied back to win 12-10. It was very impressive to save so many match points and win the overall set! Caitlin is very coachable and we look forward to see her improve throughout the season! Go Dragons!!
V Winter Track
Meagan Canfield has shown tremendous team leadership throughout the last couple of weeks. Despite her minor injury and not being able to participate in practices and the first two track meets, she showed her support to the team and helped coaches run practices when needed. We look forward to seeing Meagan succeed on and off of the track. Congratulations Meagan! Keep up the great work!