Athletics Recap - Weeks of December 5 - 16

December 16, 2016
  • Basketball

Varsity Basketball vs. Highland School - L, 56-34

This past Friday night was a nail bitter for every fan in the stands watching The Madeira Snails took on The Highland School. Captain Hannah Adams scored the first three points of the season in the first quarter. Though Madeira did not lose hope, they fell 56-34 after a hard fought game. Freshman Amara Eley led the team with 18 points. Ten out of the twelve players scored at least one basket and every player got to see the floor. 

Varsity Basketball vs. Brookewood - W, 49-34

Madeira Varsity Basketball had a fantastic game vs. Brookewood School at home. Winning their first game of the season 49-34, Captain Hannah Adams ‘17 scored a total of 14 points with Freshman Annie Newton close behind scoring a total of 10 points. 

Varsity Basketball vs. Washington Latin - L, 34-51 

Madeira Varsity Basketball had their first away game of the season on Thursday December 8th versus The Washington Latin School. This game was definitely filled with high intensity, as Freshman Annie Newton scored the first three pointer and a grand total of 11 points. After the hard fought game, Madeira fell 34-51.

Varsity Basketball vs. St. John Paul The Great - L, 34-53

During their second away game of the season Madeira traveled to Dumfries, Virginia to play against Saint John Paul the Great Catholic School. Madeira fell 34-53. Senior Bella Dunlop and Freshmen Amara Eley and Annie Newton, all scored a total of six points respectively.

 Varsity Basketball vs. Trinity - W, 49-46

In a exciting home matchup against Trinity, the varsity basketball team came out victorious in the end, winning 49-46. The team's success came from excellent ball movement in the first half of the game. Trinity changed strategies after the halftime break, and switched to a full court press, closing the 10 point lead for the Snails and eventually going up by one. After resettling, the Snails fought back behind Annie Newton's five points in the last two minutes for the victory.

JV Basketball vs. St. John Paul The Great - L, 40-17

Madeira JV basketball faced off against a strong St. John Paul the Great in Dumfries, Virginia for their first game of the season. The Snails came out in the first half a little timid, going into the halftime break down 20-4. The second half was a new game, led by Freshman Gabby McClellan offensively, and behind the tenacious defense of Margot Matheson and Holly Crawley. The Snails fell 40-17 in the end, but came away with good experience against their opponent.  "Our girls played well against a tough team in the second half," said Head Coach Kelly Picardi. "But we've got to come out with more confidence right away. We typically move the ball well, but tonight, we had too many unforced turnovers. Looking forward to improving in practice tomorrow."


  • Equestrian

At the Hazelwild IEA show on 12/10/16 Madeira was the high school team champion out of 12 teams. 

Individual results

Jacey Albaugh: Open Flat 6th, Open Fences 2nd – Jacey qualified for regionals Over Fences

Charlotte Burch: Open Flat 6th, Open Fences 3rd

Ava Brugger: Intermediate Flat 2nd, Intermediate Fences 5th

Isabelle Nimick: Intermediate Flat 6th, Intermediate Fences 2nd

Lizzy Isacson: Novice Flat 1st, Novice Fences 6th – Lizzy qualified for regionals on the Flat

Mikayla Connolly: Beginner WT 1st, Beginner WTC 1st


With only one show left in the regular season competition, quite a few individuals have qualified as individuals for regional finals:

Jacey Albaugh: Open flat and fences

Charlotte Burch: Open fences

Emily Leins: Open flat

Ally Edwards: Intermediate flat

Lizzy Isacson: Novice flat

Emma Knisley: Novice flat and fences

Bridget Vaughey: Novice flat and fences

Mikayla Connolly: Beginner WTC

Sydney Newburn: Beginner WTC 

  • Squash

Squash vs. NCS -  L

Squash took on NCS at home in their opening match of the season on 12/8. For many, it was the first time stepping onto the court in competition. Neshmeeya Abbas and captain Peyton Flory both put up a great fight, winning 1 of 4 games in their matches.

Squash vs. Mercersburg - L, 4-9

Squash had a great match against Mercersburg on Tuesday 12/13, with four victories taken by Fay Zhang, Aves Mocek, Calla Ritland, and Charlotte Chen. The rest of the matches were well fought - with almost every Madeira player winning at least one game.   

  • Swim and Dive

Swimming vs. NCS - W, 130-60

The Madeira Varsity Swim and Dive team improved their season record to 2-0 with a 130-60 win over the National Cathedral School at St. Alban’s Lawrence Natatorium on Tuesday, 12/6. Double event winners for Madeira were Giovi Moriarty ‘18 (200 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke) and Izzy Gati ’18 (200 IM, 100 Freestyle). Single event winners were Grace Frerichs ’20 (50 Freestyle), Sophia Bernstein ’19 (100 Butterfly), Sofie Davis ’20 (500 Freestyle), Maddie Heilbrun ’18 (100 Backstroke). Madeira’s relays remained undefeated with wins in the 200 Medley Relay (Heilbrun, Davis, Bernstein, Romi Gould ‘17), 200 Freestyle Relay (Moriarty, Molly Watts ’20, Gati, Heilbrun) and 400 Freestyle Relay (Watts, Niya Kelley ’20, Morgan Rushforth ’18 Lindsey Lukehart ‘18). 

“This meet showed our new depth in many areas” said Madeira coach Rod Montrie. “Freshmen Niya Kelley and Grace Frerichs have been big contributors. Our seniors are also swimming well with Kaitlin McCarthy posting a career best time in the 500 free and Grace Bilicki and Sahana Bhagat scoring needed points.”


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