MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
May 13, 2019
Giordan Ismael and Emma Claire Quinn
Our Dragons of the Week are Giordan Ismael and Emma Claire Quinn. Giordan is a phenomenal attacker who we counted on all season to be a reliable playmaker around the cage. With her high lacrosse IQ and ability to vary the pace and level of her shot, Giordan has been a dramatic contributor to our undefeated season. Due to the loss of two of our three midfielders, Giordan was forced to step into some very big shoes on the draw circle where she helped us control possession in our tie against Montclair-Kimberley this week. Our other Dragon is Emma Claire Quinn, the unsung hero of our season, for managing to be a dominant force at all three areas of the field. She was a scoring machine on attack; her talent for controlling the draw is unparalleled; and on defense, EC can anticipate an attacker’s moves before the attacker herself knows where she’s going. All of these talents aside, our favorite thing about Emma Claire is that she is a true team player who makes everyone else on the field better in both practices and games.
Middle School Softball's Dragon of the Week is Emily Shewchuk. This is Emily's second year on the team and she has grown into such a leader and example for the rest of the girls. Emily is an awesome third base player - always ready and alert, and has excellent form with her catching and throwing. Emily is also a great batter and base runner. We have been so lucky to have her on our team this year. Way to go, Emily!
Noemi Martinez, Ceilia Kanellakos, Molly Daab, and Angelica Nwachuku
The Middle School Track and Field team would like to congratulate our 4 x 100 Relay team consisting of Noemi Martinez, Ceilia Kanellakos, Molly Daab, and Angelica Nwachuku, as our Dragons of the Week. These four runners have been racing all season to beat the Middle School record that was set in 2003. At the Silver Spike Invitational Championship, hosted by Gill St. Bernard’s, these four TrackStars not only finished the relay event in first place but smashed the old time of 54.6 setting a new record of 54.28! Their win in this event also added to our team points at this meet and Kent Place once again took home a trophy, as Runner-Up. Congratulations TrackStars on burning up the track and being our Dragons of the Week.
UPPER SCHOOL DRAGONS OF THE WEEK
May 13, 2019
This week’s Dragon of the Week is awarded to Skylar Leinhardt. Skylar’s hustle, heart and determination inspire her teammates to work harder. She is a dominant force on our offense as a goal scorer and decoy with her off-ball movement. Her consistent stick skills bring confidence and poise within which she plays. Most of all, Skylar’s grit has earned her many ground balls this season and provides momentum for the team when we need it most. Congratulations Skylar!
Kate Lowry and Katie Powers
Dragon of the Week distinctions go to Kate Lowry and Katie Powers for JV Lacrosse. Kate Lowry worked diligently during practice to strengthen her skills, and has proven herself to be an essential member of our defense. She sees the ball and her player which allows her to slide when needed, cut passes off with her stick, and tries valiantly to win the ground balls. Katie Powers is an asset on the JV attack. She is fast, changes hands, likes to drive to goal, and looks to pass to the open players cutting to goal. Recently, we needed both Kate and Katie to play some midfield for JV. They both did tremendous job with transitioning the ball down the field. Congratulations, Kate and Katie!
Congratulations Gabby for achieving her 100th career hit! This Senior Captain has already surpassed her goal totaling 103 hits as of 5/9/19. She continues to provide leadership through the last stretch of the season and will continue strong!
The coaches this year have been very impressed by Maya's work ethic. Enthusiastically, Maya comes ready to learn and better herself at softball. Maya has become a vital outfielder for the team. Maya is always quick to throw the ball to the next fielder; therefore creating solid relays. Excellent job, Maya! Congratulations!
V Spring Track
Track dragon of the week is Julie Soldat. Julie performed really well at the conference championship meet in Shot Put, coming in 7th overall in the Mountain Division. She earned an official personal record of 30.9 1/2 and for the first time in a meet, all three of her attempts were in the 30’s. She did all of this with a pained knee and her coaches and team are proud of her. Congratulations, Julie!