Athletics Recap - Weeks of March 27 - April 7

April 7, 2017
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  • Lacrosse

Varsity Lacrosse at Maret 4/5 - W, 14-7

Madeira Varsity Lacrosse defeated The Maret School on April 5, 2017 at Maret. Madeira’s 14 goals were well distributed, with 7 different players finding a goal in the game. Trudy Painter ’19 led the offense with 5 goals, followed by Grace Frerichs ’20 in her Madeira Lacrosse debut with 3. Rounding out the scoring for the Snails were Morgan Wallace ’17 with two goals, and Catherine Luther ’17, Krysten Scott ’19, Annie Newton ’20 and Abby Stephenson ’17 all with one goal each. After 3 quick goals by Maret at the onset of the matchup, the Snails came back to lead 11-6 at halftime. Strong defense held Maret to just one goal in the second half, and Madeira's attack worked on possession and patience scoring 3, ending the game with the Snails ahead 14-7. Hannah Adams ’17 had a knockout game with 14 saves in goal. The Snails dominated on the draw with 14 draw controls distributed between Morgan Wallace ’17 (5), Claire Simpson ’17 (4) and Krysten Scott ’19 (4). 

JV Lacrosse vs Washington Latin 4/4 - W, 18-5

The Madeira JV Lacrosse team came away with the victory over Washington Latin in their home opener. Megan Grohowski ’19 and Sophia Phaltankar ’20 led the offense with 4 goals each, Grohowski with 7 additional assists. Stella Adler ’19 added three goals of her own, and Gabby  McClellan ’20 made many stops on defense and had one goal. 

JV Lacrosse at Maret 4/5 - W, 11-5

Madeira JV Lacrosse took on The Maret School Wednesday, April 5th, for their second game of the season. After being tied 3-3 at halftime, the Snails overtook the Frogs for a win of 11-5, bringing their record to 2-0 on the season.


  • Tennis

Varsity Tennis vs. Holy Child at Home 3/30 - W, 6-1

Madeira Varsity tennis won their first match of the season, playing against the Holy Connelly School of the Holy Child. Emilija Platukyte led the team's victory with her 10-2 number one singles win. Marina Akhavein had a impressive showing in number two singles match. Reilly O'Flaherty followed in number three singles winning her match 10-1. In number four singles, Holly Crawley made her team debut and won 10-4. Aves Mocek and Lily Mackney performed tremendously together, winning number one doubles 10-6. Ashby Deane and Bella Simmons were dominate in number two doubles, winning 10-6. Number three doubles team of Mary Watson and Chloe Valcourt pulled out a fantastic 10-8 win. Additionally, Jordan Kallet, Maggie Needler, and Sharon Ge played very well, and won their exhibition matches. 


  • Track and Field

Track and Field at Potomac Invitational 4/1

Madeira Track & Field had a great opening day at The Potomac Invitational on Saturday, April 1st.  Monte Saunders ’19 (300 M School Record Holder) took first place in the 300 Hurdle and first place in the 100 Hurdle, scoring the Snails 20 points by herself. Other top-ten finishers were Sequoia Ragland ‘17 placing 10th in the 200 Meter and Alexandra Murphy ‘19 placing 3rd in the 800 Meter. Lauren Grohowski ‘19 (100 Hurdle Record Holder) placed 2nd in the 100 Hurdle and 7th in the 300 Hurdle, and the 4X800 Relay team placed 7th overall. In the field, Yaje Nshanji ’18 placed 4th in the shot put while Vei Vei Thomas ‘17 placed 7th, Star Cruz ‘18 placed 8th and Cyan Perdue ‘17 finished 10th, all scoring points for Madeira.  In the discus, Perdue finished 5th, Nshanji placed 7th and Thomas finished 9th. In the long jump competition, first-time jumper Dana Osie ’19 finished 5th and Kelly McCormick ’18 finished 7th. Veteran jumper and team captain, Kelly Nguyen ‘17 placed 3rd in triple jump, while Osei, McCormick, Leah Fine ’17, and Bella Valcourt ‘18 finished 4th, 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively.  All five triple jumpers added points to Madeira’s score! 

Track and Field at The Saints Track Classic 4/5

Madeira competed at the St. Stephen St. Agnes Saints Track Classic on April 5th. In the 1600 Meter, Jackie Ayers ‘20 placed 9th with a time of 6:30.07, and Keya Chava placed 10th with a time of 6:33.72. The 4X100 Relay team placed 6th with a great start time of 58.71, while the 4x200 Relay placed 5th with a time of 2:00.55. The 4x400 Relay had a fantastic 3rd place finish with a time of 4:34.37, and the 4x800 Relay took 2nd with a time of 11:02.65.  In the shot put, Elfrieda Nwabunnia ’17 made her debut and tied for 3rd with teammate Cyan Perdue ’17, who threw a new personal record of 24'5.50 inches!  Vei Vei Thomas ’17 and Star Cruz ’18 finished 5th and 7th respectively. Long jumper, Kelly Nguyen ‘17 took 3rd place, had a new personal record, and qualified for states with a distance of 13'6.50 inches. Kelly McCormick ’18 took 6th with 13'5 inches and Dana Osei ’19 placed 9th with 12'8inches. 


  • Softball 

Varsity Softball vs. Highland School at Home 3/29 - L, 2-14

Madeira Varsity Softball started the season facing off against The Highland School in their home opener. Sam Sporn ‘18 threw 6 innings, and Ciara O’Donoghue ‘18 relieved and pitched 7th. All Madeira players were able to find playing time, including two freshmen. With a score of 14-2, the game was highlighted by a homerun by Catherine Hall ’18, and great defensive plays by Amani Hagmagid ’19 and Alexa Zartman-Ball ’17. 

Varsity Softball at SSSAS 4/4 - L, 5-6

In their first regular season ISL game, varsity softball exhibited great teamwork, sportsmanship, and competitive drive against St. Stephen St. Agnes School. Though it was a loss of 5-6, the Snails never gave up. Captain, Alexa Zartman-Ball ’ 7, hit a homerun in the top of the 4th inning to tie the game at 3-3.  Starting pitcher, Sam Sporn ’18, threw a great game and her defense helped her earn a quick three up, three down in the bottom of the fourth. Hard work and perseverance paid off for the Snails in the top of the 7th with a two-run home run from Ciara O’Donoughue ‘18 to bring the Snails within one run, but SSSAS came through with the victory in the end.

JV Softball vs. SSSAS at Home 4/4 - L

JV softball hosted St. Stephen St. Agnes School in their home opener on April 4, 2017. Angela Zheng and Amy Yoo took the mound and pitched for the Snails.  Nisreen Marabe got on base with a hit, and Jordan Harrison stole first base on a dropped third strike. Although SSSAS came away with the win, the Snails fought hard and are taking momentum into their next game.