Weekly Athletics Update—May 10, 2021

                                                         Weekly Athletics Update—May 10, 2021
In the good news department, per agreement with the Pingree School we will welcome spectators to attend this weekends scheduled events (see below) both home and away. We thank our families for their patience and cooperation during the Spring season and understand how challenging this has been for many. Please take note of the protocols in place should you plan to attend games at Pingree this week.
On-campus visitors must agree to the following:
  • By coming to campus, visitors must attest that they are not feeling ill, experiencing any COVID-19-related illness or symptoms, and have not been in contact with anyone who is quarantined or isolated with COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Visitors must maintain six feet of distance from other family units at all times.

  • CDC-approved masks must be worn at all times. Masks must cover the entire mouth and nose and must be fitted to the cheeks and jaw. Gaiters are not an approved facial covering.

  • No shared food or drink is allowed at Pingree athletics events.

  • No tailgates are allowed at Pingree athletics events.

  • Spectators will not have access to indoor bathroom facilities.

  • Vaccinations do not exempt visitors from these guidelines.
 Senior Spring Athletes by team will be recognized on WA Athletics Instagram (@worcester_academy_athletics) throughout the week ahead as we salute the Class of 2021 for their record of achievement. Congratulations to all!
Friday, 5/14
Varsity Baseball @ Pingree - 4:45 p.m.
Varsity Softball @ Pingree - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 5/15
Varsity Baseball DH at Gaskill Field - 10:30 a.m. 
Varsity Girls' Tennis - 10:30 am warm-up -- 11:00 a.m. **
Track & Field at Gaskill Field - 11:00 a.m. 
JV Baseball @ Pingree – 11:00 a.m.
Boys' Tennis @ Gaskill Tennis - 12:00 p.m.
Boys' Lacrosse @ Morse Field - 12:00 p.m.
**Tennis match will take place at the Bass River Tennis Center and will be limited to 1 spectator per student-athlete given the indoor space restrictions**
 Week In Review
  • Girls’ varsity tennis continues their outstanding season (5-1) with an impressive bookend 3-2 weekend series wins over the Williston School. It was fitting that the lone senior on this year’s team, Eleanora Winston teamed with Olivia Bennett for the decisive win in the final doubles match of Saturday’s contest. Congratulations to all!

  • Our track & field teams performed well in Saturday afternoons meet at Gaskill Field. In nearly perfect conditions a deep, talented WNH squad was able to hang on for a pair of close victories over the host Hilltoppers. Outstanding performers for Worcester Academy included:
    • Rohin Warner ‘21– PR in Pole Vault with a jump of 10 feet, 1st place; Hi Jump and Long Jump, both 2nd place finishes
    • Jack Adiletta ’21 – 1st place in Triple Jump/110m; 2nd place e finish in 200m and a 3rd in the long jump
    • Luke Parsons ’24 – 1st in 400m and a 2nd in the Pole Vault
    • Bella Nascimento ’21 – 1st in high jump; 2nd in 110m
    • Zara Nwosu ’23 – 1st in 100m
    • Kiely Floyd ’22 – 1st in Javelin; 2nd in Discus; 3rd in Shot
    • Ella Budzinski ’25 – 1st in 1,500/3,000m

  • JV baseball hurler, Connor Dozois ’24 hurled a complete game, 5-0 win over Andover and recorded 11 K’s during the outing. The team concludes their season on Saturday when they travel to Pingree for a 11:00 am contest.

  • Baseball jumped ahead by a 3-1 count in Friday’s series opener but the visitors from Williston rallied for a 6-3 win at Blackburn Field. The teams split a double header on Saturday with the hosts winning the 1stgame by a 4-3 count in extra-innings and the Hilltoppers finishing on a high note with an 8-2 victory in the night cap.

  • Softball dropped a pair of games over the weekend and will conclude their season on Wednesday – Senior Day – when they host the Winchendon School at New Balance Field. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m.

  • Girls’ varsity lacrosse ended their 2021 campaign on Saturday losing to a very talented WNH squad. The day’s events centered around our seniors who were recognized by coaches and underclassmen and feted with a nice post game celebration.
  • Boys’ tennis had a pair of competitive matches against Williston who withstood some strong WA efforts prior to falling in their weekend series. Friday afternoon’s # 1doubles match (Andre Mukhin /Omar Saber) was a particularly well played match with a number of long volleys.

  • Golf ended their season with a 216-202 loss to WNH denying retiring WA coach, Al Vaudreuil a win in his final match. Thanks to Al and to our three seniors for an outstanding season. 
Co-Athletes of the Week:
Rohin Warner ’21 and Connor Dozois ’24 – Track & Field / Baseball
Ella Budzinski ’25 – Track & Field