Athletics Recap - Week of January 30-February 10

February 10, 2017
  • Equestrian

The Equestrian team traveled to the USEF “National” rated Stonewall Country II Horse Show in Lexington, Virginia.  The students had a very successful show competing against riders from throughout the Mid-Atlantic.  Everyone rode their best and supported their teammates.

Highlights included:

Emma Bishop, 2nd place 14 & under Children’s Hunter over Fences, 5th place $1000 WIHS/NAL Children’s Hunter Classic

Ava Brugger, Reserve Champion Schooling Hunter Division, Reserve Champion 15 & over Children’s Hunter Division, 1st Place $1000 WIHS/NAL Children’s Hunter Classic

Emily Cyrway, 1st place VHSA Children’s Medal, 2nd place THIS Children’s Medal

Adriana Luedke, 6th place Child/Adult Equitation over Fences, 6th place Special Children’s Hunters over Fences

Kelly Nance, 1st and 3rd place Special Children’s over Fences

Bailey Petty, 1st place Special Children’s Equitation over Fences, 3rd place Pre-Children’s Hunters over Fences


  • Swimming

ISL Championships at Holton-Arms

On Friday, January 27, the Madeira varsity swim and dive team took second place out of thirteen teams at the 2017 Independent School League Swim and Dive Championships at the Holton Arms School.

Madeira scored 265 points behind first place Holton Arms (294) and ahead of third place Flint Hill (190).

Madeira won four events: Maddie Heilbrun ’18 (200 Freestyle), Izzy Gati ‘18 (100 Butterfly), Sofie Davis ’20 (100 Breaststroke) and Gati, Davis, Giovi Moriarty ’18, Heilbrun (200 Freestyle relay).

Madeira set ISL meet records in the 100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke and 200 Freestyle relay 

Madeira also took 2nd place in the 400 Freestyle relay (Heilbrun, Meaghan Doyle ‘19, Davis, Gati) and 5th place in the 200 Medley relay (Doyle, Lily Rathbun ’20, Lindsay Lukehart ’19, Moriarty 

Other individual places were: Gati (2nd 200 Freestyle) Davis (3rd 200 IM), Molly Watts ’20 (4th500 Freestyle, 5th 200 IM), Moriarty (4th 50 Freestyle, 7th 500 Freestyle), Doyle (6th 100 Freestyle, 8th 100 Backstroke), Niya Kelley '20 (7th100 Butterfly, 9th 500 Freestyle), Grace Frerichs ’20 (10th 50 Freestyle, 11th 100 Breaststroke), Rathbun (4th 100 Breaststroke), Morgan Rushforth ’19 (12th50 Freestyle, 11th 100 Freestyle), Romi Gould ’17 (12th 100 Freestyle), Claire Simpson ’17 (7th Diving) Leah Fine ’20 (10th Diving), Sophia Bernstein ‘19 (9th 100 Butterfly) and Lukehart (10th 100 Backstroke).

 “This was one of our best meets ever.” said Madeira coach Rod Montrie.

“Not only did our girls score 50 points over our seeds but we swam 100 percent season best times. In 25 years that has never happened before. The leadership that our older girls demonstrated was outstanding and our freshmen were downright unbelievable.”

Swim and Dive vs. Flint Hill at Home - W

The Madeira varsity swim and dive team defeated Flint Hill 110-60 in a dual meet on Tuesday, 2/7 at the Hurd sports center. The win extends the snails winning streak to 8.

Event winners were Izzy Gati ’18 (200 FR, 100 Butterfly) Maddie Heilbrun ’18 (200 IM, 500 Freestyle), Giovi Moriarty ’18 (50 Freestyle), Sofie Davis ‘20 (100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke), Meaghan Doyle ’19 (100 Backstroke).

Madeira won the 200 Medley Relay (Heilbrun, Davis, Gati, Moriarty) in a new team record time of 1:51.78.

“This was a solid win against an old rival.” Said Madeira coach Rod Montrie. “It was a good tune –up meet before going into the city and state championships. This could have been a close meet but our strong depth helped us pull away.”

Madeira’s next meet will be the Metro Championships (2/10-11) at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.


  • Basketball

JV Basketball vs. Maret at Home -

In their second game against the Maret Frogs, the Snails were down 3 players due to sickness and illness. Gabby McClellan scored the first 2 points of the game within the first 5 seconds. The girls finished their first half leading by 5 - the score at 14-9. After the break, they continued to maintain control of the court on both offense and defense. The Snails left the court with a win, 27-15. The top scorers of the game were Gabby McClellan ‘20, A’nya Harrison ‘20, and Margot Matheson ‘20.

JV Basketball vs. St. Andrew’s at Home - W, 31-17

After defeated St. Andrew’s away 29-7, the Snails were prepared to take their second victory at home against the school. Madeira defended their home court with an impressive defense front and successful offensive systems, and held off St. Andrew’s with a score of 31-17. A’nya Harrison ‘20, Margot Matheson ‘20, and Maggie Needler ‘18 were all leading scorers in the matchup.

JV Basketball vs. St. Stephen St. Agnes at Home - W, 17-16

In their second matchup of the season against the Saints, Madeira had a tough route ahead to push for victory. The first quarter was all tied up, the score 4-4. In the 3rd A’nya Harrison ‘20 came through on offense, scoring 6 points, and putting Madeira ahead by 2. Down to the wire in the fourth quarter, Madeira was down 1 point, up to the last 30 seconds. Jordan Harrison ‘20 grabbed a rebound with 15 seconds to go, banked the shot off of the glass and in, and put the Snails in the lead by 1 point. The Madeira defense was able to hold the Saints off, running the clock down up until the final buzzer. After a thrilling competition, the Snails came out on top with a final score of 17-16!

JV Basketball vs. Potomac Away - W, 37-33

The Snails faced off against the Potomac School for the second time this season, and came away with the victory 37-33. After a hard fought first quarter and only leading by 1 point, the Snails altered their offensive system, and won the second quarter by 5 points going into the half. After the break, the Snails were led to victory by Gabby McLellan’s ‘20 15 points and Margot Matheson’s ‘20 leadership on the court.


Varsity Basketball vs. Maret at Home - L, 42-56

Varsity Basketball vs. St. Andrew’s at Home - L, 38-66

Varsity Basketball vs. SSSAS at Home - L, 36-64

Varsity Basketball vs. Potomac School Away - L, 43-64


  • Squash

Squash vs. Mercersburg Away - L

The Madeira varsity squash team played away against Mercersburg last Tuesday. While the team did not win overall, many girls won individual games and two girls, Sharon Ge '18 (3-1) and Fay Zhang '18 (3-1), won their matches overall.

Squash vs. Episcopal Away - L

On Tuesday, Madeira Squash went against Episcopal. The girls lost overall; however, Bella Valcourt (1), Aves Mocek (8), Charolette Chen (9), and Violet Peva (12) won one of their four games.

Squash vs. NCS Away - L

This Thursday the madeira varsity squash team played against NCS. The team lost overall but has improved dramatically since their first game against NCS. Many girls had close games, and the Snails improved altogether.