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2017 Fall Sports Awards

Our Mustangs had an outstanding fall season!

Girls’ Varsity Soccer (11-1-1 regular season) won the NEPSAC Class C Championship and Girls’ Varsity Volleyball (17-0 regular season) made it to the NEPSAC Class C finals for the second year in a row.
Boys’ Varsity Soccer (10-5-1 regular season) won the South East New England (SENE) Conference Championship and made it to NEPSAC Class D semifinals. Both Cross Country teams had strong seasons and a great post-season showing. The Girls’ team came in 1st place in the SENE Championship and the Boys’ team came in 3rd.

The 2017 Fall Sports Awards took place during playoffs and reflect regular season achievements. Thank you to all the coaches who help make this season a success!

As well as teams, the following individual players were honored at the Fall Sports Awards:

Most Valuable Player
Ania Ludkiewicz ’19 — Soccer
Jace Legowski ’18 — Soccer
Ian Hua ’20 — Cross Country
Kacey Deecher ’20 — Volleyball

Most Improved Player
Jillian Ouimet ’21 — Soccer
Jola Oke ’18 — Soccer
Marie Hua ’21 — Cross Country
Jocelyn St. Onge ’18 — Volleyball

Coach’s Award
Kasia Ludkiewicz ’21 — Soccer
Hazim Jaber ’19 — Soccer
Olivia Ramirez ’19 — Cross Country
Ethan Deecher ’18 — Cross Country
Aniis Anderson ’18 — Volleyball

Players’ Choice Award
Emilee Auclair ’18 — Soccer
Devon Huard ’18 — Soccer
Nicolette Peterson ’19 — Cross Country
Ian Hua ’20 — Cross Country
Ashley Stebbins ’18 — Volleyball

PHOTOS: THAT’S THE SPIRIT

This year’s Fall Play was THAT’S THE SPIRIT, a murder mystery spoof directed by Mr. Lyman and produced by Ms. Benedict. The zany whodunit follows the murder of Hollywood psychic in a home that once belonged to a famed illusionist. The cast of characters–complete with a walking lampshade–make for a colorful and unusual list of suspects.

Congratulations to all who participated in the play, and thanks to Ms. Tew and Mr. Epaul for the photos!

 

Girls’ Soccer Wins NEPSAC Championship

Congratulations to Girls’ Varsity Soccer on winning the NEPSAC Class C Championship! The Mustangs capped an excellent season (11-1-1) by edging out Brewster Academy 2-0, with Emilee Auclair ‘18 and Mia Levesque ‘19 scoring and Ryleigh Cauley ‘19 with the clean sheet. This marks the third NEPSAC Championship in the past four seasons (previous wins were in 2014 and 2015) for the team.

In addition to winning the NEPSAC Class C Championship, the team was ranked #1 in New England Class C and Western New England Class C Champions, both for the second consecutive year.

Way to go, Girls’ Varsity Soccer–we are proud of you!

Thanks to Mrs. Cauley for the photos.

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Admissions Now Working with Duolingo

We are pleased to announce that The MacDuffie School is now a Duolingo English Test Partner, adding to our list of options for English proficiency testing for prospective international students.

Duolingo is the world’s largest online language-learning platform and the world’s most downloaded education app for both Android and iOS devices. The platform includes a free language-learning app, a crowd-sourced text translation platform, and a language proficiency assessment center.

The company has now created a reliable and user-friendly English language proficiency exam called Duolingo English Test (DET) that students can take on any platform (computer, phone, tablet). The DET can be taken any time and is a fast, inexpensive alternative to other options—it takes approximately 30 minutes and costs $49. The exam uses computer-adaptive testing, meaning the questions will automatically adapt to each test-takers’ ability, generating a different set of questions for every session. The exam requires the Google Chrome browser and a computer equipped with camera and microphone. The testing session is recorded and verified by a Duolingo proctor, and the results are available to students and the Admissions Office within 48 hours.

Our goal is to improve the application experience for international students while still receiving reliable results. If you are an international student applying to The MacDuffie School, you can take the test here.