As temperatures rise and spring season approaches, the St. George’s community celebrated the successes and progress made by student athletes this winter sports season.
Dozens of Dragons received awards and recognitions at the 2017-2018 Winter Athletics Awards ceremony held in Madeira Hall on March 26.
“Overall, the winter season was a huge success,” Director of Athletics Rachel Horn said after the ceremony, citing achievements like boys’ varsity hockey’s win over Middlesex School during Middlesex Weekend, the sub-varsity teams’ combined 55-30 record, and the undefeated JV girls’ squash team.
The girls’ varsity hockey team defeated Brooks School in the first round of the playoffs this season, but ultimately lost to Vermont Academy by one point in the final seconds of the game.
Girls’ varsity basketball played two post season games this year and two players on the team made their 1,000th point this season – Michaela Sullivan ‘18 and Jennifer Driscoll ‘19.
“A smile comes to my face every time I think back to that amazing three-pointer made at the buzzer to win against Lawrence Academy,” Horn said of Driscoll’s game-winning shot. “Unfortunately, the girls were outplayed a few days later by a strong Pomfret team.”
Boys’ varsity basketball scored 200 more points than last season, noted Horn.
The boys’ varsity swimming won the Independent School League Championship this year and swimmers competed in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council Championships, where the boys took second place and the girls finished eighth.
“Several swimmers earned NEPSAC awards for placing in the top three of their events and two school records were broken,” said Horn.
Zachary Villamin ‘18 broke the school record in the 100-meter breaststroke event and Luke Edwards ’18 broke the school record for the 200-meter individual medley event.
Girls’ varsity squash came back from 2018 HEAD U.S. High School Team Squash Championships with another first place cup for the second year in a row.
“Of course, none of this would have even taken place without the support of the coaches, King Hall staff, maintenance and grounds, Mr. (Jeff) Nadeau and Miss (Wendy) Drysdale, Mr. (James) Moran, and the athletic office staff,” Horn said. “As we wrap up celebrating the winter season, we look ahead to a successful spring season.”
To view the full list of award recipients, click here.