MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
February 4, 2019
Lily Kaplan, Sophia Miller, Clare Pawlowski
Our middle school Dragons of the Week are Lily, Sophia M. and Clare! These three players all had incredibles games against Pingry this past week, with one game going into triple overtime! Lily was strong underneath the hoop, driving the baseline and grabbing a bunch of rebounds. She also made fantastic passes to her teammates to keep the game tight. Sophia was also strong under the hoop, making her presence known. She encouraged her teammates the entire game and kept everybody motivated. She is very concentrated during practice, looking for ways to make her game better. Clare also had a very strong game against Pingry. She was aggressive with and without the ball, handling it very well. Clare has had so much improvement over the course of the season and we look forward to her continued success. Congratulations Lily, Sophia and Clare!
Cari Corrales, Riya Soni, Maya Yie, Jasmine Algarin and Nora Clow
The Middle School Swim Team is proud to announce the Dragons of the Week as: Cari Corrales, Riya Soni, Maya Yie, Jasmine Algarin and Nora Clow. Cari, Jasmine and Nora all overcame personal challenges as they returned to competitive swimming following a week off due to play rehearsal. Whether they were facing the challenge of swimming the dreaded 100 or 200 Free, or just trying to remember how to regulate their breathing so that they could complete the event, these girls rose to the challenge and they should be proud of what they accomplished. Riya is a Dragon for her spirit and support for her teammates. She walked up and down the deck of the pool cheering and encouraging her teammates to the very end. Maya is a Dragon for always finding the challenge and going for it. She is bravery personified! Congratulations to these Dragons! We are proud of you!
Roshni Kopparapu and Arabella Hubbauer
Green team Dragon of the week is Roshni Kopparapu. Roshni has been getting to her spots defensively and has also been a threat at the service line. She is determined to do whatever it takes to help her team succeed. Defense wins games! Keep up the good work ethic Roshni! Arabella Hubbauer is the Gold Team Dragon of the week this week. Arabella was spot on serving against Newark Academy on Monday and has improved her overall game play during each practice and game. Arabella has gained quite a bit of confidence in her ability to spike and block and we look forward to seeing her implement both of them in our upcoming games. Great Job Arabella.
UPPER SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
February 4, 2019
Neera has stepped up to be the JV basketball team’s main ball handler. Her skills have been put to the test each game and she’s taken that challenge with tenacity. With each dribble, she grows more and more confident with her abilities and her growth has shown to the delight of her teammates and coaching staff. Congratulations Neera!
Our Dragon for the Week for fencing is Andra! Andra is one of our team captains and sticks to her role. She is motivating to her teammates and is always cheering them on during their bouts. Andra is a very determined fencer that puts up a fight to the end with her opponents. She had a very strong week this week at districts, winning bouts that had to come down to the final touch. We look forward to everything Andra will accomplish during the rest of the season!
Dragon of the week for Varsity Squash goes to Grace McGinley this week. Grace has been an exceptional captain and team player. She is super talented once she's in the zone and playing in matches. Grace has one of the best forehand drives on the team which allows her to put up numerous points on the board. Her best match to date was against Blair in our first meet where she was able to win in straight sets (11-7, 11-9, 11-6). Grace McGinley is also always on top of the team scheduling and making sure there are no conflict between practices and matches. Her leadership of the team has been excellent as well. The coaches look forward to having her back next season! The team wouldn't run smoothly without her! Go Dragons!
V Winter Track
Christiana Nwachuku and Kiana McQuade
Christiana was crucial to the team taking home second place in the County when she made the finals for the 55m dash and cemented her place as the fastest freshman in the County, running a final time of 7.32 seconds, a time which qualifies her to run at Nationals. Congrats, Christi! Senior Kiana McQuade had a great meet at UCIAC County Championships in Jersey City, NJ, throwing a monster personal record shot put of 25’ 3.5.” Her training this season has been paying off, and we’d like to extend a huge congratulations to her hard work.