Anna Ludkiewicz ’19 was named NEC Rookie of the Week at Sacred Heart University as she notched her first collegiate goal in the nick of time in the Pioneers’ conference lidlifter at Merrimack. The rookie’s game-winning tally came with only 2:34 left in regulation by taking a long pass in the middle of the field, dribbling through a duo of defenders before finding the back of the net for the 2-1 win.
Athletics Pre-Season Information
Dear MacDuffie Student-Athletes,
The MacDuffie School is happy to announce the following competitive sports teams for the Fall 2019 season.
Cross-Country – Boys and Girls
Soccer – Boys and Girls
Volleyball – Girls
The 2019-20 Athletics season for the MacDuffie Mustangs begins on Monday, August 26, 2019, with Varsity try-outs/training. Please see below for dates and times for the early season practices and events. You can also check the school’s calendar on the web site for updates.
Monday August 26 4:30pm-6:30pm Pre-season Practice
Tuesday August 27 4:30pm-6:30pm Pre-season Practice
Wednesday August 28 8:30-10:30am Pre-season Practice
Thursday August 29 8:30-10:30am Pre-season Practice
Friday August 30 8:30-10:30am Pre-season Practice
Students who would like to play for a Varsity team this Fall must attend the above practices. Students should bring the appropriate clothing and equipment for their sport, including a sports bottle.
Regular practice for all Varsity and sub-Varsity teams begins on Tuesday, September 3 at 3:30 pm. There are no sign-ups for Fall sports. Interested students should attend the appropriate practice (Varsity on 8/26 or sub-Varsity on 9/3) to meet the coaching staff and register their name. We look forward to seeing at practice.
The MacDuffie School gathered in the library Thursday afternoon to celebrate and witness a long-time MacDuffie student-athlete sign her National Letter of Intent.
Ryleigh Cauley, a senior from Granby, Mass. signed her letter of intent to Mount Mercy in Iowa. Cauley intends to major in biology or pursue a double major in biology and chemistry with the goal of becoming a physician’s assistant.
Cauley will also join Mount Mercy’s Division I NAIA soccer program this fall.
“I am looking forward to the college experience as well as getting to play soccer at a higher level,” Cauley said.
Cauley has been a student at The MacDuffie School since 2014 and a three-sport varsity athlete for the majority of that experience. She enjoyed both the success of major championships on the team level and individual accolades for her athletic performance.
The soon-to-be graduate was joined at the ceremony by close and extended family, friends, teammates, and coaches. MacDuffie Athletic Director Meirion George, who opened the ceremony, remarked he was proud of Cauley’s achievements both academic and athletic and commended Cauley for her leadership as team captain.
By Coach Neil Domer-Shank
May 22, 2019
There are not enough hyperbolic adjectives to describe the New England Prep Quarterfinal epic on Wednesday night.
After 10 pulse-pounding innings, the MacDuffie Mustangs Varsity Baseball team gutted out a 10-4 victory — The Mustangs Miracle— over the home Hamden Hall Hornets that propelled them into the Final Four.
MacDuffie boys’ soccer goalkeeper Charles Avery says the thing he likes about goalkeeping is how it allows him to control the flow of the game.
“You can control where the game goes. If you have a good goalie, you will never lose the game. If you have a good forward, you can always still lose,” he said.
After his graduation from The MacDuffie School this June, the senior from Belchertown, Mass. will attend the University of Chester where he plans to study exercise science. As well, he will play for UDA Soccer Academy in Chester.
“You play in a semi-professional league in the UK and play against other professional academies. A lot of the guys have been called up from there to play for semi-pro teams and some professional teams,” Avery said of the opportunity.
The soon-to-be graduated Mustang has played soccer at MacDuffie since he was in eighth grade.
“I played eighth-grade varsity, freshman, junior, and senior year. I played starter since junior year. I missed two games since then due to injury but I’ve played every other minute other than that,” Avery said. “Most of it has been in goal. That’s where I’ve been trained and specialize. That’s where I’m going to go play at the next level too,” he said.