MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
February 11, 2019
Ariel Lowe, Addison McGoey, Megan Altier and Angelica Nwachuku
The Middle School Basketball Dragons of the Week are Ariel, Addison, Megan and Angelica. In our triple overtime game against Oak Knoll, Addison netted a crucial basketball that keep Kent Place in the lead. She took great shots and was a huge presence on the court. Ariel was a force under the basket. She pulled down important rebounds to keep possession of the ball for our shooters to keep having second and third opportunities to take shots. In our short game against Golda Och, Megan and Angelica both scored a basket and worked hard for every loose ball. They both played with such heart. Congratulations to all of our Dragons!
Lizzy Washburn, Bridget Daab and Margot Callahan
The MS Swim team would like to acknowledge Lizzy Washburn, Bridget Daab and Margot Callahan for their leadership, endless support of teammates, and for their prowess in the pool. As captains/co-captain of the team they have provided quotes for every meet that inspire and motivate the team to do their best. They have organized the responsibilities needed to allow the season to run smoothly, picking up the slack where needed. They have shared their knowledge of the sport willingly and with enthusiasm, helping their teammates to find greater success. And as competitive swimmers, they are at the top of the list earning numerous personal bests, setting new middle school records and finishing in first or second place in every event they competed in this season. Congratulations girls. We are proud of you!
Sonali Kamilla, Kara Pantozzi and Ava Guarino
Sonali has really come into her own this season and has a steady and accurate serve that has become her signature this season. Sonali was stellar against Golda Och on Wednesday this week. She tallied eight points in our match and was able to find the holes in the Golda Och defense. We look forward to seeing her shine on Monday for our last match of the season. Great Job Sonali! Kara was stellar from the service line on Wednesday and earned the Gold team on a winning trajectory with three service aces and four straight points. Her hard work and focus are truly paying off and we look forward to seeing her finish strong with our last match of the season on Monday. Great Job Kara! Green Team Dragon of the week is Ava Guarino. Ava has contributed several aces from the service line and has also helped her team defensively. Ava has worked her way into becoming a key player for the green team. Way to go Ava, keep up the great work ethic.
UPPER SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
February 11, 2019
This week’s JV basketball Dragon of the Week is CC Wolf. CC’s bright smile and vivacious personality always brings a spark to the team. She is always willing to go out of her comfort zone in trying new skills and gives maximum effort in every task she is given. She is easily the speediest person on the team and uses her quickness to be a strong defender on fast breaks. In her first year playing basketball, she has learned the game very quickly and we are proud of her development!
This week's Dragon of the Week is Alexa Seaton! Coming into the season, Alexa was new to the sport of fencing. Last week at West Essex, she got her first victory! She was very confident in the bout and won it 5-2. Alexa has been working very hard in practice and challenges herself. She always has a smile on her face and is very supportive of her teammates. We look forward to Alexa's constant improvement for the remainder of the season. Congrats Alexa!
V Ice Hockey
Aynsley Kaufman earned Varsity Ice Hockey's Dragon Of the Week honors in the semi- final game of the Morris-Union Girls Ice Hockey League tournament. Matched against Summit High School, it was a hard fought victory. Skylar Sim was first to put a goal on the board for Kent Place by scoring on a penalty shot! Throughout the game, Aynsley consistently pressured her opponents into mistakes with her tenacious forechecking efforts leading to Aynsley's first goal. Later in the game, with the Ice Dragons down by one goal and less than four minutes to play in a close game, Aynsley did it again. Getting the puck off a face-off win by Catherine Torres, she shot and scored her second goal of the game, taking the game into overtime. Not stopping there, Aynsley recorded a natural hat trick when she scored the winning goal, beating Summit 4-3. Congratulations, Aynsley!
Dragon of the Week goes to Grace McGinley for the second time this season. She had a huge turn around match versus Lawrenceville this week. She lost the first set 4-11, but she was able to turn it around and win in four sets. This was won by sheer effort and heart. Both coaches complimented her play in this match. Her ability to hit strong return of serves and run down every single ball was super impressive. We look forward to a repeat performance for the last match of the season!
Catherine has been the mainstay for two of our toughest events, the 200 and 500 freestyle. She performs without question and always gives her best, resulting in points for the team in both dual meets and championships. She is an asset to the team.
V Winter Track
Josie Daab, Miranda Lorsbach, Arden Meyer, and Maggie Stanton
Track and Field’s Dragon of the Week is Josie Daab, Miranda Lorsbach, Arden Meyer, and Maggie Stanton. The varsity 4x800 squad has had a great season and made moves earlier this week at the Varsity Classic Games. Running a P.R. of 9:52, they set a new Kent Place indoor track record and qualified for the Meet of Champions. Congratulations and good luck at Groups.