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Weekly Athletics Update

Weekly Athletics Update
 
 
It’s a busy week as athletes and coaches transition from fall to winter seasons. We congratulate all our student-athletes, managers, and staff and thank our coaches for the work they have put in with their respective programs. It’s rather simplistic to assess each season on the merits of wins and losses rather than on the growth and mind-set that has been nurtured and developed over the past 12 weeks. We trust all our athletes have been challenged to improve and to find a way to contribute to the overall success of their squads. We salute our seniors and hope there are more games to be played representing WA prior to graduation. 
 
 
  • Football travelled to Bridgeport to conclude their season as they took on Capital Harbor Prep on Saturday. The shoot-out that transpired was a competitive game and fun to be a part of, however, the final result saw the Hilltoppers on the losing end of a 33-27 overtime loss.  Despite a difficult season the team battled hard throughout and learned valuable lessons that will serve each of them well in the months and year ahead.

    Team Captains: Aidan Busconi, Asa Floyd, Frankie Polito
 
  • Varsity girls’  cross country competed in the Division II New England Championship Race on Saturday at Belmont Hill and senior, Gabby Gavala took a 6th place finish. 

    Team Captains: Naomi Dyer, Gabby Gavala

  • Varsity boys’ cross country was led by Jack Adiletta ’21 who was the top racer for the Hilltoppers on Saturday. 

    Team Captains: Cooper Dutton, Nicholas Manz


  • Varsity Girls’ soccer concluded on a strong note (11-5-2) and finished just out of the Class A playoff picture ending with wins over St. Mark’s and Cushing Academy. Freshman striker Elizabeth Finn broke the single season scoring record and will return with a host of classmates and teammates next fall to challenge  the elite teams at the Class A level.

    Team Captains: Haley Fenlon, Brenna Snell

  • Varsity boys' soccer team capped off a fabulous season winning the Western New England Private School Soccer Association title, finishing 17-1-1 overall and earning a #2 seed in the Class A New England Tournament. The Hilltoppers match up with # 6 seed Belmont Hill on Wednesday afternoon in a 2:00 pm match at Morse Field.

    Team Captains: Ekrem Hadzic, Max Proctor, Matthew Shaw, Carlton Steinberg                                                                
 
  • Varsity Volleyball saw their outstanding season rewarded with a # 6 seed in the Class B New England Championships. Road wins at Lawrence Academy and Cushing during the week capped a hugely successful 14-6 season that saw contributions from across the board. Tabor Academy (#2 seed) will provide the opposition as WA will travel to Marion, Ma for a 3:30 pm Wednesday contest. Congrats to Coach Clifford and the entire VB team! 

    Team Captains: Skylar O’Beirne, Angela Scumaci

  • Junior Varsity Volleyball concluded another good year filled with close contests, an excitable, enthusiastic coaching staff and student-athletes who seemed to really enjoy themselves. Thanks to all!

    Team Captains: Ava DeAngelis, Anna Leclerc, Eleanora Winston

  • Despite dropping their final three contests of the season the JV boys’ soccer team performed well throughout the year and competed hard in wins and in losses. Thanks to the boys’ and to Coaches Mull and Yanco for making the season a fun one to watch from afar. 

    Team Captain: Ulisses Pereira
 
Around the Rim:
 
  • Winter teams have already started training, the Tryouts and Indoor Winter gym schedule are posted (schedule Starts NEXT TUESDAY, 11/19).

  • Former WA great and current Dallas Maverick Basketball coach, Rick Carlisle made a surprise, unannounced visit to the WA campus Sunday eve and caught up with a number of WA students.
  • No surprise, but All-time WA great, Aliyah Boston already turning heads at South Carolina with impressive performance in her 1st two appearances. 
 
Co-Athletes of the Week:
 
Girls’ Volleyball Team 
Boys’ Soccer Team
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