Category: Athletics

Spring Sports Awards

Congratulations to all the student athletes who were honored at the Spring Sports Awards, and thank you to all the coaches who help make this season a success!

As well as teams, the following individual players were honored:

Most Valuable Player
Ade Olua ’17 – Badminton
Shannon Li ’17 – Crew
Ryleigh Cauley ’19 – Lacrosse
Kacey Deecher ’20 – Tennis
Marus Ludkiewicz ’17 – Track & Field
Connor Stevenson ’17 – Ultimate Frisbee

Most Improved Player
Prin Jitroongruangchai ’17 – Badminton
Avery Anderson ’19 – Crew
Grace Drost ’20 – Lacrosse
Nicholas Wang ’20 – Tennis
Ibrahim Koc ’19 – Track & Field
Vincent Pedersen ’18 – Ultimate Frisbee

Coach’s Award
Ludder Lu ’17 – Badminton
Jake Grondin ’17 – Golf
Talia Wiesel ’19 – Lacrosse
Beyza Tumturk ’18 – Tennis
Nicolette Peterson ’19 – Track & Field
Henry Ho ’17 – Ultimate Frisbee

Players’ Choice Award
Collin Wu ’19 – Badminton
Tim Yu ’17 – Crew
Kiara Rogers ’22 – Lacrosse
Eric Xiong ’19 – Tennis
Evan Murdock ’17 – Track & Field
Ethan Shelburne ’17 – Ultimate Frisbee

Thank you to Mrs. Cauley for the photos!

Kakar Signs with Barton College

Congratulations to  student-athlete Jake Kakar ’17  on signing with Barton College!

Kakar, a 6’4” shooting guard, received a scholarship to play basketball for the Division II Barton Bulldogs. Located in Wilson, North Carolina, Barton College is a private liberal arts school with a strong athletics program. In 2007, the Men’s Basketball Team won the NCAA Division II Championship.

“I believe Barton College gives me the best opportunity to be successful,” says Kakar. “It was a perfect fit, and I hope to have an immediate impact on the court and in the community.”

Nicely done, Jake. We wish you every success!

2016-17 Winter Sports Awards

We held our annual Winter Sports Awards event recently to honor some of our extraordinary student-athletes. Congratulations to those who received an award, and thank you to the teammates, coaches, and fans for your encouragement and support!

Most Valuable Player
Kacey Deecher  ’20 – Basketball
Dana Tate ’18  – Basketball
Jayden Holder ’20 – Basketball
Owen Albanese ’18 – Swimming

Most Improved Player
Jocelyn St. Onge ’18 – Basketball
Franck Kepnang Ndjong ’20 – Basketball
Jola Oke ’18 – Basketball
Rose Nguyen ’20 – Swimming

Coach’s Award
Emilee Auclair ’18 – Basketball
Austin Nzige-Nyambok ’17 – Basketball
Jayden Holder ’20 – Basketball
Whitney Peng ’17 – Swimming

Players’ Choice Award
Sarah Scott ’19 – Basketball
Jake Kakar ’17 – Basketball
Ethan Deecher ’18 – Basketball
Tim Yu ’17 – Swimming

Three Athletics Banners Unveiled

Any season for which we can hang an Athletics banner is a good season. A season for which we can hang three? Simply outstanding.

We recently unveiled celebratory banners for three of our Fall 2016 teams: Boys’ Cross Country, for winning the first Cross Country CISAC Championship in MacDuffie’s history; Girls’ Varsity Volleyball, for making it to the finals of the 2016 NEPSAC Class C Championships; and Girls’ Varsity Soccer, WWNEPSSA regular season Champions (the team had a 46-game win streak spanning three seasons).

Congratulations to all the student-athletes and coaches for their successes. You’ve all made MacDuffie very proud. Go Mustangs!

 

 

NEPSAC Roundup: GVV Reached Final, GVS Made Semi

Girls’ Varsity Volleyball and Girls’ Varsity Soccer wrapped up their seasons this weekend with the NESPAC Class C playoffs. We’re proud of their efforts!

GVV beat Bancroft School 3-0 on Saturday to make it to Sunday’s final against #1 seed King School. Although they fell short of the title with a 3-0 loss (11-25, 20-25, 19-25), they had a great showing and played a stellar match against a talented team.

GVS fought hard but lost in 2-1 in overtime to a strong Kimball Union Academy in the semi; KUA went on to win the title.  Our Mustangs were seeded #1–no small feat, given the bump up to the more competitive Class C division this year–and entered the semifinal with more than 40 consecutive wins.

Both teams had standout seasons. GVV lost only once this season, and four players were selected as New England All-Stars: Jocelyn St. Onge ’18, Ashley Stebbins ’18, Sarah Scott ’19, and Kacey Deecher ’20.

GVS finished the regular season as Western New England Class C Champions. Ala Legowski ‘19 and Ania Ludkiewicz ’19 were named Western New England All-Stars. Emilee Auclair ‘18 was selected for both the Western New England All-Stars and, together with Isabel Alvarez ’18, the New England Junior All-Star team.

Boys’ Varsity Soccer fell just short of the NEPSAC playoffs this year, finishing 9th in the division. Noah Nunes ’17 and Devon Huard ’18 made the Western New England All-Star team, and Noah was also named a New England Senior All-Star.

Congratulations to the coaches and players on so many achievements again this fall. Go Mustangs!

(Thanks to Amy Cauley and Laura Huard for the photos!)