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Dragon Athletics 2023-2024 Winter Season Recap

Dragon Athletics 2023-2024 Winter Season Recap

The Kent Place Dragons put in a historic season filled with personal achievements and monumental team wins. In the winter we offer basketball (Middle School, JV, and varsity), fencing (varsity), ice hockey (varsity), squash (varsity), swimming (Middle School and varsity), Fundamentals of Volleyball (Middle School), and track (varsity).

At the Upper School level, both varsity and JV basketball had their best season in years, fencing had the most team wins in program history and medaled at NJISAA Championships, ice hockey won the Cohen Cup, squash went to Squash Nationals in Philadelphia, swimming placed fourth in the Union County Championships, and a number of athletes achieved personal bests in winter track.

In the pool, Middle School swimming set five KPS records: 100m Individual Medley, Ayah Bedri '28; 50m Freestyle, Mary Ferreiro '28; 50m Breaststroke, Ayah Bedri; 100m Medley Relay, Mary Ferreiro, Ayah Bedri, Charlotte Lee '28, and Rose Ferreiro '28; and 200m Freestyle Relay, Mary Ferreiro, Ayah Bedri, Rose Ferreiro, and Charlotte Lee.

This season saw some remarkable individual achievements as well. At the Union County Championships, two swimmers placed second: Liv Minton '25 in the 100m Fly and Margot Callahan '24 in the Breaststroke. On the ice, two players earned state honors: Molly Brozowski '26 was named to the All-State First Team and Morgan Reis '25 received Honorable Mention to the All-State Team. Molly also had the fifth-highest number of goals scored in the state with 24, bringing her career total to 53. Ava Builione '26 also had a standout season, scoring the game-winning goal for the Cohen Cup, and was later named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. On the track, Alyma Karbownik '24 placed second at the NJISAA Championship in the 200m. Addison McGoey '24 placed second at the NJSIAA Championship in the 3200m, earning her a spot at the Meet of Champions, where she ran a personal record of 10:49. Riley Crooks '27 fenced internationally for Canada at the 2024 Pan American Cadet (U17) Championships in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, she finished 5th out of 33 fencers from 12 countries.

Read about Kent Place’s history of athletic success here, and be sure to check out the spring calendar, so you can continue to cheer on our teams!